Articles by Sue
April 5, 2007 -
Students from more than three dozen U.S. colleges and at least one high school will be holding events across the country next week to draw attention to the ongoing disaster in the Gulf -- and to demand federal legislation for a New Deal-style rebuilding program.
April 4, 2007 -
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund is currently hosting a conference in New Orleans titled "Greenlining Redlined America: T
April 2, 2007 -
A Facing South analysis of the Environmental Protection Agency's 2005 toxic release inventory data for states across the region offers some good news and some bad news: While air pollution emitted by the region's industrial facilities declined slightly from the previous year, the amount of pollution dumped into surface wa
March 30, 2007 -
An Orleans Parish judge has vowed to make good on his promise to begin releasing alleged criminals from New Orleans jails -- and he also announced that he would no longer appoint the local public defender program to represent such defendants, calling it a "mockery" of what such a program should be.
March 28, 2007 -
New Orleans' public housing residents will get their day in court.
March 27, 2007 -
The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a bill giving housing relief to people displaced by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. The measure frees up building funds for storm-affected homeowners and protects public housing damaged by the storm.
March 22, 2007 -
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin held a press conference earlier this week to set the record straight on remarks first reported by the Washington Post -- and repeated here on Facing South