A House Committee approves bill to protect Confederate monuments from removal
Posted on 5/3/2017 11:33:00 AM.
Four Confederate monuments in New Orleans are coming down, but the rest of the state’s military monuments would be protected under a bill by Shreveport Representative Thomas Carmody. The measure would prohibit the removal of any military monument from any war, including the Civil War. Carmody says many of his family members fought for this country, and he is proud of their sacrifice.
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Could Nola Mayor Mitch Landrieu run for president?
Posted on 5/2/2017 12:14:00 PM.

A New York Times report names New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential 2020 presidential contender. Political analyst Clancy Dubos says he hasn’t heard the mayor say anything about a potential White House bid. He believes the article reflects the need for a generational change within the Democratic Party.
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US Rep Higgins urges Gov Edwards to protect monuments
Posted on 5/2/2017 2:53:00 AM.

Congressman Clay Higgins has sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards urging him to take action to keep Louisiana’s confederate monuments in place, after the Liberty Place monument in New Orleans was taken down under the cover of night. Higgins says this is something that has to be done at the state level.
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Jazz Fest kicks off in New Orleans
Posted on 4/28/2017 3:53:00 AM.

Music lovers from all over the country are gathering in New Orleans for the Jazz & Heritage Festival that kicks off today. Producer Quint Davis says they have 580 musical acts over a two-weekend period. Harry Connick Junior, Maroon 5, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are headliners this weekend and 2nd weekend performers are just as good.
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Lawmaker plans to move forward with bill protecting confederate monuments
Posted on 4/25/2017 11:57:00 AM.

A state lawmaker plans to move forward with her legislation designed to protect Confederate monuments, even though the process of removing them has begun in New Orleans. The Liberty Place monument was taken down early Monday morning, and the city also plans to remove three more confederate-era statues. Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell opposes what Mayor Mitch Landrieu is doing.
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Lt. Gov Nungesser disappointed Liberty Place monument removed
Posted on 4/25/2017 10:28:00 AM.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is not happy the Liberty Place monument in New Orleans was taken down under the cover of night. The monument commemorated a group of white supremacists who fought against the racially integrated police force in 1874. Nungesser says the monuments should stay in place because they’re part of Louisiana’s history.
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New Orleans removes Confederate monument early this morning
Posted on 4/24/2017 11:19:00 AM.

During the overnight hours, New Orleans city contractors began removing the first of four Confederate monuments. The Liberty Place monument was taken away at around 5:30 this morning in pieces on a flat bed truck.
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Reconstruction begins on first 8 blocks of Bourbon Street
Posted on 4/24/2017 3:51:00 AM.

A major construction project begins today on the first 8 blocks of Bourbon Street. Director of New Orleans Public Works Col. Mark Jernigan says they’ll remove and replace the existing pavement and all of the infrastructure underneath. He says it is much needed repair work on New Orleans’ most historic street.
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Lt. Gov Nunesser promotes direct flights from New Orleans to Germany
Posted on 3/14/2017 3:49:00 AM.

The Louisiana Office of Tourism is promoting the Bayou State to travelers from Germany, as Condor Airlines prepares to offer direct flights to New Orleans this summer. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says representatives from his office spent the last week in Berlin promoting Louisiana’s food, culture, and history to the German-speaking market. But their efforts don’t stop there.
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Controversy over Confederate monuments remains despite court ruling
Posted on 3/7/2017 11:34:00 AM.

It’s expected that New Orleans city officials will quickly move to take down Confederate monuments around the city now that the federal appeals court has approved their removal. Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office says they will begin taking bids today and a contract will be awarded in 25 days.
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