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In The Big Easy, Food Vendors Create A Little Honduras 20.10.2014 NPR News
Thanks to a quirk of history, New Orleans has long had a Honduran population, but it exploded post-Katrina. Nearly a decade later, Hondurans have created a vibrant, if underground, culinary community.
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A New Orleans Charter School Marches To Its Own Tune 13.10.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
As part of our series on the education revolution underway in the Crescent City, we profile a new, independent arts-centered charter that's struggling to put down roots.
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Bill Clinton plays savior in Arkansas 6.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Bill Clinton and James Lee Witt were walking through the kitchen at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs during a recent fundraiser when cooks and servers rushed to shake the former president's hand.
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The club Julia Pierson is joining: Life after a Washington scandal 6.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics

It may be lonely at the top, but there’s no shortage of company among the fallen.

In that respect, the society that former Secret Service director Julia Pierson just joined is as long as it is elite. Its members have faced the kind of firing squad that only Washington can bring. The long-faced testimony before Congress. The lambasting by cable news pundits. And of course, the eventual, reluctant resignation.

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Ebola case gives Perry real-time leadership test 5.10.2014 AP Politics
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States, and the revelation that dozens of others in Texas are now being monitored, is a potential health crisis that gives Republican Gov. Rick Perry another real-time leadership test and a chance to look presidential - or ineffective - on a national stage....
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Ebola case gives Texas Gov. Perry another leadership test, may bolster his 2016 aspirations 5.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Governor ‘appalled’ by UMN sports-ticket bundling 3.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
University of Minnesota announces educational programming around Nov. 2 Washington-Minnesota NFL game Art exhibit, film screening and panel discussion lead into Native American Heritage Month Media note: A conference call for members of the media with U of M Vice President for Equity and Diversity Katrice Albert will be held from 1:30 to 1:50 p.m. CT on Friday, Oct. 3. To obtain the call-in number and passcode, or for other related requests, contact the News Service at 612-624-5551 or email unews@umn.edu. MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (10/3/2014) – The University of Minnesota today announced the lineup of educational programming it will offer in advance of the Nov. 2 Washington-Minnesota NFL game. The programming goal is to increase awareness, discussion and understanding of the effects of stereotyped American Indian mascots and logos. The series kicks off Friday, Oct. 24 and was organized with input from students, faculty, staff, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, National ...
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Nederland celebrates, laments influx of seasonal 'leaf peepers' 3.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
More than a year after floodwaters damaged and closed Colo. 119 through Boulder Canyon, Nederland business owners are celebrating the return of the "leaf peepers" — those tourists who flock to the tiny mountain town to see the autumn ...
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Engineers call for national approach to flooding 22.9.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for dealing with rising flood risks.
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Engineers call for national approach to flooding 22.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.
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Betty Leipold: Best option for station 19.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot

Dear editor,

I still think the most logical place for a new police station is the Iron Horse Inn. It’s on the highway, the city owns it, and it certainly would not cost $9.7 million to renovate it, and there is plenty of space for parking.

Betty Leipold

Steamboat Springs

Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards 16.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.
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Bill Clinton's gift to America 12.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Bill Clinton's speech accepting the Democratic nomination for president in 1992 went through 22 drafts. But from the first to the last, he insisted on including a call to service.
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FEMA wants at least $5.8M in Sandy aid repaid 11.9.2014 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims....
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Evan Christopher at the Dakota; Replacements film 'Color Me Obsessed' 10.9.2014 MinnPost
Artscape is on break and full coverage will return Wednesday, Sept. 24. We’ll leave you with ideas for must-sees, hears, and dos – an ample supply of picks as new seasons begin and we head into fall. Tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 10) at the Dakota: Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road. Born in California, now living in New Orleans, Christopher spends much of his time in Europe, where there’s a lot less gasbaggery about jazz being dead. He’s an exceptional player of a once-popular instrument (Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman) that fell out of favor with the rise of bebop. What will you hear if you go? “I play the New Orleans clarinet,” Christopher told us last week. “That aesthetic is always a priority for me. After I returned to New Orleans about six years ago” – like many musicians, Christopher was displaced by Hurricane Katrina – “I decided to concentrate more on New Orleans than to concentrate on jazz. It put me in a frame of mind where melody was the most important thing. So it may sound corny, but I ...
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Louisiana's St. Tammany Parish Comes One Step Closer to Fracking 10.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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The Gulf Is Still So Far From Recovering. Just Ask This Oyster Farmer. 10.9.2014 Mother Jones
John Tesvich slices open oysters on the deck of his boat, the "Croatian Pride". Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk John Tesvich is a fourth-generation oyster farmer in Empire, a tiny Gulf Coast enclave south of New Orleans. He's spent his life working in the rich oyster beds here, the most productive in the nation, and has weathered his share of storms: During Hurricane Katrina, his house ended up under 17 feet of water. But last week, as he navigated his 40-foot oyster boat out into open water, he admitted that the turmoil this region has faced in the last decade was beginning to wear him down. "A lot has changed over the years," he said. "It seems like one crisis after another sometimes." One crisis was particularly damaging to Tesvich's industry: The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The fourth anniversary of the busted undersea well's sealing (after it gushed crude into the Gulf for nearly five months) is coming up next week, and Tesvich, who also chairs the oyster industry's main statewide lobbying group, ...
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His own words help bring down New Orleans prosecutor 10.9.2014 LA Times: Nation
Sal Perricone always had something to prove. Growing up poor and Italian in a city dominated by Creoles and Anglos, Perricone found respect on the streets after high school by becoming a cop. He pulled graveyard shifts to put himself through college and eventually took night classes to earn a...
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Q&A: One Student's Educational Saga In New Orleans 9.9.2014 NPR News
A high school senior looks back on five schools pre- and post-Katrina.
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Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, begins serving 10-year sentence 9.9.2014 LA Times: Nation
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became a national figure in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, reported to federal prison Monday to begin serving a 10-year term for corruption that unfolded as the city sought to rebuild in the aftermath of the 2005 storm. 
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