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  • 08.20.2014
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Call me a sentimental old fool, but I miss my Schwegmann’s — and I got a right to

by C.W. Cannon  The Lens |  0 comments

The more I hear about how terrible the city was before the storm, the more I remember its unterrible charms. (continued)

  • 08.20.2014
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Live video Wednesday: Expert panel discusses how to pay for massive coastal restoration effort

by Bob Marshall  The Lens |  0 comments

A Tulane institute released a report Wednesday saying projects could cost more than $100 billion over 50 years. (continued)

  • 08.20.2014
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