Author: Meredith St. Henry

Most Americans Still Not Welcome To Travel to Europe, Even as EU Airports Reopen

European Union airports are starting to reopen Wednesday—but Americans are not welcome. The E.U. has blocked almost all non-essential travel from the U.S. because of our high COVID-19 numbers. Some of the countries the E.U. is allowing non-essential travelers from include Canada, New Zealand and South Korea. China even made the list, but that’s dependent on the Chinese Government’s decision…

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Surge Across The Nation

The World Health Organization says the biggest challenge most countries will now face—is learning how to coexist with the virus until a vaccine is available. The virus is responsible for more than half a million deaths worldwide and Americans account for more than quarter of them. The number of new daily cases in Arizona and Florida are comparable to New…

US Cities Fight COVID-19 Ahead of Holiday Weekend

The worldwide death toll of the coronavirus has now passed 500,000. More than a quarter of those deaths are Americans. Texas, Florida, and Arizona are quickly becoming the new epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic. They are among the 36 states seeing increases in new cases. Connecticut and Rhode Island are the only two states reporting declining numbers. Some cities are…

President Asked to Wear Masks by Head of Senate Health Committee

The Republican head of the Senate Health Committee is pushing to get the president to wear a mask. Sen. Lamar Alexander emphasized face coverings are important to containing coronavirus and says it would encourage more people to wear masks if the president did. “It would help if, from time to time, the President would wear one to help us get…

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…