Ron Dean, Hatch's Central and Eastern Utah Director, testified during a meeting in Utah of a state legislative public lands committee that he expects Bears Ears National Monument will be cut by at least 80 percent of its current size, while Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument will be reduced by about 40 percent to 60 percent.
The city's Falls Road monument was erected in 1917 as a private monument to the Confederacy. It was given to the city in the 1970s and rededicated to all fallen soldiers from Nash County. The monument once had separate statues of Confederate soldiers, but those were taken down years ago because of repeated vandalism.
Leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Trump plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by nearly 85 percent and reduce Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by almost half. The plan would cut the total amount of land in the state's red rock country protected under monument status from more than 3.2 million acres (5,000 square miles) to about 1.2 million acres (1,875 square miles).
A monument honoring a famed Civil War unit of Black soldiers is returning to downtown Boston, following a $3 million restoration. The bronze relief at the center of the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial is expected to be hoisted back into place Wednesday on the Boston Common across from the Statehouse with the help of a crane. The relief has been undergoing restoration for months at a studio in Woburn. Crews have also been onsite working to restore the monument's marble and stone foundation. Officials say the project is on track to be substantially complete sometime next month.