Louisiana http://www.kunc.org en FEMA Flood Insurance Law Faces Partial Repeal Over Premiums http://www.kunc.org/post/overhaul-fema-program-has-homeowners-calling-congress The House is expected to vote as early as next week to partially repeal a 2012 law that overhauled the National Flood Insurance Program, which is tens of billions of dollars in debt.<p>The law was meant to make people living in flood-prone areas foot more of the insurance bill. But lawmakers didn't realize how many homeowners would be affected — or how hard they'd be hit.<p>You can find some of those homeowners in Bayou Gauche, about 30 miles west of New Orleans.<p>Like other parts of South Louisiana, this small community is below sea level. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 54333 at http://www.kunc.org FEMA Flood Insurance Law Faces Partial Repeal Over Premiums Through The Internet, Gay Teens Connected To Larger Community http://www.kunc.org/post/through-internet-gay-teens-connected-larger-community In the past 20 years, the Internet has significantly impacted what it means to grow up as a gay kid in this country.<p>Before the Web, many gay young people grew up in what seemed to be isolation, particularly those in small towns. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Steve Henn 54034 at http://www.kunc.org Through The Internet, Gay Teens Connected To Larger Community Dying 'Angola 3' Inmate Freed After Decades In Solitary http://www.kunc.org/post/dying-angola-3-inmate-freed-after-decades-solitary Herman Wallace, one of the "Angola 3" inmates who spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement for the killing of a guard, has been freed after his conviction was overturned.<p>U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge, La., said Tuesday that Wallace had not received a fair trial.<p>The Associated Press says that Jackson "had also ordered a new trial because women were unconstitutionally excluded from the grand jury that indicted Wallace in the guard's death. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 50312 at http://www.kunc.org Judge Orders New Trial In New Orleans Bridge Shooting Case http://www.kunc.org/post/judge-orders-new-trial-new-orleans-bridge-shooting-case A federal judge ordered a new trial for five former New Orleans Police Department officers convicted in connection to the shooting deaths of two men on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans.<p>The shootings gained national attention because they took place during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.<p><a href="http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/judge_grants_new_trial_for_ex-.html#incart_maj-story-2"><em>The New Orleans Times-Picayune</em> reports</a> the judge ordered a new trial because of the "grotesque" misconduct of federal prosecutors. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:27:00 +0000 49726 at http://www.kunc.org During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died http://www.kunc.org/post/during-katrina-memorial-doctors-chose-who-lived-who-died On Aug. 30, 2005, a doctor climbed the stairs through a New Orleans hospital to the helipad, which was rarely used, and so old and rusted it wasn't even painted with the hospital's current name.<p>From that helipad over Memorial Medical Center, the doctor looked out over New Orleans, now flooding after Hurricane Katrina. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:05:00 +0000 49391 at http://www.kunc.org During Katrina, 'Memorial' Doctors Chose Who Lived, Who Died