Republicans needed 30 votes Monday night to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the school reopening bill. They fell one vote short.
Republicans needed 30 votes Monday night to override Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the school reopening bill. They fell one vote short.
Gov. David Ige on Monday signed legislation that would make Hawaii the latest state to allow some nurses to perform abortions. Hawaii law previously said only physicians could perform early, in-clinic abortions. “This act will enable people who desperately need reproductive health care services to receive health care from very high quality health care providers, including advanced practice registered nurses, where they need it, when they need it, and ... in their own communities,” Laura Reichardt, the director of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing, said a bill signing ceremony.
The officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, outside Minneapolis Sunday appeared to have inadvertently pulled out her gun instead of a taser, police said. Driving the news: "This appears to me, from what I viewed in the officer's reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright," Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters Monday.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeOf note: The Hennepin County medical examiner said in a statement Monday that Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest.The report classifies Wright's death as a homicide, which means it was caused by another person and does not signify criminal intent as identified by a medical examiner.The backdrop: Wright was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday, about 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year.Body camera video released by police shows Wright trying to get back into his car during an encounter with officers. The shooting, which sparked protests and unrest across the Twin Cities Sunday night, has inflamed tensions in a community already on edge amid the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in Floyd's death.Activists criticized the department for using excessive force, including tear gas and flash-bang grenades, against protesters. Gannon defended his department's decisions, saying he needed to disperse the crowd after an officer was hit with a brick.The response: Brooklyn Center's city manager was relieved of his duties on Monday "effectively immediately," Mayor Mike Elliott announced. The deputy city manager will assume his duties going forward, he said. The City Council voted to grant police department authority to the mayor's office, the Star Tribune reports.What's next: The officer who shot Wright, who was not named, has been placed on administrative leave, Gannon said. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting an independent investigation.Elliott told reporters he supports firing the officer. Elliott also tweeted that he had spoken with President Biden, who is expected to address the shooting in remarks on Monday.City officials in Minneapolis and St. Paul, meanwhile, announced curfews beginning at 7 p.m. Monday in anticipation of more protests. Editor's note: This article has been updated comment from Elliott and details of the medical examiner's report.Like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
Getting in on the surging secondhand clothing market, Nike (NYSE: NKE) revealed a new "Nike Refurbished" line of sneakers and athletic shoes, in which returned shoes are cleaned up and put on sale for a reduced price. The press release says additional stores will be added over the course of the year, and international availability is also planned. Nike says it will offer three grades of Nike Refurbished footwear.
Hyundai Motor Company today officially launched its new STARIA multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) lineup via a digital world premiere, establishing a model for its future Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs).
Democrats and Republicans will be looking far beyond the bottom-line numbers as they examine first-quarter campaign fundraising reports due Wednesday.Between the lines: We spoke with aides to House and Senate leadership, allies of former President Trump and top Democrats about their focus. They'll be looking for any proof Republicans were hurt by the Jan. 6 Capitol siege and whether Democrats are headed for midterm trouble.