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Environmental Concerns -- and Anger -- Grow in Month After Thousand-Year Flood Strikes Louisiana 19.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In the aftermath of the 1000-year flood that hit southern Louisiana in August, environmental and public health concerns are mounting as the waters recede. Residents want to know why many areas that never flooded before were left in ruin this time, raising questions about the role water management played in potentially exacerbating the flood. The smell of mold lingers on streets where the contents from flooded homes and businesses are stacked in piles along the curbside, as well as in neighborhoods next to landfills where storm debris is taken. Polluted Floodwaters I met up with Frank Bonifay whose home and business are in the Spanish Lake Basin region, about 20 miles south of Baton Rouge.  We went to his home on Alligator Bayou Road, which for weeks after the flood was only accessible by boat.  Car in front of flooded home off Ridge Road in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, on September 2. ©2016 Julie Dermansky On our way we drove past the Honeywell Geismar chemical plant near Saint Gabriel, where workers ...
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Louisiana, Florida governors take different approach on aid 15.9.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a tough time for a governor to come to Washington, hat in hand, to ask for billions of dollars for a hard-hit state, especially with Congress in the midst of election-season dysfunction and dominated by tightfisted tea party Republicans....
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Meet the Texas Billionaire and GOP Donor Behind the North Dakota Pipeline Controversy 13.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The Dakota Access pipline during construction on July 1, 2016, in Campbell, South Dakota. The much-contested project is funded in part by billionaire Kelcy Warren's large donations to Republican candidates. (Photo: Lars Plougmann ; Edited: LW / TO) Over the Labor Day weekend, security guards for a petro pipeline company used attack dogs and pepper spray against Native Americans resisting construction of a $3.8 billion pipeline through North Dakota, a project they say is desecrating land sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and putting critical water supplies at risk of contamination. If completed, the Dakota Access Pipeline would carry crude from the nearby Bakken oilfields to Illinois, where it would meet an existing pipeline that would transport the oil to Texas. That's the home state of the billionaire and major Republican political donor behind the project: Kelcy Warren, chair of Energy Transfer Equity of Dallas, a company that's No. 65 on this year's Fortune 500 list. The controversy around the Dakota ...
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Navajo officials move toward tribal Amber Alert system 12.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Farmington, N.M. • Navajo Nation leaders are in talks with the U.S. government to establish an emergency alert system across the 27,000-square-mile reservation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2c5wbNl ) that Coordinator Harlan Cleveland says tribal government officials and the U.S. Department of Justice are considering establishing the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System on tribal land. The program is a federal alert system created in 2006 in response to Hurricane Katrina.... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Opinion: Are we safer? Three questions 11.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Are we safe? The question, as we approach the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, is a fair one to ask given the investments, money and wars we have fought in an effort to protect this nation. But it is also misleading. It assumes that there is some place, some zone of safety, that we can reach, claim victory and then move onto other efforts.
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Beach town reels over chief’s death after gun investigation 10.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Worries would seem to be few and far between in Bay St. Louis, a community of sandy beaches and monthly art walks that bounced back strong after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina all but wiped it out. But the death of the city’s well-respected police chief who shot himself in the […]
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Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps 9.9.2016 Durango Herald
BATON ROUGE, La. – Eleven years ago, Sam Barbera hooked up his boat and headed to New Orleans to ferry people from Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters. Four weeks ago, he found himself in another boat for rescues – this time at home in Baton Rouge, when a massive rainstorm ravaged the area.It was “night and...
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Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps 8.9.2016 AP National
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Eleven years ago, Sam Barbera hooked up his boat and headed to New Orleans to ferry people from Hurricane Katrina&apos;s floodwaters. Four weeks ago, he found himself in another boat for rescues - this time at home in Baton Rouge, when a massive rainstorm ravaged the area....
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Despite Katrina lessons, flood plan in Louisiana shows gaps 8.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eleven years ago, Sam Barbera hooked up his boat and headed to New Orleans to ferry people from Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters. Four weeks ago, he found himself in another boat for rescues — this time at home in Baton Rouge, when a massive rainstorm ravaged the area. It was “night […]
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Help us Stop Lynching by Laptop Sign the Petition 8.9.2016 GregPalast.com

Greg Palast explains how it's done A petition demanding the release of the names of voters on the Interstate Crosscheck purge list. Sign the Petition   * * * * * * Greg Palast (Rolling Stone, Guardian, BBC) is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Billionaires […]

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After Hundreds of School Closures, Black Families Are Still Waiting for Justice 6.9.2016 Truthout.com
Graffiti alters a sign outside a school in New Orleans, Louisiana that has sat vacant since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. After the storm, schools across the city were closed or converted into charter schools; a process that civil rights advocates say disproportionately displaced Black students. The school pictured here is located in the historic Treme neighborhood and was recently sold to a private developer who is converting the buildings into studios for artists. (Photo: Mike Ludwig) Hundreds of neighborhood school closures in cities across the country have had a disproportionate impact on Black and Brown students, but two years after filing civil rights complaints with federal officials, students and families in Chicago and New Orleans are still waiting for a resolution. Meanwhile, students travel far away to attend class while school buildings sit vacant on their streets. Graffiti alters a sign outside a school in New Orleans, Louisiana that has sat vacant since Hurricane Katrina ...
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Did Democrats 'cry wolf' too many times before Donald Trump? 3.9.2016 Washington Post
Did Democrats 'cry wolf' too many times before Donald Trump?
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Inside Hermine at 5,000 feet 3.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
It came into the world without celebration or joy, or any of the usual fanfare that accompanies a birth announcement.
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What’s so important about LSU football. (What’s so important about LSU football?) 2.9.2016 Washington Post
What’s so important about LSU football. (What’s so important about LSU football?)
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Is US prepared for a major storm? 2.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
If you weren't directly impacted by Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma or Andrew, the haunting images of the days that followed those powerful storms may seem like a distant memory. In fact, you may be too young to remember them at all. 
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Lawmakers say FEMA too slow to set up mobile homes 1.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State lawmakers Wednesday lambasted the pace of mobile home setup for flood victims, saying it’s unacceptable that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has moved only one manufactured housing unit into a yard nearly three weeks after the catastrophic flooding. Rep. Clay Schexnayder, a Republican who represents areas of hard-hit Ascension […]
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11 years later, New Orleans remembers Katrina 30.8.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans. On Monday, officials marked the occasion with wreath-laying ceremonies to remember those who lost their lives to the flooding and celebrations to commemorate those who survived. Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined state Sen. […]
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Hurricane Katrina Victim Rebuilds Her Life Again After Louisiana Floods 30.8.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
After Kevia Bolds fled New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, she and her family decided not to return over concerns about future flooding. Instead they moved to Baton Rouge, La., and two weeks ago her house flooded again. Now she faces the challenge of rebuilding her life for a second time.
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Palast On MSNBC with Joy Reid Sunday 10:30am est 28.8.2016 GregPalast.com

I'll be on MSNBC's AM Joy discussing my year long investigation into the GOP's new plan to steal your vote for Rolling Stone Magazine. “The GOP’s Secret War on Voters,” exposes a scheme by 29 Republican state voting officials to remove voters, a program directed by ultra-right Trump operative Kris Kobach Secretary of State of Kansas. Read […]

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A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods 27.8.2016 NPR: Saturday
Myra Engrum works, cares for her son, has friends and is active in church. She's done things "right." But for the second time in 11 years, she's picking up the pieces of her storm-ravaged life.
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