Opinion

A convention to remember

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The democratic convention is over and mightily glad it is. In a world of pandemics, social distancing and riots in the city, there is nothing better than enduring a convention full of dark comments, hollow on substance and bent not on winning for the people, but beating an incumbent president. With both the Democratic and the Republican conventions over it is now time to enjoy the fireworks of the election season. Sit back, enjoy the drama and maybe say a little prayer that our country will once again become one. Even though this is going to be one crazy election year, this is not the first convention to have its share of turmoil. The 1924 convention was even more tumultuous.

Fifteen years ago Katrina tried to wash us away

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As Louisiana begins the massive cleanup following Hurricane Laura, those of us living on the Gulf Coast remember the fear and concern that enveloped our region 15 years ago this week. A lady named Katrina changed many of our lives. In looking back, many Louisianans felt that maybe New Orleans really was a city that care forgot, and the whole Gulf Coast was thrown in for good measure. This human tragedy has haunted the Bayou State over the past decade as even today the rebuilding effort continues.

Storms of life

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If there is one thing I know for sure, life is not predictable. From the time we enter this world and take our first breaths, we set off on a journey that is somewhat out of our control. We can certainly control our choices and the way we choose to conduct our lives. However, there are always unknowns, surprises and twists and storms that we cannot foresee or control.

A convention to remember

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The democratic convention is over and mightily glad it is. In a world of pandemics, social distancing and riots in the city, there is nothing better than enduring a convention full of dark comments, hollow on substance and bent not on winning for the people, but beating an incumbent president. With both the Democratic and the Republican conventions over it is now time to enjoy the fireworks of the election season. Sit back, enjoy the drama and maybe say a little prayer that our country will once again become one. Even though this is going to be one crazy election year, this is not the first convention to have its share of turmoil. The 1924 convention was even more tumultuous.

Fifteen years ago Katrina tried to wash us away

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As Louisiana begins the massive cleanup following Hurricane Laura, those of us living on the Gulf Coast remember the fear and concern that enveloped our region 15 years ago this week. A lady named Katrina changed many of our lives. In looking back, many Louisianans felt that maybe New Orleans really was a city that care forgot, and the whole Gulf Coast was thrown in for good measure. This human tragedy has haunted the Bayou State over the past decade as even today the rebuilding effort continues.

Changing for the better

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Recent changes here at The Gazette are bringing positive results. Thank you for all your feedback and your responses that let us know we are headed in the right direction.

Election could change our judicial landscape

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Ever since middle school civics, that quadrennial Tuesday is etched in your subconscious calendar. Presidential Election Day. So you’re already well aware that on November 3, we’ll all head to the polls and decide if President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden will live in the White House for the next four years. But aside from that most pressing decision, most Louisianans are rightfully focused on other, more prescient factors: getting back to work, school reopening, or if they’ll be able to watch a game in person, in Tiger Stadium this fall.