• These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.
  • New Orleans, LA--Aerial views of damage caused from Hurricane Katrina the day after the hurricane hit August 30, 2005. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

    New Orleans, LA, August 30, 2005 — People sit on a roof waiting to be rescued after Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans is being evacuated as a result of flooding caused by hurricane Katrina. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA

    Minnesota officials are taking steps to avoid a water crisis like Flint’s by understanding lead contamination prevention techniques.
  • Seattle is one of several cities across the country that has approved a new $15 minimum wage. One chef in Seattle has no problem with the increased minimum wage.