Category: Politics

Virginia governor making Juneteenth an official holiday

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said June 19 is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and made it an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. Link...

McConnell announces Senate will take up police reform next week

The Senate will consider legislation next week to reform policing practices in the U.S., Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday. The decision comes amid a pressure campaign from lawmakers in both parties who are pushing for sweeping criminal-justice reforms in the aftermath of a string of police killings...

Embattled Weber State University professor rescinds his resignation

Weber State University criminal justice professor Scott Senjo. | Weber State University Scott Senjo resigned June 3 after posting tweets that university deemed “abhorrent’ OGDEN — Weber State University criminal justice studies professor Scott Senjo has rescinded his resignation from the university which was tendered earlier this month after...

Utah lawmakers consider making intentionally coughing on officers a crime

Police cars are parked outside of the David P. Romrell Public Safety Building in South Salt Lake on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah lawmakers want to make it a crime to intentionally cough on a first responder or correctional...