The casket of George Floyd is placed in the chapel during a funeral service for Floyd at the Fountain of Praise church, June 9, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
NEWS

5 national stories of the week

The burial of George Floyd, reforms following his death, proposals by Democrats in Congress to overhaul policing, the lay-offs of millions of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and Tropical Storm Cristobal make up this week’s five national stories.


Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, Director of Public Education and CEO of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) sits at her desk Jan. 22, 2020, in the MCS Administration Office and Area Career Center. She has worked at the schools for almost 10 months and has previously worked in teaching, administrative and state-level positions. Jake Helmen, DN
NEWS

MCS addresses issues of diversity, inclusion and racism

In the wake of the recent death of George Floyd, Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, director of public education and CEO of Muncie Community Schools (MCS), sent out a statement Monday about Muncie Community Schools' plan to address issues of diversity, inclusion and racism in the school district.



COMMUNITIES

The New Face of Downtown

The buildings alongside Walnut Street were wrapped in corrugated aluminum, hiding the historic brick facades. Some had been renovated to the styles of the ‘80s. It was a mishmash of architecture. The street was paved over as a plaza for pedestrians to walk from store to store — except they didn’t.


A protester stands in front of the US embassy during the Black Lives Matter protest rally June 7, 2020, in London in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
NEWS

5 international stories of the week

Anti-racism protests around the world, New Zealand eradicating the novel coronavirus, the re-start of building works on Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral, reported U.S. plans to withdraw troops from Germany and Brazil's government stopping the publishing of COVID-19 data make up this week’s five international stories.




Protesters gather at a memorial for George Floyd where he died outside Cup Foods on East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, June 1, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEWS

5 national stories of the week

Seventh straight night of unrest following the death of George Floyd, the president's photo op at St. John's Church, primary election voting in nine states and Washington, D.C., the music industry's call for Black Out Tuesday and the ownership of Joe Exotic's zoo being given to Carole Baskin make up this week’s five national stories.








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