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  • Hurricane Katrina Aftermath
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    Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

    Governor Blanco addressed the Louisiana State Legislature about Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. She thanked doctors, military personnel, firefighters, and all those who helped hurricane…

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  • Hurricane Katrina Response in Louisiana
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    Hurricane Katrina Response in Louisiana

    A hearing was held on preparedness and response by the State of Louisiana to Hurricane Katrina. Two panels testified about emergency responses to Hurricane Katrina, the status of recovery…

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  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
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    Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

    Louisiana elected officials and Major General Bennett Landreneau spoke to reporters about search and rescue operations in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They talked about the damage in…

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  • Hurricane Rita Damage Briefing
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    Hurricane Rita Damage Briefing

    President Bush met with local officials in Texas and Louisiana. He spoke to reporters about relief efforts in response to Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Then, Governor Blanco spoke about…

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  • Hurricane Katrina Response Update
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    Hurricane Katrina Response Update

    Governor Blanco and others talked with reporters about the hurricane relief efforts in Louisiana. They also answered questions from members of the audience.

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  • Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
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    Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

    Officials updated reporters on damage assessments from Hurricane Katrina and federal, state and local relief efforts in affected areas. They talked about the severity of devastation caused…

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  • Strategies to Recruit Reward and Retain Teachers
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    Strategies to Recruit, Reward and Retain Teachers

    The Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee of the National Governors Association held a forum on “Strategies to Recruit, Reward and Retain Teachers.” Deputy Secretary Simon…

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  • Community Rebuilding Needs After Katrina
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    Community Rebuilding Needs After Katrina

    A hearing was held, titled “Hurricane Katrina: Community Rebuilding Needs and Effectiveness of Past Proposals.” The witnesses participated in a panel of three Gulf Coast state governors and…

    139 views
  • Hurricane Disaster Area Tour
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    Hurricane Disaster Area Tour

    President Bush and Governor Blanco spoke about hurricane relief efforts at the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, LA.

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  • Federal Hurricane Response Efforts
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    Federal Hurricane Response Efforts

    Governor Blanco and hurricane relief officials spoke to reporters about flooding from Hurricane Rita and relief efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina. Among the topics they discussed…

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  • Hurricane Disaster Response Efforts
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    Hurricane Disaster Response Efforts

    Governor Blanco, along with local Federal Emergency Management Agency and military officials, spoke to reporters about local recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Governor…

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  • Hurricane Recovery and Disaster  Preparations
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    Hurricane Recovery and Disaster Preparations

    Governor Blanco and military officials spoke to reporters about Hurricane Rita. They discussed emergency preparations and forecasted damage from the hurricane. Following their remarks, they…

    72 views
  • Hurricane Disaster Response Center
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    Hurricane Disaster Response Center

    President Bush met with Governor Blanco in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joint Operations Center. They spoke to reporters about the damage assessment and progress of hurricane…

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  • Hurricane Recovery Area Tour
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    Hurricane Recovery Area Tour

    A group of House Armed Services Committee members spent the day touring New Orleans and the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf coast areas to look at some of the damage left by Hurricane Katrina and…

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  • Louisiana Military Base Closings
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    Louisiana Military Base Closings

    The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on additions to the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and community…

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  • US Health Care
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    U.S. Health Care

    In an open session Secretary Leavitt, a former governor of Utah, talked about the federal-state partnership and the problems with Medicaid costs. Mr. Aaron and Mr. Butler also talked about…

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  • Hurricane Recovery and Response
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    Hurricane Recovery and Response

    Governor Blanco spoke about the readiness of rescuers in preparation for Hurricane Rita relief efforts. She discussed her request for government funding to help alleviate the business and…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Callers discussed whether the federal government should pay for all of the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. They also…

    27 views
  • Charter Education Programs
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    Charter Education Programs

    First the governors voted on proposed policies and recognized outgoing governors. The 2005-2006 NGA chairmanship will pass to Governor Huckabee who spoke briefly at the end of the session. Governor…

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  • Democratic Radio Address
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    Democratic Radio Address

    In the weekly Democratic radio address, Governor Blanco thanked Americans and President Bush for their support of the relief effort. She also spoke of the devastation and relief efforts…

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