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New Orleans rises decade after Katrina – but gaps remain

As people search for words to describe New Orleans’ recovery a decade after Hurricane Katrina, they sometimes use words verging […]

8/21/2015 | Read Story »


Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of a dark chapter in New Orleans’ long and storied history, when Hurricane […]

8/21/2015 | Read Story »

Reimagining New Orleans as America’s most resilient waterfront city

In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita flooded coastal areas of the US Gulf Coast. Katrina alone flooded up to 80% […]

8/20/2015 | Read Story »

Some people got away alright

MICKEY LANDRY was the principal of a private school in Colorado Springs when Katrina struck. After some of his evacuated […]

8/20/2015 | Read Story »

The Katrina phenomenon: Baton Rouge and New Orleans are finally working together for the good of the region

In 2007, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Baton Rouge Area Chamber jointly funded a study to explore the feasibility […]

8/19/2015 | Read Story »

President Obama to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Since taking office, President Obama has made it a key priority to continue and expedite the recovery and rebuilding efforts […]

8/19/2015 | Read Story »

Why New Orleans’s Black Residents Are Still Underwater After Katrina

Bring a map of New Orleans.’’ That was all that Alden J. McDonald Jr., president and chief executive of Liberty […]

8/18/2015 | Read Story »

Post-Katrina Baton Rouge has bigger incomes, less crime than before storm, report says

Hurricane Katrina’s initial stresses on the Baton Rouge area, a shortage of housing for the displaced and even worse traffic, […]

8/18/2015 | Read Story »