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6:54 am
Mon October 13, 2008

Dutch Water and Urban Planners Check Out The Big Easy

Nearly two dozen water and urban planning experts from the Netherlands have been reviewing the system in the city of New Orleans. They've come up with some ambitious concepts outlined today at Tulane University.

William Jefferson
10:30 am
Fri October 3, 2008

LA-2: Incumbent Jefferson Faces Six Challengers in Primary

This Saturday, October 4th, is the Democratic primary. It's part of the election process that will decide who will go to the nation's capital to represent Louisiana's second district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The primary is another chapter in the story of William Jefferson, the 18-year incumbent whose political career may hang in the balance.

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Demolitions
5:57 am
Mon September 29, 2008

N.O. City Council Discusses Demolition Moratorium

The New Orleans City Council will be discussing a possible moratorium on demolishing properties considered by officials to be in danger of collapse.

Road Home
4:16 am
Fri September 19, 2008

City Council Gets Road Home Update

The New Orleans City Council has been asked to keep up the pressure on the state's Road Home program. Members heard an update yesterday on what is — and isn't – happening with getting funds to people still working on recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

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NOPD
3:24 am
Wed September 10, 2008

NOPD Superintendent Riley says police "performed well"

New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley says his department performed well during Hurricane Gustav; he checked with the department's Public Integrity Division and no complaints have been filed against officers. He says officers will continue to concentrate on anti-looting measures. About 50 people have been arrested for multiple counts of looting, and the number of incidents is declining.

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Hurricane Gustav
2:59 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Mayor Nagin Evaluates Evacuation

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Mayor Ray Nagin is taking a look at how the city handled Hurricane Gustav, while keeping a close eye on the track of Hurricane Ike.

Louisiana National Guard
2:58 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Lousiana National Guardsmen Affected by Gustav

While people in New Orleans get back to their routines after Hurricane Gustav, some in the Louisiana National Guard have put their own recovery on hold while they pitch in where they're assigned.

Some members of the 141st Field Artillery unit took a break from setting up distribution points for people to pick up food and supplies to speak with WWNO. They had all been in Baghdad when Hurricane Katrina hit.

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U.S.
2:51 pm
Fri September 5, 2008

Can New Orleans Weather Another Storm?

The levees of New Orleans held fast against Hurricane Gustav but several more storms — including Hanna, Ike and Josephine — are now forming. Hurricane expert Ivor van Heerden discusses the levee reconstruction project and how New Orleans will fare during what is expected to be an active hurricane season.

Van Heerden is author of The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina.

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Hurricane Gustav
3:26 am
Sat August 30, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Announcement/Information

For the duration of Hurricane Gustav, WWNO will broadcast network programming. We are doing this so that our staff and their families may safely evacuate. We will return as soon as possible after the storm.

Best Wishes For Everyone's Saftey, Paul Maassen WWNO GM.

Current info on the storm http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.

Here is a list of some of the State agencies and other hurricane related resources:

American Red Cross
www.preparelouisiana.redcross.org
(866) GET-INFO or (866) 438-4636

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Transit
2:43 am
Wed July 23, 2008

Biodiesel Busses Hit The Road

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority is rolling out it's new fleet of busses that run on biodiesel fuel.

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