Mike Catalini, Associated Press Updated 3:57 pm CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 FILE - In this June 23, 2015 file photo, the state flag of Mississippi flies at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. On Friday, April 26, 2019, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the Mississippi flag removed from a display of each state's flag at Liberty State Park and replaced by the American flag because it has a confederate emblem on it. Liberty State Park is on the Hudson River and overlooks the Statue of Liberty. less FILE - In this June 23, 2015 file photo, the state flag of Mississippi flies at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss. On Friday, April 26, 2019, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy ordered the Mississippi flag ... more Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption … [Read more...] about Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is ordering that the Mississippi flag be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty because it has a Confederate emblem on it. The Democrat on Friday ordered the removal of Mississippi's flag from a display of each state's flag at Liberty State Park. He says the emblem on the flag "is reprehensible and does not reflect our values of inclusivity and equality." The Mississippi flag includes the Confederate battle emblem in the upper left corner. Top Tri-State News Photos The emblem has a red field topped by a blue X-shaped cross, dotted by 13 white stars. It has appeared on Mississippi's flag since 1894. Critics say it's racist. Those who oppose removing it say it's historic. A message has been left seeking comment with Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican. Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC New York Copyright Associated … [Read more...] about Gov. Murphy Orders Mississippi Flag Out of Liberty State Park Due to ‘Reprehensible’ Confederate Emblem
Protesters around the U.S. spent Presidents Day rallying against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration as at least a dozen states planned a lawsuit to block Trump's latest ploy to fund his long-promised border wall. "Trump is the national emergency!" chanted a group of hundreds lined up Monday at the White House fence while Trump was out of town in Florida. Some held up large letters spelling out "stop power grab." In downtown Fort Worth, Texas, a small group carried signs with messages including "no wall! #FakeTrumpEmergency." Meanwhile, Colorado and New Mexico became the latest states to join with California and other states in challenging the declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement announcing the lawsuit: "Declaring a National Emergency when one does not exist is immoral and illegal. Diverting necessary funds from real emergencies, crime-fighting activities, and military construction projects … [Read more...] about Protests Slam Trump’s National Emergency Declaration as States Ready Lawsuit
By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: January 27, 2019 at 6:30 am | UPDATED: January 27, 2019 at 6:33 am WASHINGTON (AP) — With the longest shutdown in U.S. history officially over, here’s a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business: ___ WHEN WILL FEDERAL WORKERS GET PAID? It’s unclear at this time. The White House tweeted that it will be “in the coming days.” Some 800,000 workers were furloughed or required to work without pay. They will receive back pay. While the Trump administration is promising to pay federal workers as soon as possible, a senior official says agencies are in charge of their own payroll issues and workers should check with their departments for details about when the back pay will arrive. Under the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act that Trump signed into law on Jan. 16, workers are to get their back pay “as soon as possible after the lapse in appropriations ends, regardless of scheduled pay … [Read more...] about Q&A: How soon will the federal government get back in order?
This article was produced by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. On a summer night in 2017, a police officer conducting a drunken-driving sweep in northeast Wisconsin tried to pull over an SUV after a check showed the owner had a revoked driver’s license. The driver fled. As the officer gave chase, siren blaring, the vehicle blew through multiple stop signs in a residential area. The officer stopped the pursuit for public safety reasons. When police found the vehicle parked later, the driver was nowhere to be found. The vehicle owner told the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism that he was not driving the car that day; his ex-girlfriend had been using it for months. He asked that his identity be shielded in this story — “David” is a pseudonym — because although the case has been dismissed, prosecutors could still refile charges against him. When David went to retrieve his SUV from the impound lot, he was arrested for felony … [Read more...] about Poor stay in jail while rich go free: Rethinking cash bail in Wisconsin