louisiana

100 days

December 8, 2005 - The New York Times marked yesterday as the 100-day anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking the Gulf Coast; here in Louisiana, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is honoring the occasion today, seeing the starting point of the disaster as the fateful Monday when the flood waters started roaring into the city.

En route to New Orleans

December 7, 2005 - By car and plane, the Facing South/Institute team is now making its way to New Orleans for some first-hand coverage of developments in the post-hurricane Gulf.

Katrina response "broken"

By R. Neal
December 6, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal According to this AP report, FEMA officials on the ground in Mississippi warned headquarters that the "system appears broken":

Who will be number 1000?

By R. Neal
December 1, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Governors around the U.S. are scrambling to avoid the dubious distinction of having their state host the 1000th execution since the Supreme Court lifted the death penalty ban in 1976.

NOLA Katrina news

By R. Neal
November 29, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal Item: New Orleans opened its first public school post-Katrina. The article outlines some of the successes and the challenges that lie ahead for the public schools there.

YANBCC*

By R. Neal
November 15, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal The family of Louisiana lawmaker Rep. Gary Smith got $108 million in no-bid contracts to sell FEMA trailers. The lawmaker's family defended the deal: