Mayor of Richmond calls Confederate monuments ‘the fake news of their time’

Mayor of Richmond calls Confederate monuments ‘the fake news of their time’ Kylie Mar Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment July 13, 2020 [embedded content] On 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper took a deep dive into the debate over the removal of Confederate monuments, research that, Cooper says, CBS began in 2017.  During his report, Cooper sat […]

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Lightfoot to do what’s needed to stop ‘uptick’ in coronavirus cases among young people

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is concerned about coronavirus cases climbing among young people. | Sun-Times file As for again banning inside dining at bars and restaurants, the mayor said: “I’m not gonna take anything off the table. … We’re not gonna hesitate to take the steps that are necessary if we continue to see a rise in […]

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NYC sees uptick in coronavirus cases in young adults, de Blasio calls it ‘a problem’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said the city is seeing a surge in positive cases of coronavirus in individuals between the ages of 20 and 29, calling it a “problem” that needs to be addressed. De Blasio, during a press conference on Monday, said the city – which was an early epicenter […]

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Louisville mayor upstaged by protesters at news conference: video

It appears nobody had Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s back during a news conference on Friday. While making an announcement at a city housing project, the mayor’s speech was interrupted by protesters who came up from behind him, and drowned him out with chants of “Fire! Fire! Gentrifier!” while holding a large banner. Others signs referred […]

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St. Louis mayor won’t quit, office says, after ‘RESIGN LYDA RESIGN’ painted near City Hall

Lyda Krewson, the embattled mayor of St. Louis — who has faced repeated protests over the past two weeks — won’t be stepping down anytime soon, her spokesman said Friday. Communication Director Jacob Long issued the statement Friday morning, after work crews were seen trying to remove the message “RESIGN LYDA RESIGN,” which had been […]

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Late Seoul mayor said he felt ‘sorry to all people’ in apologetic will left behind

Late Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon left behind an apologetic will before his death. Park, 64, was found dead early Friday in a wooded hill of northern Seoul hours after he vanished amid sexual harassment allegations. Police said there were no signs of criminality at the site but declined to disclose a cause of death. Park in his […]

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An Interview From Birmingham City Hall: Mayor Randall Woodfin on Toppling Racist Monuments

On the night of May 31st, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin sat in his office in City Hall, watching on social media as a crowd of protestors gathered one block away. Six days earlier, George Floyd had been killed by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin — some have called it a modern-day lynching — and Woodfin […]

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Missing Seoul mayor’s body found after massive search

Local police said the body of the missing mayor of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, has been found. Mayor Park Won-soon’s body was discovered in hills in northern Seoul early Friday, more than seven hours after local authorities launched a massive search for him. His daughter called police on Thursday afternoon to report him missing, saying […]

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Seoul mayor reported missing, search underway, South Korean police say

The mayor of South Korean capital Seoul has been reported missing and search operations are underway on Thursday, police said. Police officers said they are looking for Mayor Park Won-sun at Seoul’s Sungbuk neighborhood where his mobile phone signal was last detected. His daughter called police earlier Thursday and said her father has been unaccounted […]

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Philadelphia waives 100s of protest-related code violations

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city will drop all code violation notices handed out to demonstrators during the protests against police brutality and racial injustice that followed the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody By The Associated Press July 8, 2020, 8:59 PM 2 min read PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Mayor […]

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New York City public schools to open on ‘blended, split-schedule’ model, with part-time remote learning, part-time classroom

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said public schools will not fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, and that students will instead learn on a “blended” schedule and be limited to a maximum of three days in the classroom, while engaging in remote learning for the remainder of the week. “This is the […]

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De Blasio plans to reopen NYC child care centers as early as next week after coronavirus closings

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he plans to reopen 3,000 child care centers in the city as early as next week. During a press briefing on Tuesday, de Blasio said that the city’s Board of Health would reconsider plans to open up child care centers, saying that their closures have […]

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she tested positive for coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Monday she tested positive for COVID-19. The mayor said in a tweet she has exhibited no symptoms. “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive,” Bottoms, 50, wrote on Twitter. Bottoms’ state of Georgia saw 1,548 new coronavirus cases Monday and 18 deaths, […]

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Chicago mayor blames city’s murder rate in part on coronavirus

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot cited the coronavirus pandemic as a contributing factor to a recent spike in shootings in her city. When asked by CNN’s Omar Jimenez why shootings were up 40 percent over last year and homicides up more than 30 percent, Lighfoot said: “All of these forces are coming together at the same […]

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De Blasio blames NYC weekend violence on coronavirus, vows to ‘double down’ to keep city safe

Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the uptick in violence over the weekend on the coronavirus pandemic, while defending the city’s latest policing reforms and vowing to keep New York City “the safest big city in America.” De Blasio held a press conference Monday after a weekend of violence across New York City that left at least […]

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Lightfoot poll shows strong support for her and the police reforms she champions

A new poll of likely voters gives Mayor Lori Lightfoot a high approval rating. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file photo The poll of 500 likely voters gives the mayor a job approval rating of 78%, a personal high. The poll, conducted June 21-23, also shows 75% of those surveyed support the mayor’s push for state […]

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AOC, de Blasio battle over NYC’s budget cuts to NYPD: ‘She’s just wrong’

It’s a clash of the lefty titans. Firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Mayor Bill de Blasio are engaged in another public spat — this time after Hizzoner called the lawmaker “just wrong” when she accused him of fudging his $1 billion cut to the NYPD budget. During an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday morning, […]

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Colombian mayor turns in son to police for breaking coronavirus curfew

A mayor in Colombia has turned in his own son to the police for breaking a statewide curfew and liquor ban to slow the spread of coronavirus. Carlos Higgins Villanueva, the mayor of the small town of Juan de Acosta in the northern state of Atlantico, said he personally led his son, his nephew and a […]

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Ticketing and booting reprieve ending for Chicago motorists

Mayor Lori Lightfoot had announced in March that Chicago would — for awhile — stop ticketing, booting and towing illegally parked vehicles except for public safety reasons. | Sun-Times file On Wednesday, ticketing enforcement resumed for illegal parking on street-sweeping routes. Monday, booting makes a comeback. And on July 16, the city resumes ticketing for […]

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De Blasio says NYC ‘cannot go ahead’ with indoor dining for ‘Phase 3,’ as coronavirus cases surge across US

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that the city will not proceed with indoor dining as part of its “Phase 3” reopening as planned, citing surges of positive coronavirus cases in states across the country. De Blasio, during a press conference Wednesday, said that he had “tough news” to share, noting that […]

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Trump blasts de Blasio for plans to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ in front of Trump Tower

President Trump on Wednesday blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for his plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower in Manhattan, urging the city to instead spend its money on the New York Police Department. “NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going […]

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