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The End of the Beginning: #UBLawResponds Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic has just commenced our journey

For those of you who have followed this blog, you know that in January 2018, #UBLawResponds Student Attorneys from the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Puerto Rico Recovery Assistance Legal Clinic had an amazing service-learning adventure. 440 more words

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New 9/11 Timeline Entries: The White House on September 11, the Actions of Senior Pentagon Officials, the Flight 93 Passengers' Revolt, and More

A large number of entries have been added to the Complete 9/11 Timeline at History Commons, the majority of which provide new details about the events of September 11, 2001. 1,895 more words

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When Some is Better Than None: FEMA Accountability after Huracán María

What is accountability, really? We’ve all tossed the word around and heard it used. Usually one hears “accountability” and thinks of “responsibility.” According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, accountability is defined as follows: “the quality or state of being… 685 more words

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FEMA contract keeps Texas from sharing its own data publicly about state-funded disaster recovery programs

Texans are in the dark about the State’s progress in administering short-term housing programs and whether the State is meeting the immediate needs of Hurricane Harvey survivors. 653 more words

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Sometimes I Get Angry: Contemplating the Role of Anger in Public Interest Work

Sometimes, when working in a public interest organization, it can be difficult for me to remain calm. Sometimes I become angry and frustrated. I become angry and frustrated when I see people hurt needlessly. 406 more words

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The needs of low-income Hurricane Harvey survivors cannot be determined by FEMA data alone

To determine unmet need of survivors of disaster, the state relies heavily on FEMA data, an appropriate source, but one that systematically undercounts hurricane survivors with low or moderate incomes. 695 more words

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Texas announces $1B for mitigation efforts after Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas communities that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey will be able to apply for more than $1 billion in federal funds that can be used on projects to help prevent or lessen damage from future storms, Gov. 425 more words

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