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NEW ORLEANS DEMOLISHES COUPLE’S NEWLY BOUGHT TOWNHOME – THEN BILLS THEM $11,000 FOR THE DESTRUCTION

It may be the ultimate government-gone-wrong story. David and Lourdes Garrett bought a rundown townhouse from New Orleans and planned to repair and rent it. But weeks later, without any notice, the city dispatched a bulldozer and leveled it. And then it sent the couple a bill for $11,000. Now a lawsuit has been filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation against the city, seeking…

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New Orleans to remove Four Confederate Statues

Lee Circle will lose the statue of its namesake after the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday (Dec. 17) to remove four monuments related to the Confederacy from their prominent perches around the city. Besides Gen. Robert E. Lee, statues of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance of City Park and Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Mid-City and the obelisk…

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