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Wiretap: Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the blame-game rages on

Wasn't me Brownie: Stop blaming me for Katrina. Via Politico. Hindsight is 20-20 Seven essential facts about Katrina 10 years after – all of which point to governmental...

Wiretap: Big box and totally gay; arctic drilling; clawing back FEMA...

If you want to understand where America is now on LGBT issues, look to Walmart, which has now become a leading voice against discrimination...

Weathering disaster

"We've had the worst flooding in the history of the state and yet, because of the shutdown, we don't have the resources to address it," Hickenlooper said.

Climate-change analysts watching Colorado flood-insurance market

BOULDER, Colo. -- About a month before the floodwaters tore through town, NOAA released its climate-change report.

HUD directs cash, rebuilding aid to Colorado fire victims

In the last 24 hours, Coloradans have gained a more clear picture of the kind of aid the Obama administration and federal authorities will offer to help address the wildfires raging in the state and aid displaced residents.

Michael Brown awarded ‘heckuva job’ at KOA radio

Michael "heck of a job Brownie" Brown, the generally accepted incompetent head of FEMA who fiddled as New Orleans drowned under Hurricane Katrina, appears...

Prof. Brownie: Disgraced Bush official to teach Patriot Act class at...

Michael Brown, the disgraced head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Katrina, lives in Boulder now and, four years after the epic...

Gutsy Betsy Markey remarkably ‘just doing my job’

U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey -- the unlikely Democratic newbie from Colorado's 4th Congressional District -- seems still fresh enough in her politics to actually be acting from conviction. This week she made news for unabashed strong stances on two controversial issues: She defied the president and attorney general by publicly opposing the reintroduction of an assault weapons ban. Then she defied the business lobby and co-sponsored the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).

With new fire season upon us, FEMA ponies up for 2007...

FEMA coughed up more than $1.6 million in federal disaster relief funds Thursday to compensate the Colorado State Forest Service for fighting the 13,000-acre Malo Vega Fire in Costilla County in June 2007.

FEMA responds to beetle wildfire threat criticism

The Colorado Independent’s Jan. 9 article “Michael Brown, FEMA and the bark beetle: Talk about your looming disasters” identified the looming threat of a catastrophic wildfire in Colorado’s pine beetle-ravaged forests. Unfortunately, the article failed to recognize two important facts regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) involvement in this important issue: 1) FEMA Region VIII, based in Denver, has been working collaboratively with local, state and federal partners to prepare for such a fire, 2) federal law prevents FEMA from using taxpayer money to simply clear beetle-ravaged forests.
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