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Federal hurricane response still lackingnew

These days, there's an increased awareness that federal aid has to move faster — that the need for additional resources like manpower and money should be anticipated before the storm, not days later. But Charleston Mayor Joe Riley and other municipal leaders are still focused on lasting reform.
Charleston City Paper  |  Greg Hambrick  |  09-01-2010  |  Policy Issues

Not Again

The New Year might be off to a fresh start, but the Corps of Engineers is up to its old tricks of missing deadlines and confusing priorities.
Gambit  |  Jeremy Alford  |  01-07-2008  |  Disasters

FEMA's Formaldehyde Foiblesnew

Over the past year and a half, FEMA has taken steps, sort of, to address the issue of formaldehyde in FEMA trailers, but the problem remains.
Gambit  |  Matt Robinson  |  01-07-2008  |  Commentary

Merry Christmas from HUDnew

Despite Katrina causing the worst affordable housing crisis since the Civil War, HUD is spending $762 million in taxpayer funds to tear down more than 4,600 publicly subsidized apartments and replace them with 744 similarly subsidized units -- an 82 percent reduction.
Gambit  |  Bill Quigley  |  12-12-2007  |  Housing & Development

Smoking for Jesus Ministry Takes Root in Texasnew

Exiled by hurricanes, the black congregation from New Orleans has flourished in Texas Hill Country, by clinging fiercely to their faith.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  09-24-2007  |  Religion

D.J. Augustin Plays a Real Pick-Up Gamenew

Hurricane Katrina ended Augustin's hopes to be a basketball star in New Orlenas, but he joined the team at a Texas high school where he evacuated -- and he now plays for the Texas Longhorns.
Gambit  |  Adam Norris  |  08-29-2007  |  Sports

For Katrina Recovery, Public Sector Needs to Step Upnew

New Orleans has come a long way since Aug. 29, 2005, but we have much more to do -- the "market-driven" recovery predicted by the mayor can still occur, but those in public office must recognize that there are some things only government can do.
Gambit  |  Editorial  |  08-29-2007  |  Disasters

Weathering the Stormnew

With hurricane season approaching, experts advise residents to make their own emergency plans, and not to rely on the government.
Gambit  |  David Winkler-Schmit  |  05-30-2007  |  Disasters

My White Privilegenew

I got sent to a ritzy hospital with no patients while poor New Orleans was left to die.
NOW Magazine  |  Naomi Klein  |  12-18-2006  |  Disasters

The Ripnew

When does an evacuee cease to be a guest and become a pain?
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  09-12-2006  |  Disasters

The Coast's Forgotton Poornew

One year after Katrina, no provision has been made for low-income families and renters on the Gulf Coast.
Jackson Free Press  |  Brian Johnson  |  09-06-2006  |  Policy Issues

My Last Normal Day in New Orleansnew

Do you remember August 27, 2005?
The Village Voice  |  Edie Hall  |  08-30-2006  |  Commentary

The Wake of the Stormnew

One year later, the nation has forgotten Katrina.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Eric Johnson  |  08-24-2006  |  Commentary

Deconstructing For FEMA Dollarsnew

New Orleans gets a lesson from Portland on greening its Katrina cleaning.
Willamette Week  |  Ian Demsky  |  06-28-2006  |  Environment

Under Developmentnew

Eight months after Katrina, big problems -- and a few opportunities -- confront the Gulf Coast and New Orleans.
The Memphis Flyer  |  John Branston  |  05-12-2006  |  Disasters

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