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How school board meetings have become emotional battlegrounds for debating mask mandates

Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images (New York) — School board meetings have become emotional battlegrounds for parents and local officials who disagree over mask and vaccine mandates as children return to brick-and-mortar learning. At least nine states — Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah — have laws or executive orders prohibiting mask …

Evidence allegedly destroyed by officers at police precinct during George Floyd protest threatens to derail drug case

Prathaan/iStock (MINNEAPOLIS) — A Minnesota judge is considering whether to drop charges against an alleged drug dealer after his lawyer claimed Minneapolis law enforcement officers destroyed critical evidence in a panic prompted by a blaze and takeover of another police department precinct during a 2020 protest over the murder of George Floyd. An attorney for …