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeFor Republicans 1. Where are people in Trumpworld giving money?2. How are the 10 House Republicans and seven GOP senators who voted to impeach Trump faring?Liz Cheney of Wyoming has already drawn a primary challenger and faces an uphill climb in 2022.3. Do Trump endorsements translate to hard cash?4. Which House GOP freshmen raised a lot of money? Many of them have big plans to become future stars within the party. Those who have already raised a good chunk of money will be a good indicator of potential staying power.5. Are targets of corporate PAC boycotts making up for shortfalls with small-dollar donations?Political directors to top Republicans are already beginning to push the narrative that corporate PACs abandoning the party is going to come back to haunt the businesses, not members.For Democrats1. How is Jared Golden of Maine faring?He was the only Democrat to vote against President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package, and will likely remain a party detractor on future partisan bills.2. Is Big Tech stepping up its donations to Democrats in light of increasing GOP hostility?3. How did moderate Democrats' numbers do vs. progressives?Biden's infrastructure proposal looks as if it will include substantial tax hikes that could widen rifts between Democrats' moderate and progressive factions.4. What do the tea leaves show for Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer?Schumer faces several potential Senate challengers in 2022, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).5. Who's giving to the earmarkers?Some House committee chairs are spearheading the return of earmarks under euphemistic labels such as "community-project funding" and "member-designated projects."Any support their committee members receive from potential recipients will be telling.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Top Biden officials have meetings planned with more than a dozen congressional committees this week as they try to pass a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package on an accelerated timeline, senior White House sources tell Axios.Why it matters: Democrats are anxious to pass their massive tax-and-spend package before the August recess. If negotiations stretch beyond the summer break, the chances increase they drag into 2022, and it's hard to get members to take tough votes during election years.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe details: White House legislative affairs director Louisa Terrell and National Economic Council director Brian Deese have set up multiple meetings each day.The sessions involve members of Congress and National Economic Council staff and a group of Cabinet secretaries the White House has tapped to sell infrastructure.The infrastructure proposal touches on issues ranging from broadband internet to housing to climate. Cabinet leaders plan to meet with members of committees that intersect with their areas of expertise.Housing and Development Secretary Marcia Fudge is spending time discussing housing, for example, while Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo is working on the specifics of international competitiveness.Between the lines: Officials from both parties are deeply skeptical any deal can be hatched that would win the support of the 10 Republicans needed to pass major legislation.Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) had not yet left today's infrastructure outreach meeting with President Biden before his staff began tweeting in opposition to the proposal, Axios' Kadia Goba noted.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
Crown Resorts said on Tuesday Blackstone Group set further conditions for its proposed buyout of the casino operator, including that the Australian company not loose further state licences. Crown has already been found to be unfit to hold a gambling licence for its Sydney casino, and currently faces Royal Commission inquiries in Western Australia and Victoria, the two other states it operates in. Last month, U.S. private equity firm Blackstone offered to buy shares in Crown that it does not already own for A$11.85 each, in a deal that valued the Australian company at A$8.02 billion ($6.11 billion).
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Brooklyn Center police department in Minnesota on Monday, April 12, to protest the death of Daunte Wright during a police shooting the day before.Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest with the manner of death determined to be homicide, the Hennepin County medical examiner reported on Monday. “Manner of death is not a legal determination of culpability or intent,” the examiner wrote.On Sunday, Wright was stopped for a traffic violation and shot by an officer after re-entering the vehicle when officers tried to arrest him over an unrelated outstanding warrant. Wright was pronounced dead after his vehicle had traveled several blocks.Footage shared by Amudalat Ajasa shows a crowd of protesters chanting “Whose streets? Our streets” and “Say his name, Daunte Wright” as they confronted a line of officers equipped with riot gear.Protesters continued to arrive in Brooklyn Center on Monday evening despite a 7 pm curfew issued by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. Credit: Amudalat Ajasa via Storyful
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Gregg Popovich spoke on the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright and lamented: "We just keep moving on as if nothing is happening."
