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  • Hurricane Katrina Aftermath
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    Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

    Former Governor of Louisiana Kathleen Blanco talked about her time in public office and the challenges she faced when Hurricane Katrina made landfall. The former governor talked about the…

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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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  • Judicial Independence
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    Judicial Independence

    The closing plenary session of the National Governors Association 2007 annual meeting focused on judicial independence. The keynote speakers U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor…

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  • Innovation Technology and Higher Education
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    Innovation, Technology, and Higher Education

    The opening plenary session of the National Governors Association 2007 meeting focused on innovation and technology, including the link to postsecondary education. They focused on advances…

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  • The Garland Robinette Show
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    The Garland Robinette Show

    A simulcast of “The Garland Robinette Show” on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was shown. Federal, state, and local officials were interviewed live on the program and pre-taped…

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  • Hurricane Katrina  Memorial Service
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    Hurricane Katrina Memorial Service

    A citywide interfaith service was held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Auditorium to commemorate the victims of Hurricane Katrina on the first anniversary of the hurricane’s…

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  • Hurricane Recovery on the Gulf Coast
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    Hurricane Recovery on the Gulf Coast

    Participants talked about impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana communities. They talked about recovery and reconstruction efforts over the first year since the hurricanes…

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  • Preparedness for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
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    Preparedness for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

    A hearing was held on the role of Gulf Coast governors in responding to Hurricane Katrina. Governor Blanco was questioned over state evacuation plans that left sick and elderly patients in nursing…

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  • National Governors Association Opening Session
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    National Governors Association Opening Session

    The 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association focused on the state of health care and education in the United States. In the opening plenary session, former Secretary Thompson spoke on…

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  • Alternative Transportation Fuels
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    Alternative Transportation Fuels

    At the 98th annual meeting of the National Governors Association, the Natural Resources Committee heard presentations on the topic, “Challenges Facing the Expanded Use of Alternative…

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  • Democratic National Committee Meeting
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    Democratic National Committee Meeting

    The meeting began with the Presentation of the Colors, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the invocation. Chairman Dean presided over the general session. After speeches by Senator Landrieu and other…

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  • Louisiana State of the State Address
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    Louisiana State of the State Address

    Governor Blanco delivered her state of the state address in which she focused on recovery and reconstruction efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery
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    Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery

    The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on Gulf Coast hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts. State governors testified about the administration’s supplemental budget…

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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 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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  • 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 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 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 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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  • 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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