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Archaeologists fear biblical artifacts, monuments won’t survive Yemen war

August 9, 2018 |

Years of internal conflict and ISIS insurgency across Iraq and Syria has destroyed much of what was left of the Middle East’s pre-Islamic history, with experts now fearing that the protracted civil war in neighboring Yemen too will quietly erase its rich biblical roots.
FOX News

City commission will consider bid to declare Los Angeles Times buildings historic-cultural monuments

July 20, 2018 |

A bid to gain protected status for three Los Angeles Times buildings moved forward Thursday when the Cultural Heritage Commission agreed to consider an application to make them historic-cultural monuments.

Monument status could hinder a plan to redevelop the downtown L.A. block where they stand….


L.A. Times – Business

Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

December 12, 2017 |

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans have escalated their feud with Patagonia after the outdoor retailer told Americans that President Trump “stole your land” in his move to shrink two sprawling Utah national monuments.

The dispute pitting the GOP against a private company raised…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump Will Shrink Utah Monuments: Orrin Hatch

October 27, 2017 |

President Trump is shrinking two national monuments in Utah, accepting the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reverse protections established by two Democratic presidents, Orrin Hatch said Friday. The Republican senator said he was “incredibly grateful” that Trump called him on Friday to say he is approving Zinke’s proposal…
Newser

Zinke Recommends Shrinking At Least 4 National Monuments

August 25, 2017 |

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has completed his President Trump-ordered review of 27 national monuments declared by Trump’s three predecessors—and while he hasn’t recommended abolishing any of them, he tells the AP he has proposed shrinking a “handful” of them. Insiders tell the New York Times that Zinke’s report recommends…
Newser

More Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down

August 17, 2017 |

Cities across America, fearing that they could become the site of the next Charlottesville-style confrontation between white supremacists and their opponents, are stepping up efforts to get rid of Confederate monuments. Four monuments were taken down in Baltimore overnight Tuesday in a surprise move ordered by the mayor, and cities…
Newser

Trump Promises ‘New Monuments to American Grit’

June 8, 2017 |

Speaking in front of a coal barge in Cincinnati, President Trump promised Wednesday to construct a “first class” system of roads, bridges, and waterways along with “incredible new monuments to American grit,” the AP reports. Trump was in Ohio talking up his infrastructure plans, which include turning $ 200 billion in…
Newser