NEW PLATEAUS Problem-solvers vs. Doomsdayers
It seems that everywhere you look the end is near. The scientist tells us of imminent environmental catastrophe; economists say we're headed for financial disaster; the politician claims a nightmare a... Posted on 6/22/12 at 11:11 AM
Officer Ronald Mitchell, who shot and killed 45-year-old Danny Brumfield with a single shotgun blast in September 2005, was found guilty of one count of obstruction of justice and one count of perjury for lying when he said he left his patrol car after the shooting and checked for Brumfield's pulse.
A white Mississippi man is mentally unfit to stand trial on charges he fired a shotgun at three black men who were trying to leave New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a federal magistrate ruled today.
U.S. Rep. Rick Berg stated that in Minot, there was no one on roof tops asking for help — an example of North Dakotans’ “can do” spirit.
Mr. Berg, you owe every one of the 1,836 victims who died in Hurricane Katrina and its subsequent flooding, their families, friends, cities, towns, states and all of us a public apology.
U.S. 90 is dotted with "For Sale" signs on weed-choked vacant lots, boarded-up shopping centers and concrete slabs where homes once stood, all reminders that a full restoration from Katrina is years away.
A $300 million wind energy project north of Rugby has been finished. Iberdrola Renewables developed the wind farm, which includes 71 turbines and is capable of generating up to 149 megawatts of electricity. Construction first got started last year.
President Barack Obama, who accused former President George W. Bush of leading a government "that sits on its hands while a major American city drowns," is hearing directly from New Orleans residents who have struggled to rebuild their city since the 2005 hurricane season.
President Barack Obama promised today that his administration would not forget what he called a tragic response to Hurricane Katrina. He said he would visit the still-recovering New Orleans before the end of the year. VIDEO: Use story link to see Obama's weekly radio/Internet address on Hurricane Katrina.
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