Author: Meredith St. Henry

Mississippi Lawmakers Make Historic Change to State Flag

Lawmakers in Mississippi made history passing a bill to change the state’s flag. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk and he’s promised he would sign it into law. But opponents say Mississippians, not politicians, should be the ones to make the choice. This is the last flag with a confederate emblem. The new design will follow two requirements:…

Kentucky Protest Turns Deadly at Jefferson Square Park

One person was left dead and another injured following shootings during a demonstration at Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past month, the park has been a central location for Justice for Breonna Taylor protests. Officials say this was the first time protests had not been peaceful. Shots were fired around 9 p.m. Saturday. When police arrived, they…

House Police Reform Bill Passes, Moves on to Senate

The U.S. House has now passed police reform legislation named in honor of George Floyd. It comes one month after Floyd died in Minneapolis Police custody. But the House proposal will likely be shut down by the Republican-run Senate. The proposed bill includes a ban on chokeholds at the federal level and would make it easier for people to prosecute…

Pres. Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Statues

President Trump says he will sign an executive order to protect controversial monuments. He tweeted, “some are great works of art, but all represent our History & Heritage.” About 400 members of the Washington, D.C. National Guard are activated but not yet deployed to prevent any further damage to the statues. ….the good and the bad. It is important for…

NASCAR: ‘As You Can See, The Noose Was Real’

In this update, NASCAR has released a picture of the noose found in driver Bubba Wallace’s garage. NASCAR said “as you can see from the photo, the noose was real.” NASCAR also said out of the 1,700 garages at the race tracks, only one rope was tied that way. Through investigation, the FBI found the rope had been tied like…

New Coronavirus Cases Strain Reopening States

The U.S. is now feeling the repercussion of the country reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In many states, businesses are finding it hard to co-exist with the virus. In about half the states across the nation, loosened stay-at-home orders have led to record infection numbers. On Tuesday, the U.S. reported the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began….

Pres. Trump Plans to Move Military Troops From Germany to Poland

President Trump plans to travel to Wisconsin on Thursday to continue on the campaign trail. But before his trip, he made an announcement after hosting the first foreign leader at the White House since the coronavirus pandemic started. Poland President Andrzej Duda met with the president at the White House Wednesday. Now President Trump says a portion of U.S. military…

FBI Investigates Possibility of Foreign Influence in Protest Violence

The FBI is investigating whether foreign countries played a role in the protests that swept the nation against police violence. FBI Director Christopher Wray says the interference would be nothing new, considering enemies have tried to fuel conflict in the U.S. before. The agency also believes the violence seen at some protests was not the work of a single group….

Promised Police Reform Put on Hold in Senate

Police reform in the U.S. Senate is now at a standstill. Democratic senators called the GOP’s bill inadequate and blocked a vote to begin negotiations. Republican senators want incentives for police departments to make changes. One of the changes include limiting chokeholds. But Democrats want federal mandates and qualified immunity. “The Senate Republican Justice Act lacks the substance, and the…