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Biden Pledges Hurricane Recovery But Can’t Give a Timeline
Emergency Management
Biden Pledges Hurricane Recovery But Can’t Give a Timeline
2021-08-31 13:03:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden tried to sound reassuring Monday afternoon but could not guarantee a quick recovery from the devastation Hurricane Ida caused to southeastern Louisiana. “We’re going to stand with you and the people of the Gulf for... Read More

Jurisdictional Question Revived in Suits Over Coastal Loss
Law
Jurisdictional Question Revived in Suits Over Coastal Loss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The question of whether lawsuits blaming big oil companies for loss of vulnerable Louisiana coastal wetlands will be tried in state courts, as local parish governments want, or in federal courts, as the oil companies want,... Read More

Virus Dims Carnival Joy and Commerce on a New Orleans Street
Cities
Virus Dims Carnival Joy and Commerce on a New Orleans Street

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — During last year's Carnival season, tourists at the Elysian Fields Inn gathered over breakfast to talk about parades from the night before. At NOLA Art Bar, they sipped cocktails and watched a parade go by. At... Read More

No Mardi Gras Parades, So Thousands Make 'House Floats'
Cities
No Mardi Gras Parades, So Thousands Make 'House Floats'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — You just can’t keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras is coming. All around New Orleans, thousands of houses are being decorated as floats because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the elaborate parades mobbed by... Read More

New Orleans: Coronavirus Nixes Mardi Gras-Season Parades
Cities
New Orleans: Coronavirus Nixes Mardi Gras-Season Parades

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The raucous Mardi Gras parades where riders on elaborate floats toss trinkets to adoring throngs have been canceled in New Orleans because the close-packed crowds could spread the novel coronavirus. At least for 2021, the pandemic... Read More

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