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U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:31 p.m.

Trump administration backs Obama in national monument clash

A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court – and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

Boise monument marking “beginning of civilization” removed

A monument to the Army officer who selected the site for Fort Boise in 1863 stood for 84 years near his campsite on the Boise River. The Boise Metro Rotary …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

A duty to remember: Upper Columbia Academy honors students who served in military during Vietnam War era

The Upper Columbia Academy dedicated a monument honoring former students who served in the military during the Vietnam War era.


Judge weighs fate of Confederate monument in Charlottesville

A judge in Virginia heard arguments but didn’t issue a final ruling Friday on whether a lawsuit over Charlottesville’s decision to remove the Confederate monument that helped spark a violent …


Truck crashes into World War I monument in Astoria, Oregon

A driver has damaged an Oregon monument that was built to commemorate the soldiers who fought in World War I.


Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols

The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city’s right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, saying …


Charlottesville shakes Trump presidency

The Republican Party is going to be allied with Trump on some things but not others. And right now, the president is somewhere I can’t go and where the Republican …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Oregon refuge occupier, formerly of Spokane, jailed amid mental health concerns

A federal judge has revoked the release of a man convicted of conspiracy during last-year’s armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

Helena commission orders removal of Confederate fountain

The Helena City Commission ordered the removal of a Confederate memorial during an administrative meeting Wednesday.


Protesters topple Confederate statue in North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. – Protesters in North Carolina toppled a nearly century-old statue of a Confederate soldier on Monday at a rally against racism. Activists in Durham brought a ladder up …


Fairmount to dedicate new monument to Civil War veteran Friday

Civil War veteran and his wife are being honored with a monument at Fairmount Memorial Park


UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 9:22 p.m.

U.S. cattle grazing plan for Idaho monument draws criticism

Federal officials on Friday released a cattle grazing plan for central Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve that immediately came under fire from an environmental group.


New Orleans takes down third Confederate-era monument

Workers in New Orleans took down a Confederate monument to Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard early Wednesday as onlookers watched from lawn chairs, while defiant statue supporters waved Confederate battle flags and …


New Orleans can remove three Confederate monuments, court rules

A federal appeals court cleared the way Monday for the city of New Orleans to take down three Confederate-era monuments that have been a source of tension in the Southern …


Timber companies sue over expansion of Oregon monument

Two Oregon lumber companies are challenging the legality of former President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.


Ranchers, environmentalists pack hearing on monument proposal in Oregon

Sparks flew Monday during a hearing attended by ranchers and environmentalists in the Oregon state Capitol on a proposal to turn 2.5 million acres of canyonlands and desert in southeastern …


Lincoln statue may be oldest in West

BOISE – A bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln that’s long been tucked away on the grounds of the Idaho State Veterans Home is believed to be the oldest Lincoln monument …