Heritage High School in Lynchburg. Lynchburg City Schools recently hired a well-known consulting firm to help it find a new chief executive. That firm is now facing harsh criticism after barring a local reporter from a community meeting. (Credit: Lynchburg City Schools)
A well-known consulting firm that works with school systems is in hot water this week after one of its regional directors barred a reporter from a public meeting. Michael Pope has details.
From left to right: Ebony Morgan, Noony Norwood and India Monroe (Credit: VAVP)
Police in Lynchburg are currently investigating the murder of Ebony Morgan, a transgender woman. Morgan had been shot multiple times before she was found and taken to the hospital last Sunday. But Morgan is not the first transgender victim in Virginia, and it has the region’s LGBTQ community shaken. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Senate leaders announced a deal on legislation to overhaul how Congress investigates allegations of sexual harassment. The measure makes lawmakers personally liable for settling claims and streamlines the process for filing complaints. Top Republican and Democratic leaders hailed the deal and promised quick action.
The latest mass school shooting in Texas rekindles a debate over gun storage laws, after it was revealed the alleged shooter used his father's guns. The National Rifle Association also favors tightening how owners handle guns, but actual laws and regulations are a mixed bag.
In the wake of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has convened a series of roundtable discussions about how to prevent and respond to school shootings. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Allen Banks, the police chief in Round Rock, Texas, about the discussion he participated in.
In January, Milwaukee Buck Sterling Brown was tased by Milwaukee police who were checking on his car. Brown was arrested but not charged and questions were raised at the time about what prompted the police to tase him. Brown is now suing police as the body cam footage is about to be released.