New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

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Louisiana Town Considers Vinyl Siding Ban in Historic District

Gretna, Louisiana, is considering whether vinyl siding should be banned in the town’s historic district. More

Money Unspent, Louisiana House-Lifting Program May Terminate
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Money Unspent, Louisiana House-Lifting Program May Terminate

Federal authorities are telling Louisiana parishes to hurry up and lift those... More

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For Sale: A $100 Lot in New Orleans

Got a hundred dollars? You can buy a building lot in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. But there are a few strings attached. More

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Congress Rolls Back Flood Insurance Hikes

President Obama has signed a measure that reins in steep hikes in flood insurance under the federally-backed National Flood Insurance Program. More

Special Glass-Infused Wood Product Found Rotting
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Special Glass-Infused Wood Product Found Rotting

The Make it Right Foundation is rebuilding rotting stairs and decks on about 30 of... More

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Contractor Facing Jail Time For Katrina Ripoff

An unlicensed contractor could get years in jail after a jury convicted him of swindling elderly homeowners in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. More

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New Orleans Ponders Detention-Pond Approach to Flood Management

Instead of pumping the water out every time there’s a heavy rain, some New Orleans planners envision a system of occasional wetlands to soak up the extra water. More

Legal Wrangling Continues in BP Gulf Oil Spill
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Legal Wrangling Continues in BP Gulf Oil Spill

Even as a new phase of the civil trial against BP begins, the company is asking to... More

On the Wet Side of the Levee, Louisiana Homeowners Stress Over Flood Insurance
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On the Wet Side of the Levee, Louisiana Homeowners Stress Over Flood Insurance

Homeowners in Louisiana’s fragile delta are living outside the Federal levee... More

$700 Million in Katrina Elevation Grants Unaccounted For
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$700 Million in Katrina Elevation Grants Unaccounted For

An Inspector General report says more than half a billion dollars in Hurricane... More

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