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Death threats cause contractor to walk away from statue removal project
A city attorney told a federal judge Thursday that death threats have prompted a contractor hired by the City of New Orleans to remove three monuments honoring Confederate leaders and ...
Voters to decide on more cops, NOFD pension
On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved a property tax referendum to increase budgets for the NOPD and the city’s fire department. The proposed tax hike would generate an ...
Some wary of City Hall’s motives on Confederate statues issue
With 10 days to go before U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier hears a legal challenge to the City of New Orleans’ efforts to remove the Liberty Monument and statues of ...
Hearing on Confederate statues set for Jan. 14
A hearing on the future of four Confederate-era statues in New Orleans in federal court has been set for January 14, just days before the Martin Luther King Jr. National ...
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, surrounded by six of the seven N.O. councilmembers, signs ordinance calling for the relocation of four Confederate monuments from prominent locations in New Orleans on Thursday, December 17.  Photo courtesy of the Mayor’s Office of New Orleans
Mayor, councilmember clash over removal of monuments
After several hours of heated debate, the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to declare four Confederate-era monuments a nuisance, paving the way for their removal from prominent locations ...
Levee board lawsuit against oil and gas alive and well, though moving slowly
By Bob Marshall The Lens During a recent meeting of the regional flood authority, commissioner Paul Tilly asked for an update on the panel’s lawsuit filed in July 2013 against oil ...
2015 holiday season off to a bloody start
The Thanksgiving weekend, the kickoff of the annual holiday season culminating with Christmas, was marred this year by a series of shootings in the CBD that left several people dead ...
City gets one step closer to building “low-barrier” homeless shelter
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new “low-barrier” homeless shelter, an initiative led by Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and the Downtown Development District, moved one step closer to reality this month after the ...

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