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  • Tie vote stalls bill to protect Confederate monuments

    April 14, 2016 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A second effort aimed at protecting Louisiana's Confederate monuments has failed to draw enough support to advance in the state House. Rep. Thomas Carmody, a Shreveport Republican, says his proposal to preserve "public memory" would create a state board with the power to review monument removal. The... more »
  • Judge rules against opponents of Confederate statue removal

    February 5, 2016 2:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A state judge has ruled against an effort by preservationists to stop the removal of prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans. On Friday, Civil District Court Judge Piper D. Griffin said the city did not act improperly in deciding to take down four monuments tied to... more »
  • Lawyer: threats made over Confederate statue removal

    January 14, 2016 1:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans city attorney says a contractor the city hired to remove Confederate monuments received "death threats" and has pulled out of the contract. Rebecca Dietz, a city attorney, mentioned the death threats to the contractor during a court hearing before U.S. District Judge Carl... more »
  • New Orleans may remove long-standing Confederate monuments

    December 9, 2015 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Prominent Confederate monuments long taken for granted on the streets of this Deep South city may be coming down. This week and next, the New Orleans City Council is debating the removal four monuments linked to Confederate history. A vote is set for next week and... more »
  • Jindal wants Confederate monuments to stay

    August 14, 2015 1:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A move by Gov. Bobby Jindal and his staff to put a halt to the removal of several controversial Confederate statues in New Orleans may be over before it started. Following a vote Thursday by the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission that pushed forward efforts... more »
  • Commission recommends moving NOLA Confederate monuments

    August 13, 2015 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A city commission recommended Thursday that New Orleans officials move four monuments to Confederate-era leaders from their current locations. The Historic District Landmark Commission voted to recommend relocating the statue in Lee Circle, the Liberty Monument and statues to both P. T. Beauregard and Jefferson Davis.... more »

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