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6:00 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort Under Way in New Orleans

New Orleanians rally to help Hurricane Sandy victims.

A private relief effort is under way in New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York. It’s being run by former New Yorkers who’ve seen how New Orleans handles hurricane recovery.

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Superstorm Sandy: Before, During And Beyond
4:15 am
Sat November 3, 2012

Lessons From Katrina Boost FEMA's Sandy Response

Victims of Superstorm Sandy wait in line to apply for recovery assistance at a FEMA processing center Friday on New York's Coney Island. The agency has been praised for its response to the storm.
Bebeto Matthews AP

Originally published on Sat November 3, 2012 12:22 pm

Following Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has received good grades from politicians and even some survivors of the storm. In part, that's due to lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina seven years ago.

For Staten Island resident Deb Smith, whose house was flooded by the storm surge from Sandy, FEMA has been a savior.

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All Saints Day
6:00 am
Fri November 2, 2012

New Orleans Celebrates All Saints Day At Cemeteries

Earlyn Pickering Jaster tends her family's tomb.
Erin Krall WWNO

A family tomb at Lafayette Cemetery Number 1 gets some attention.

While much of the United States considers November 1 as just the day after Halloween, New Orleans marks a more spiritual holiday. Many in the city spend All Saints Day sprucing up cemeteries.

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Tulane University
6:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Tulane Researcher Wins $2 million Grant To Study Blood Supply

A Tulane University researcher has received $2 million to study improvements in the nation’s blood supply. It’s one of 20 awards handed out by the National Institutes of Health Director program.

Sergey Shevkoplyas is an assistant professor at the Tulane Department of Biomedical Engineering. He’ll be studying how some red blood cells degrade during storage.

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Latest News
6:08 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Army Corps Sends 'National Unwatering SWAT Team' To Help With NYC Subway

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 7:37 pm

"The New York City subway system is 108 years old, but it has never faced a disaster as devastating as what we experienced last night."

That's how Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority, explained the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy to the venerable mass transit system on Tuesday.

The problem is so big that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had deployed an elite 12-member team to help out.

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The Two-Way
12:40 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

A Morphing Storm: As Sandy Moves Inland, Snow And Winds Follow

An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow.
Robert Ray AP

Even though Sandy has switched from hurricane to post-tropical cyclone, it's still a formidable storm. The latest forecast predicts strong winds and coastal storm surges up to four feet in some places. Areas from the eastern Great Lakes region to the mid-Atlantic and up to southern New England can also expect an additional inch of rain.

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New Orleans budget
8:53 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Says No Big Layoffs In 2013 Budget

Mayor Landrieu explains 2013 budget

The New Orleans City Council is now reviewing the budget proposed for next year by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. The city is dealing with lower revenues and higher expenses.

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Hurricane Sandy
3:55 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

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2013 New Orleans Budget
1:14 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Budget Remarks

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed 2013 city budget today at a press conference at City Hall. Below is the entire text of his prepared remarks.

Good Morning.

Today, I am presenting to the City Council and the people of New Orleans our proposed 2013 budget. All over America cities are struggling to balance their books and New Orleans is no exception. Across the board, costs are rising and we have additional requirements to fund the NOPD consent decree that will make 2013 a very tough budget year.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Port On Target For 1 Million Cruise Passengers This Year

The Port of New Orleans on target for one million cruise passengers this year.

The Port of New Orleans and Carnival Cruise Lines hosted a reception for the refurbished Conquest ship now on its first voyage since a major renovation. Port officials are also celebrating substantial jumps in the overall number of cruise passengers.

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