Though mainly from Houston, George Floyd, who was killed in Minneapolis under police custody, was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, which much of his large family still calls home. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper ordered flags flown at half-staff in his honor.
The Trump administration handed out large contracts for testing supplies without much vetting. A St. Petersburg company with a questionable background won big.
Several California police departments have suspended use of the “carotid control” hold following Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call to end the practice. The governor said he would remove the technique from law enforcement training and is endorsing a bill to ban its use.
Pistols, guns and even assault rifles are a common presence at New Mexico protests. The guns aren't held by cops or protesters but by armed civilians who say their intention is to protect the public from riots and looting.
Although coronavirus infection rates in New Jersey have fallen steadily in recent weeks, the state’s Office of the Attorney General continues receiving complaints about businesses illegally hiking prices of cleaning supplies such as bleach and hand sanitizer as well as disinfectant wipes and spray.
The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole has been conducting business as usual during this pandemic, and Idaho cannot let inmates out before they serve the fixed portion of their sentence or let offenders out without a parole plan.
Senate Republicans have been pushing a bill that would require legislative approval for the spending of federal CARES Act money. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz opposes it, since the current process allows him to spend the federal dollars as he wishes.
The University of Kentucky will begin taking down the Memorial Hall mural that depicts black workers — possibly slaves — planting tobacco, an email sent to the campus said.
Legislation that would repeal a 1976 statute that has enabled New York law enforcement agencies to block the public's access to police disciplinary records was introduced in the state Senate. Lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo have pledged to overturn the law.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, announced that out-of-state travel to and from certain counties across New York and New England will be allowed to resume, without mandatory quarantines.
The coronavirus pandemic may have changed the way Georgia government operates for good, and that means tens of millions of dollars in savings at a time when lawmakers are desperately trying to patch holes in the budget.
Thousands of Mississippians gathered in the state capital for a peaceful protest against police brutality, inequities in the criminal justice system and state-sponsored Confederate symbolism.
Despite increasing calls for change, a special police accountability task force created by the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law last year by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont has failed to meet for months.
Voters across Indiana supported local schools on primary day last week at a time when many are without jobs and uncertainties remain about economic losses fueled by the pandemic.
Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo apologized for violating her own safety protocols by addressing a group of protesters at the State House without wearing a mask.
Several of the armed civilians roaming the streets of Casper, Wyoming, were carrying long guns. One had a large Confederate flag flying from the trunk of a Toyota Camry.
Democratic Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is renewing his push to require police to be licensed by the state. Raoul is the second black man to serve as the state’s top elected law enforcement officer.
President Donald Trump traveled to Maine to tour a facility that makes medical swabs used for coronavirus testing, but the swabs manufactured in the background during his visit will ultimately be thrown in the trash, the company said.
After his initial restrictions were in place for less than a week, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu is altering the rules for beach access in New Hampshire.
The report, provided by Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation, discloses what Kansas state and local health authorities have often refused to share with the public: a detailed account, by name and location, of every outbreak as of May 19.
With Oklahoma’s primary election quickly approaching, some election workers say they have to choose between their civic duty and their health. Most Oklahoma election workers are retirees 61 or older.
A black woman is blazing the trail to the New Jersey Supreme Court for the first time in the state’s 244-year history. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, a first-generation American whose second language is English, Fabiana Pierre-Louis knows her unconventional path could bring a new perspective to the state’s highest court.
New York will permit outdoor, socially distanced graduations of up to 150 people starting June 26, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.