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Activists say BP cut corners on Gulf oil cleanup

Protesters and environmental activists declared that the oil company had seriously cut corners in its cleanup of the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.


French Quarter curfew targets Black youth, critics charge

Due to a new law passed in New Orleans, in the French Quarter children 16 and younger must obey an 8 p.m. weekend curfew, replacing a previous curfew of 11 p.m.


On the Gulf, bipartisan backing for federal money, and unions

The enormous tasks of rebuilding after Katrina also has at least one local Republican siding with the unions.


New Orleans diary: Seafood, hospitality, an appeal for help

Katrina was the first in what would become a series of tragedies for the Big Easy, the next being the 2010 BP oil spill.


On Danziger Bridge cops shot first, covered up later

New Orleans police are charged with covering up the deadly shootings of innocent people on the Danziger Bridge as they were on their way to search for food days after Hurricane Katrina had laid waste to their city.


Five years after Katrina, it’s “win or die”

The human-made disaster that preceded the storm and got worse afterward continues.

New Orleans infrastructure still in disrepair

Four years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, New Orleans still lacks adequate basic infrastructure. Striking the city in late August 2005, Katrina left more than three quarters of New Orleans underwater, causing severe damage to public services, roads, and essential utilities.