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Katrina 3-Year Coverage : News Roundup: "New Orleans is still a city in recovery"

Desiree Evans
Two weeks after the levees failed, President Bush stood in Jackson Square in New Orleans and promised "to rebuild the city and the region." At the time he said: "We will do what it takes, we will stay as long as it takes, to help citizens rebuild their communities and their lives." Last week President Bush visited New Orleans, noting the "incredible progress that's

Katrina 3-Year Coverage: Reports show that New Orleans recovery still has a long way to go

Desiree Evans
Today marks the third anniversary of Katrina's landfall over the Gulf Coast, but the recovery efforts in New Orleans remain slow and problematic and several barriers remain to rebuilding, according to several reports released this month. Gulf Coast rebuilding must become a priority for the next president

Katrina 3-Year Coverage: Gustav may test New Orleans' troubled rebuilding

Sue Sturgis
With Tropical Storm Gustav spinning toward the Gulf Coast and expected to strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has returned home from the Democratic National Convention, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and FEMA Administrator R.