Your Conservative Republican Ticket for ARPEC [Election Day is July 11]

NOTE:  Styling itself “Your Conservative Republican Ticket,” eight candidates for Ascension’s Republican Party Executive Committee (there are a total of 16 seats, five at-large and 11 corresponding to the districts comprising the Parish Council) are running on the platform embodied in the letter below. Dear members of our Ascension Community, Early voting is currently underway […]

AG weighs in on SCOTUS’ ruling on Louisiana abortion law

In a narrow 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked Louisiana’s admitting privileges law. In response, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement: “The Supreme Court continued its heartbreaking line of decisions that places ‘access’ to abortion above the health and safety of women and girls. By putting precedent over patients, Justice Roberts […]

Governor Edwards addresses SCOTUS ruling on Louisiana abortion law

NOTE:  On Monday the United States Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a 2014 Louisiana law requiring any doctor offering abortion services to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.  In a 5-4 decision Chief Justice John Roberts sided with four liberal justices, relying on the legal doctrine stare decisis (adherence to established precedent when the […]

Governor’s office stresses importance of wearing mask

Wearing a mask or face-covering in public is the neighborly thing to do. When you wear a mask, you protect others and when others wear a mask, they protect you. For more information on the myths vs. facts of face-coverings, visit:

APL: The Evolution of the Cemeteries in the River Parishes (6/30)

Emily Ford, a New Orleans based restoration mason, cemetery preservationist and historian, will give a virtual presentation, “The Evolution of the Cemeteries in the River Parishes,” using Zoom on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Ms. Ford has completed dozens of tomb, tablet and monument restorations in New Orleans and its environs.  Her additional […]

Governor Edwards issues order keeping Louisiana in Phase Two

On Thursday Gov. John Bel Edwards formally extended Phase Two of reopening in Louisiana for another 28 days, as new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase across the state. The new order leaves in place occupancy and other restrictions of the previous Phase Two order and adds a crowd size limit of 250 to indoor gatherings. […]

BBB: Roofers remain on top amid COVID-19 pandemic

During this pandemic you may be considering doing some work around your house, or possibly fixing up your roof. Consumers turn to the Better Business Bureau more than 17,000 times a day to research a roofing business. Roofing remains the number one viewed type of business profile at BBB, with almost 6 million searches for […]

ARPEC Election a referendum on Parish President versus Parish Manager governance

Styling itself as “Your Conservative Ticket” for the July 11 elections for the Ascension’s Republican Parish Executive Committee (ARPEC), one slate of candidates is focusing on maintaining the parish presidency after a 2017-18 attempt to abolish the office in favor of Parish Manager governance.  An opposing slate of candidates includes individuals who supported amending the […]

Representative Kathy Edmonston endorses candidates for ARPEC

After serving 12 years on the Ascension Republican Parish Executive Committee and being elected without contest for a fourth term, Rep. Edmonston would like to support the following candidates for the ARPEC election scheduled for the July 11th presidential preference primary. AT LARGE CANDIDATES Brad Bourque Kathryn Goppelt Al Robert Greg Neff Jackie Sandefer CONTESTED […]

Graves: Legislation cheats Louisiana out of oil and gas subsidies

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed S. 3422, the Great American Outdoors Act, which now heads back to the U.S. House for a vote. “The fact that the Senate is prioritizing an enviro-bailout right now – amidst record unemployment, a pandemic and national civil unrest – is […]