We’ve seen isolated protests in the Tri-City area in sympathy with two weeks of demonstrations against police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The embers were not cold from the fire that destroyed the St. Landry Parish courthouse when a group of citizens began agitating to have it rebuilt in Washington instead of Opelousas.
From the COVID-19 outbreak and the dip in oil prices to climbing unemployment figures and uncertainty around every corner, this is no time to maintain the status quo in state government.
The railroad that was finally built across the southwest Louisiana prairies in 1880 united two halves of the region that were growing independently, and quite differently, from each other before it
As the days grow warmer, we begin to watch the weather reports for news of the tropics and the big storms that breed there. Maybe this year we don’t want to look.