Thursday, November 17, 2011 to defend listing of levee breach sites to National Register today!

New Orleans flood protection tax to stay at same rate next year~Holding the property tax at the same rate likely will generate more money because of an increase in property values. However, commissioners on the flood protection authority's board said they remain worried about finding money to pay for maintenance and other costs associated with the Army Corps of Engineers upgrades to the flood protection system.
"We know we're not going to be able to meet our obligations going forward,"
board President Tim Doody said, after noting that the additional costs for improvements add up to about $16.5 million a year for the authority.

Deep Into the Corps: Agency's Own Leaky Docs Express Doubts About City's Levee Fixes
~Jim Schutze

‘Til disaster comes along, I’m satisfied ~moosedenied

Jesse Jackson stops by Occupy Nola to provide support as eviction hints get stronger
~Ariella Cohen, The Lens

Cause Of, Rather Than Solution To ~The Chicory

Is Buddy Roemer now trailing even dolphins and archangels??~Mark Moseley

We have several items of interest floating about~Slabbed

Nonprofit News and the Tax Man
~Columbia Journalism Review

Parties to Chinese Drywall Litigation Announce New Settlement Program

Louisiana National Guard airmen to return home ~WWL

Revoke BP’s probation: patterns don’t lie…
~Disenfranchised Citizen

Melissa Harris-Perry: Louisiana's Wetlands Are a National Concern

NOLAbound a new program to augment entrepreneurial growth in New Orleans

Swoon's Sea Goddess Spotted Across the Pond~DEFEND NOLA

Overstuffed Egos: The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival~He Said/She Said NOLA

Lunch at The Irish House~Blackened Out

PhotoBlog - Live elephant beetles displayed at New Orleans museum
~Gerald Herbert / APZach Lehmann, visitor programs manager for the Audubon Insectarium, holds an elephant beetle, which is being exhibited at the facility in New Orleans. It's the first time the New Orleans bug museum has been able to get live elephant beetles since it opened in June 2008. Lemann said the beetles are hard to get because there's no regular supplier in Central America, where the beetles are native

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