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Hurricane Katrina Turns 11 as Louisiana Continues Climate Change Battle

Today marks 11 years since I packed up my wife, cat and belongings from our condo on Poeyfarre Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans and evacuated. Some 20 hours later, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made … Continue reading

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The Road Home: A New Orleans Tale of Evacuation

It has been nearly 16 months since Hurricane Katrina crashed the party in New Orleans and managed to bring about a sound not heard there in almost 40 years – silence.  Bourbon Street and the renowned jazz clubs were closed … Continue reading

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Federal Assistance Needed to Curb Crime in New Orleans

On Tuesday a congressional panel convened a hearing in New Orleans to discuss with city leaders the rampant escalation in violent crime that is plaguing the city and its recovery efforts.  The four-hour hearing, entitled “The Katrina Impact on Crime … Continue reading

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