Katrina anniversary: How well has recovery money been spent?

Money from charitable foundations and $142 billion in federal funds have produced a substantial recovery in metro New Orleans, says a report released ahead of hurricane Katrina anniversary.

The people of New Orleans may disapprove of the way President Obama has handled the Gulf oil spill, but when he arrives this weekend to mark the fifth anniversary of hurricane Katrina, he is likely to encounter mainly welcoming audiences. It's not just a ... Full Story »

Posted by Preston Watts - via Christian Science Monitor, Google News (U.S.)
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Topics: Tropical Storms, Hurricane Katrina, Natural Disasters
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Posted by: Posted by Preston Watts - Aug 27, 2010 - 4:02 PM PDT
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by Kaylee Lentz - Oct. 27, 2010

With the Katrina anniversary just passing, the tragedy has been on many peoples' minds lately so I'm really glad a thorough follow-up was conveyed. In this article, all the bases were covered and the author somehow maintained a sense of factual, unbiased reporting. Instead of being a news "lapdog" by telling the public what they want to hear (which would be easier given the heartbreak of the disaster), Sasser appears to be a "watchdog," fairly investigating the damage control.

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