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June 2, 2020

Illinois man faces multiple federal charges stemming from violent acts in Minneapolis
Federal authorities have charged an Illinois man for civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices associated with recent clashes between violent protesters and police in Minneapolis. ... More >>

Protesters tried to remove a Confederate monument. Their mayor told them he would finish the job
The mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, is vowing to remove a 115-year-old Confederate monument from a public park after protesters attempted to tear it down. ... More >>

Minneapolis' top cop sued the department in 2007. Here's why it matters today
The killing of George Floyd isn't the first time the Minneapolis Police Department has faced scrutiny over its treatment of people of color. ... More >>

Pier 1 is officially going out of business
Pier 1 is officially closing up shop after receiving approval from a bankruptcy court to cease and liquidate its retail operations. ... More >>

Trump intent on July 4 celebration as Washington slowly reopens
President Donald Trump remains intent on holding an Independence Day celebration in Washington, DC, this year. The city's leaders and Democratic lawmakers aren't so sure. ... More >>

Rock the Vote launches virtual summer initiative to register 200,000 voters
As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the course of the 2020 election, Rock The Vote is spear-heading a summer-long initiative aimed at registering 200,000 new voters. ... More >>

Texas Supreme Court blocks vote-by-mail expansion to those lacking immunity to the coronavirus
The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a push to expand vote-by-mail to registered voters in the state amid the pandemic, saying that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus does not count as a "disability" for which a voter can apply for a mail-in ballot. ... More >>

What a West Virginia man says was a small, joking attempt at voter fraud shows just how closely officials are watching
A case of alleged election fraud that a West Virginia mail carrier says was a joking attempt to alter ballot requests shows just how closely local and federal officials are watching. ... More >>

Why this brewery is becoming a park for beer
On a typical weekend before the pandemic hit, about 2,000 people would flock to Jester King Brewery located on a scenic ranch on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. ... More >>

Court rules Nestlé can't call its plant-based burgers 'incredible'
Nestlé will stop marketing its plant-based burgers as "incredible" in Europe after a Dutch court found that using the word infringes on an Impossible Foods trademark. ... More >>

Facebook, Netflix, Peloton and other companies take a stand on protests
Facebook is donating $10 million to groups fighting racial inequality as mass protests sweep across the United States after an unarmed black man died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... More >>

Businesses stage caravan to call for outdoor dining options
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Store loses $20K worth of liquor to looting
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Bell family relives son's death at hands of cops
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Pandemic leaves food distribution industry in flux
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Pilot expresses frustrations w/ skywriting
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Eagle Scout candidate makes books accessible
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Kindergartner's graduation sign stolen from yard
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Ronald McDonald House guest earns degree
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Protestors maintain social distancing with cars
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Seniors use video to turn adversity into opportunity
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Father allegedly helped bury missing victims
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Man arrested for head-butting hospital staff member
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Man provides medical aid to injured protesters
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Man charged with stealing beer from garages
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7-year-old driver, younger brother die in wreck
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Facing cancer diagnosis as a high school senior
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Unlicensed medical marijuana group sues over raid
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Kids gardening lessons going virtual
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