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New Orleans Recovery

Before And After: New Orleans Since Katrina

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Black Voices

Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, bringing death, destruction and despair. Entire neighborhoods were wiped out, about 80 pe...

Six-Plus Years After Hurricane Katrina, Now Is a Great Time to Visit New Orleans

Martha Flumenbaum | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Martha Flumenbaum

Take a free ferry ride on the Mississippi River. Stop and hear some live jazz musicians while snacking on some pralines or a King Cake. Hold a live alligator on a swamp tour.

A Lost Game but Not a Lost Gain

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 03.17.2012 | Sports
Roberta Brandes Gratz

The Saints may have lost, but the city of New Orleans did not. It was never just about coming back but about coming back stronger.

New Orleans in Motion Six Years Later

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Many areas of New Orleans have not completely moved on, but the city is in motion thanks to volunteers and many high profile boosters here in the Hollywood of the South.

Katrina Pain Index 2011: Race, Gender, Poverty

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast. The impact of Katrina and government bungling continue to inflict major pain on the people left behind. These numbers offer some hints of what remains.

A Letter From New Orleans: Year 6 of a 5-Year Lifespan

Harry Shearer | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

The Army Corps' temporary, hydraulic pumps have now been in place since June 1, 2006. That means, as of now, protective structures with a five-year life span are in year six.

Katrina Volunteers Keep Coming, Even If They Have To Pay

Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A Methodist hurricane-recovery ministry that funneled nearly 68,000 hammer-wielding volunte...

Making Plans; a Review of Clear as Mud: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frank Gruber

It's important to recollect that although planning has been instrumental in the creation and development of New Orleans, New Orleans still exists as a great city because of a planning failure.

Katrina Aftermath

Mario Tama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mario Tama

I will never forget the moment I realized I would follow this story as it moved from the despair of ruin to the recovery of everything that New Orleans was before the storm.

Lost and Found: Preparing Workers for New Careers

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Hilda Solis

True, some jobs that have been lost aren't coming back to New Orleans. But new businesses and jobs are surfacing to take their place. And the Department of Labor is helping ease the transition from lost jobs to new jobs.

Laura Bassett

New Orleanians Still Feel Scars Of Katrina

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the past three years, Jean Chandler, 42, has been trying to figure out what to do with the six giant cedar wood doors piled up in the office of hi...

A New Orleans Diary -- Leaving Town, After Six Months

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

It's been an incredible experience to spend the first half of the year in New Orleans, as it's roller-coastered from Super Bowl-inspired ecstasy to oil-spill-driven gloom. No city has traveled so far on the emotional spectrum so fast.

Pentagon Not Accountable for Contractor Spending, But New Orleans Better Be Accountable for Road Home Grants

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

The feds were concerned that New Orleanians would get housing grants and be unaccountable. Someone has been unaccountable to the tune of $80 billion over the past five years. What do you know, it's the Pentagon.

In Obama's Budget, a Trickle of Money for Louisiana's Disappearing Coast

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The $35.6 million requested for South Louisiana is one-tenth the money requested in the budget for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Great Lakes? Are they dying?

New Orleans: What's Been Done, What's on the To-Do List

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

In New Orleans, there have been notable steps forward in arts, education and entrepreneurship since Katrina. The bad news is that the "temporary" pumps installed for future floods do not, and cannot work.

Obama New Orleans Visit: Post-Katrina Survey

McClatchy | Margaret Talev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Barack Obama visits New Orleans next week to survey how its recovery is going four years after Hurricane Katrina, he'll have a lot to t...

Resilience And Responsibility

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

One in four youth aging out of foster care in New York City become homeless, an illustration of a terrible national pattern.

Four Years Later, Let's End the Human Rights Crisis in KatrinaRitaVille

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The federal government still has a long fight ahead to make good on promises to rebuild a stronger, safer and more equitable Gulf Coast.

The Radical Choice this Katrina Anniversary: Celebrate

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stacy Parker Le Melle

I've learned that while no one in New Orleans or the diaspora wants to be forgotten, no one wants their lives reduced to mere victimhood either.

Obama to New Orleans: Drop Dead?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The farther we get into this administration, the clearer it becomes that New Orleans is now enjoying its second consecutive federal administration with a do-nothing approach to helping the city.

New Orleans: Where Did the Money Go?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The State of Louisiana has just replaced the previous private contractor, ICF, in charge of the program to renovate or rebuild affordable rental housing in New Orleans.

Winds of Change: The Rebirth of New Orleans

Mark Newberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Newberg

While we haven't been watching, New Orleans has been working. And now, just as the first signs of spring have arrived, the signs of New Orleans' rebirth are there, if only we care to look.

Navigating the Cone of Uncertainty

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

Riding out the storm is one thing. Picking up the aftermath of the storm is quite another.

Katrina's "Nigga," Three Years Later

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

It's more than obvious: large portions of New Orleans will never be rebuilt. As my mom put it, "You're nothing if you're poor and black. You're on your own." Three years after Katrina, that reality hasn't changed.