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Against All Oddsnew

A group of unsupervised mental patients running from Katrina made it from New Orleans to Houston. What happens next?
Houston Press  |  Todd Spivak  |  11-07-2005  |  Disasters

Picking Up the Piecesnew

After Katrina, New Orleans will need lots of faith, hope -- and the right priorities.
Gambit  |  Clancy DuBos  |  11-04-2005  |  Commentary

Love Fadesnew

After evacuees rebuff a writer's attempts to help, he tries to understand why.
Houston Press  |  Josh Harkinson  |  10-31-2005  |  Commentary

Cop Out

While helping out after Hurricane Katrina, New Mexico police allege they witnessed numerous and shocking incidents of police abuse committed by members of the Baton Rouge Police Department.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dan Frosch  |  10-26-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Reznor's Edgenew

Nine Inch Nails' auteur Trent Reznor's first output after a drawn-out dance with heroin reveals a newfound sense of purpose.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Zwickel  |  10-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

New St. Louisnew

Plenty of people are lining up to profit from the Crescent City's calamity, St. Louisans included. So why not simply relocate New Orleans, lock, stock and beignets, to St. Louis?
Riverfront Times  |  Tom Finkel  |  10-24-2005  |  Comedy

Submerged: An Evacuee's Journal: Calculated Risks

Environmental activists in St. Bernard Parish are doing their own tests for contamination after Hurricane Katrina. Eighth in a multi-part series
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Michael Tisserand  |  10-24-2005  |  Disasters

Illinois State Workers Stepped Up to Help After Katrinanew

Floyd Schleyhahn was one of 39 state workers sent to Bogalusa, La., 70 miles north of New Orleans. Schleyhahn came back with a detailed journal, and a long-distance friendship with a young family that had endured loss after loss.
Illinois Times  |  Bruce Rushton  |  10-21-2005  |  Disasters

Submerged: An Evacuee's Journal: Sugarcane Academy

A one-room schoolhouse for evacuees' children will reopen in New Orleans next month, signaling families' desire to return to the damaged city. Seventh in a multi-part series
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Michael Tisserand  |  10-17-2005  |  Disasters

Submerged: An Evacuee's Journal: Normal

For the poor of New Orleans, suffering trauma was normal -- even before the hurricane. The new New Orleans is called upon to do better for them. Sixth in a multi-part series
Association of Alternative Newsmedia  |  Michael Tisserand  |  10-10-2005  |  Disasters

Law Will Hammer Debtors and Victims in Perfect Economic Stormnew

On Oct. 17, the law changes drastically, making it much tougher to go bankrupt. The new law was drafted by the Republican Congress as a love note to the credit card industry.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Doug Monroe  |  10-06-2005  |  Commentary

A Flood of Emotionsnew

For African-Americans across America, Hurricane Katrina left scars that will last a lifetime.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Kia Gregory  |  10-05-2005  |  Disasters

Extracting Excess Profits From Oilnew

Oil executives can access each other's supply information without "conspiring," enabling them to passively collude in raising the price of gasoline.
North Bay Bohemian  |  Peter Byrne  |  10-05-2005  |  Commentary

Presidential Storm Watchnew

From the safe distance of Colorado Springs, George W. Bush monitored the hurricane hitting the Gulf Coast.
Westword  |  Adam Cayton-Holland  |  10-04-2005  |  Comedy

Back from the Dead

New Mexico State Police return home with gruesome stories of their mission of providing security for body recovery teams in New Orleans’s Ninth Ward neighborhood.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Dan Frosch  |  09-28-2005  |  Disasters

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