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Levee Reform

For this city, it's a new day 10 years after Katrina: Rep. Steve Scalise »
August 29, 2015

Citizen activism is key to New Orleans' revival and future: Ruthie Frierson »
Post-Katrina reforms make levee, floodwall inspections a daily job
August 6, 2015
Is New Orleans safe?
Aug. 1, 2015

Watching the levees
July 6, 2015


Letters: Levee boards should remain
outside state political influence

May 17, 2014

Unlearning Katrina’s lesson: Bills would again make levee board a governor’s plaything
May 16, 2014

Our Views: Don't gut storm reforms
May 10, 2014

Legislature should protect Southeast Louisiana residents, keep levee reforms in place: Editorial
May 4, 2014

Guest commentary: Levee board reforms could be washed away
May 2, 2014

'Ladies in red' back in Capitol to fight for independent levee boards
April 27, 2014

Adley makes changes to levee board bill, expects opposition
April 25, 2014

BGR: Amended SB 79 Still Threatens Levee Boards' Independence
April 22, 2014

Citizens for 1 Statement per SB 79
April 22, 2014

Rewritten flood authority bill gives Jindal more power
April 19, 2014

Senate committee backs bill targeting levee board
April 16, 2014

Legislature shouldn't weaken levee board reforms: Editorial
April 09, 2014

All Things Local discusses Flood Control with Ruthie Frierson of Citizens For 1 Greater New Orleans and Tim Doody, President of SLFPA-E.
March 8, 2014

East bank levee authority nominating committee meets Thursday, but may not choose nominees
March 5, 2014

Gov. Jindal, Louisiana Legislature shouldn't undermine levee reforms: Editorial
February 28, 2014


Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans opposes legislation to weaken flood protection authority: Ruthie Frierson
March 1, 2014

Letter: Someone finally stood up to Jindal
September 17,2013

Stephanie Grace: Board sees limits of independence
September 17, 2013

Maneuvering for Levee Board seats begins amid lawsuit controversy
September 16, 2013
Levee board suit supporters are likely to lose seats
September 16, 2013
Jindal won't reappoint 2 levee officials who support lawsuit against oil companies
September 13, 2013

Letter: Group backs Doody and Barry for SLFPA-East
September 8, 2013

John Barry, Tim Doody should remain on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East: Ruthie Frierson
September 8, 2013

New Orleans, rising from the ruins of disaster: Editorial
August 16, 2013


Locals say corps must man flood protection March 23, 2012


Don't revisit failed efforts to raid New Orleans' flood protection funds:
Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bills taking resources away from regional levee boards are threats to flood protection: An editorial
Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Orleans First in Nation to Place Experts on Local Levee Boards
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Steel MagNOL(i)As
Monday, January 31, 2011

Southeast LA Flood Protection Authority - East Commissioner John M. Barry Testifies Before Oil Spill Commission
Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Orleans five years after Katrina
Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Big Easy Rising
Sunday, August 1, 2010

Don't regress on levees: an editorial
Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Orleans could retain levee ticket revenue for a year
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Morrell backs off plan to turn over non-flood assets
Friday, May 29, 2009

Our Coast to Fix — or Lose
May 12, 2007

Vast Assets of Orleans Levee Board in limbo
April 23, 2007

A Reworked New orleans Panel Adopts Get Tough Attitude on the Levee Repair
April 18, 2007

Commentary: Save the Seawall
March 20, 2007

EDITORIAL: Flood control, not fiefdoms
March 13, 2007

Levee Boards Getting Serious
March 11, 2007

West Bank levee board hailed as top-notch
February 24, 2007

Post-Katrina activist gets TP Loving Cup
February 18, 2007

Levee board opposes cash swap: White House seeks to transfer funds
February 9, 2007

End comes to old levee board system
January 3, 2007

New era for levee protection begins; Out with the old parish boards, in with professional standards
January 1, 2007

Levee boards take final bow: Regional oversight begins in January
December 12, 2006

Levee board candidate list takes shape: Panel has until Dec. 29 for list
December 10, 2006

Editorial: Personal to the Levee Board: Time's Up
October 5, 2006

Jarvis DeBerry Editorial - Voters break the levee boards' spell
October 3, 2006

After Levee Board Victory
October 2, 2006

Voters speak loudly on levees 
October 2, 2006

Levee Change Ok'd
October 1, 2006

Voters Merge Levee Boards
October 1, 2006

Seize the moment
September 2006

Louisiana Votes on New Levee Boards
September 30, 2006

La. Voters to Weigh Fate of Levee Boards
September 30, 2006

Blanco visits city to support amendments
September 28, 2006

Our Constitutional Amendment Recommendations
September 27, 2006

Amendment 3 to merge, improve levee boards
September 27, 2006

Editorial: Vote for Amendment 3
September 27, 2006

Blanco, activists rally for Amendments
September 27, 2006

Endorsement of Amendment #3
September 26, 2006

Levee board redo coming to a vote
September 25, 2006

First 4 amendments get Blanco's blessing
September 24, 2006

La. voters asked to decipher 13 proposed constitutional changes September 23, 2006

Baton Rouge Chamber Endorsement
September 22, 2006

LABI Backs 4 Amendments
September 17, 2006

Gambit Endorses Levee Board Assessment
September 17, 2006

Fighting nausea to fix the levee boards
September 17, 2006

Lake Charles American Press Endorsement
September 17, 2006

Our Views: Make levees larger, safer
September 10, 2006

The long, strange resurrection of New Orleans
August 29, 2006

Levee Board back to its bad old ways
August 20, 2006

Levees still worry businesses in N.O.
August 19, 2006

Levee review panel sees organization needs
February 21, 2006

Setting our sights on politics as usual
February 19, 2006

House OKs levee board bills; Measures head to Senate today
February 17, 2006

Senate OKS 2 Levee Boards; Splitting authorities wins key support
February 15, 2006

Blanco compromised levee plan passes full Legislature 
February 14, 2006

Editorial: Unify Flood Protection 
February 9, 2006

Editorial: Divided We Flood
February 8 , 2006

Called to Action
February 6, 2006

Blanco Sets Date for Special Session
January 11, 2006

Levee Board Plan Affects 8 Parishes
January 31, 2006

Former Mayors Promote Political Unity on Flood-control  
January 6, 2006

Reconstruction also focuses on image 
January 18, 2006

Residents push to rid N.O. levee boards of politics
December 22, 2005

Business leaders demand levee board reform
December 16, 2005

Enraged and Engaged
December 13, 2005

Activist Developing Petition for Politicians to
Rethink Single Regional Levee Board

December 2, 2005

Petitioning Rally for Levee Board Consolidation - Members of the new grassroots organization will campaign for political unity and levee board reform with a day of massive petitioning
November 30, 2005

How to Help New Orleans: Country must ask hard questions first
November 30, 2006

Full Flood Safety in New Orleans Could Take Billions and Decades
November 29, 2005

Landrieu Threatens to Hold Up Senate Recess Until Flood Protection Upgrades Pass
November 28, 2005

Do Not Forsake Us
November 27, 2005


September 2006