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Gulf Watch

Gulf Watch: Docs and pols hit the Big Easy

January 30, 2007 - We don't usually think of New Orleans as a remote place. After all, it's one of the world's most visited cities, a renowned center of art, culture, music, cuisine. How a natural disaster -- compounded by official neglect -- can change things.

Gulf Watch: N.O. housing activists seek HUD investigation

January 26, 2007 - The residents of Survivors' Village -- a tent city erected in New Orleans last year to protest plans to tear down virtually undamaged public housing complexes despite a severe affordable housing crisis -- are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Inspector General to investigate the proposed demolition.