Gov Edwards says confederate monument controversy not a state issue
Posted on 4/20/2017 4:37:00 AM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says the state should not get involved in the city of New Orleans’ decision to remove confederate monuments. The city is attempting to hire a contractor to take down three Confederate statues and a monument that commemorates an attack by a white supremacists. Edwards made his comments on his monthly call-in radio show.

John Bel Edwards, Ask the Governor, confederate monuments

Louisiana sees 5th consecutive record breaking year for tourism
Posted on 4/12/2017 4:26:00 AM.

For a fifth consecutive year, Louisiana broke a record for tourism. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says in 2016, the state welcomed a record 47 million visitors, which is more than a 2 percent increase over the previous year. He says tourists spent an average of $360 a person.

Billy Nungesser, tourism, confederate monuments, Tim Chester

Louisiana Survey finds most residents oppose same-sex marriages & support Confederate monuments
Posted on 4/18/2016 3:55:00 PM.

The Louisiana Survey finds 53% of residents surveyed are still opposed to same-sex marriages even after last year’s historic Supreme Court ruling. Director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab Michael Henderson says this percentage has decreased over the past three years. He says the survey also found 52% support religious freedom laws.

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Legislation attempting to stop removal of Confederate monuments fails
Posted on 4/6/2016 12:21:00 PM.

Legislation that attempted to prevent local governments from removing Confederate monuments failed in a Senate Committee today. The bill would create a statewide commission that would have to grant a waiver before a monument could be altered, moved, or renamed. Confederate monument supporter Leslie Tassin says monuments of Confederate soldiers are a history lesson.

Senate, Leslie Tassin, Confederate monuments, Beth Mizell

Requests made to remove Confederate monument in Rapides parish
Posted on 3/15/2016 1:23:00 PM.

Alexandria attorney Thomas Davenport is asking the Rapides Parish Police Jury to remove a Confederate monument outside of the Rapides Parish Courthouse. Davenport says the monument, which has been there for over 100 years, alters the perception of justice.

Thomas Davenport, Confederate monuments

Contractor who was hired to remove Confederate monuments has car torched
Posted on 1/19/2016 2:23:00 PM.

A Lamborghini was found completely burned outside of H&O Investments in Baton Rouge this morning. H & O Investments pulled out of a contract last week to remove Confederate monuments in New Orleans. Attorney Roy Maughan, Jr. says in recent weeks, the company owner, David Mahler, received personal death threats at home and work.

Confederate monuments, Lamborghini, H&O Investments, Roy Maughan, David Mahler

NOLA City Council votes to remove Confederate monuments
Posted on 12/17/2015 1:48:00 PM.

The New Orleans City Council votes for an ordinance that will lead to the removal of four confederate monuments from their current locations. The council made its decision after passionate arguments from both sides. The first person to speak was New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who called on the council to remove the monuments after a mass shooting at an African American church in South Carolina.

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Tense discussion in New Orleans during public hearing on Confederate monuments
Posted on 12/10/2015 5:40:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Emotions were running high during a public hearing in New Orleans over whether or not to remove four Confederate monuments. The City Council is expected to vote next week one way or another on a declaration that states the structures are a nuisance which would pave the way for them to come down. 
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New Orleans monument supporters present thousands of signatures to mayor
Posted on 12/8/2015 3:35:00 PM.

A group called the Monumental Task Committee says they have collected over 31-thousand signatures from people who oppose the removal of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans. President Pierre McGraw says they want their voices heard before the city council holds a special committee meeting on Thursday that will discuss the removal of the structures.

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Poll shows 46-percent of African-American voters support removing or renaming Confederate monuments
Posted on 10/12/2015 12:26:00 PM.
A recent poll conducted for WWL-TV and The Advocate shows that less than half of Louisiana African-American voters are in favor of removing or renaming monuments that honor Confederate leaders.  The Clarus Research Group survey shows only 46-percent of black respondents support removal of the monuments.  
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