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10:52 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

New Orleans Still Facing Budget Shortfall

New Orleans, La. – The latest figures show a nearly $29 million-dollar shortfall. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says city employees will NOT face cutbacks.

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10:49 pm
Fri June 17, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Rallies For Medical Center Support

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says the new hospital proposed alongside the new Veterans Administration hospital is a sound investment. Critics contend the new state hospital is too big and too expensive.

"We don't know whether it's too big or not because the business plan has not yet been completed."

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10:47 pm
Wed June 15, 2011

Record-Size Dead Zone Predicted

New Orleans, La. – Professor Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium says two factors are combining to form a dead zone predicted to be the size of Delaware and New Jersey. That's more than 9400 miles covered on the bottom of the Continental shelf.

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WWNO News Reports
10:33 pm
Tue June 14, 2011

Mid-City Development Plan Reviewed By Residents

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11:26 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

New Orleans Resuming Drop-offs For Hazardous Household Products

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12:29 pm
Sat June 11, 2011

Bonnet Carre Spillway Starting To Close

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WWNO News Reports
9:26 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

Rep. Richmond Wants Vessels Ready To Move Sediment To Wetlands

New Orleans, La. – The Democratic lawmaker told a business audience at the World Trace Center overlooking the high river that Republican leadership is resisting any additional funds for dredging. Richmond says a bipartisan effort is under way to get $95 million-dollars to keep the river fully open. He's asking business leaders to help with long-term plans.

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WWNO News Reports
9:44 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Corps Pressed For More Dredging Of Swollen Mississippi River

New Orleans, La. – The president of the Associated Branch Pilots says new restrictions are starting tomorrow limiting the depth of vessels from 45 feet to 43 feet below the surface. That means lighter cargo and lost income to maritime interests. Captain Mike Lorino joined a panel of lawmakers and business leaders at the Port of New Orleans calling on the Corps to step up the dredging work.

"They have left the Mississippi River - the greatest waterway in the world - open to disaster."

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WWNO News Reports
9:57 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Warren Buffett Speaks To Small-Business Program Graduates in New Orleans

New Orleans, La. – The 30 graduates own small businesses that include pest control, martial arts, shoe sales, construction and demolition. They received business, legal and planning advice through a nationwide program to distribute $500 million dollars from the investment bank Goldman Sachs. Buffett says his investment firm has bought many companies that started with only a few hundreds dollars.

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8:47 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Names Task Force To End Homelessness

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