Because they serve as a lifeline to returning residents, many parish businesses did their best to open up as quickly as possible after Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of the parish without power. […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The route to the moon and perhaps to Mars now goes through New Orleans – and the detour could not come at a better time in the city’s struggle to rebuild its shattered economy after Hurricane Katrina.
By Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Bessie Griffin needs a government grant to rebuild the home Hurricane Katrina wrecked, but procrastinating may have cost her dearly. […]
In a published news story, the Recovery Czar of New Orleans, Dr. Ed Blakely, made what I thought was a ridiculous suggestion for economic development in New Orleans. […]
Hurricane season is upon Louisiana once again and the St. Charles Parish School Board are crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on their hurricane disaster preparedness and recovery plan, a work that has been in constant progress since the storm hit nearly two years ago. […]
Increased business and new customers in St. Charles Parish are helping Cox cable get back on its feet after Katrina devastated the communications giant’s infrastructure and drove 200,000 people – including 74,000 subscribers – to new homes outside of the New Orleans area. […]
Many believe Gov. Kathleen Blanco’s call for a special legislative session beginning Friday to be premature and an opportunity to give away Christmas gifts from the state government. Hopefully that will not be the case. […]
BATON ROUGE — When six feet of Katrina’s water rushed down Bayou Savage along the eastern side of New Orleans, Pete Gerica rescued his elderly mother from the surge and strapped her to the top of a tree using a cable wire. […]
Back in January, I visited Katrina evacuees in Atlanta. I vividly recall a conversation with one young mother, Shajuan Harris, who tightly held her child and tearfully told me about her top priority for recovery. Good schools were more important than housing, she said, adding that she would live in a shack if she could return to a better New Orleans school system.