The Biden administration is vetting Ken Salazar, a former senator and Interior secretary, to serve as U.S. ambassador to Mexico, Axios has learned.Why it matters: President Biden is close to publicly naming a slate of ambassadors. In considering a former Senate colleague for Mexico City, he's acknowledging the crisis on the border will require both diplomatic and political skills to solve. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Driving the news: Biden has started to call some of his potential ambassadors to offer them foreign postings, people familiar with the matter say.The process is in its early stages, and not everyone who will end up getting an ambassadorship has been contacted, a person familiar with the matter told Axios."The president has not made the decision about the vast majority of his ambassadorial nominations," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday.Go deeper: Salazar, who describes himself as a “12th-generation son of the Southwest,” was elected to the Senate in 2004 and resigned his seat to become President Obama's first Interior secretary.When he left the Interior Department in 2013, he joined the international law firm WilmerHale, where he still practices. During the campaign, the 66-year-old served as a co-chair of Biden’s Latino leadership committee.The big picture: On immigration, Biden is taking a different approach than President Trump, both to the border itself and the relationship with the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico.Trump threatened López Obrador with closing Mexico's northern border to the United States and demanded Mexico deploy forces to its southern border to prevent Central American migrants from transiting through Mexico en route to the U.S.Trump and López Obrador ultimately agreed to the Migrant Protection Protocols, requiring asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their applications were processed in the U.S. In one of his first acts as president, Biden suspended the MPP and has tried to strike a different tone with the Mexican government.López Obrador has laid the blame for the border crisis at Biden's feet: “Expectations were created that with the government of President Biden, there would be a better treatment of migrants," he said last month."This has caused Central American migrants, and also from our country, wanting to cross the border thinking that it is easier to do so.”Biden has continued using a Trump-era public health order to quickly turn back to Mexico migrant adults and some families attempting to cross the border.Flashback: President Obama’s last ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson, came out of retirement to serve as Biden’s border czar.She announced last week she will leave her post in the coming days.More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
The American Civil Liberties Union and other migrant advocacy groups are fed up with President Biden for continuing some of the controversial immigration practices used by President Trump.Why it matters: With the president approaching his 100th day in office, the situation at the southern border has become his administration's biggest problem and threatens the Democrats' chances in the pivotal 2022 midterms.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.What we're hearing: Administration lawyers have been slow-walking negotiations with the ACLU trying to get the group to hold off on a lawsuit that could dismiss Title 42, sources familiar with the talks tell Axios.Trump enacted the controversial policy in March 2020, allowing officials to rapidly return people who illegally crossed the border back to Mexico, including asylum seekers.Biden quietly continued it in January, claiming it was necessary to limit the spread of coronavirus.Yet the White House has also consistently publicly proclaimed its policy is to expel families, and officials have said they’re working with Mexico to expand space for more migrant families — which ACLU lawyers have privately said is frustrating.Biden's also condemned Trump's hardline Migration Protection Protocols (MPP) — which sent thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico while U.S. courts processed their claims.While Biden promised to end MPP on Day 1, his administration continues to expel single adults and some families without due process under Title 42.Many are being returned to some of the same areas they were sent under MPP.“In a lot of ways, it's 'Remain in Mexico' by another name,” Dylan Corbett, founding director of the HOPE Border Institute, an El Paso nonprofit, told Axios.The president has yet to reunite a single family separated under the Trump administration.The Biden team says that is in large part due to the lack of process used by the Trump administration as it separated the families.That forced the new team to manually dig through thousands of government files, trying to match separated parents and children.What they're saying: "We put our Title 42 case for families on temporary hold in exchange for good faith promise to negotiate," ACLU lawyer Lee Gelernt said in a March 25 tweet. "But POTUS JUST said his hope is that U.S. wants to expel ALL families if Mexico will allow them. Then litigation may be only choice."On Monday, the ACLU issued another extension in its lawsuit against the administration. The next deadline will be April 22. “We are not pleased with the pace of negotiations or the public statements from the administration that they are not looking to end Title 42 anytime soon,” Gelernt told Axios.On the other hand: The Biden administration is rapidly opening up temporary shelters for families and kids, including an $86 million contract for hotel rooms.It's transforming camps and convention centers into temporary holding areas for minors.After receiving backlash from advocates, it has yet to reopen a massive shelter in Homestead, Florida.The government pays to keep it on "warm status" — perpetually ready to be opened immediately.The White House did not return requests for comment. More from Axios: Sign up to get the latest market trends with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free
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Apr. 12—KALKASKA — Authorities said an Indiana woman on Monday led police on a chase through part of Kalkaska County before driving into a muddy field, getting stuck and threatening police that there was a bomb in the truck; eventually she was arrested and a bomb squad cleared the scene. Kalkaska County Sheriff Pat Whiteford said deputies responded to a suspicious red pickup around 10 a.m. in ...
Apr. 12—We've been seeing rain, and lots of it, at the end of March and beginning of April. Lately it has been glorious, except for that night that dropped to 28 degrees. But to me it is spring. I bought a large flat of pansies and a new garden trowel and will put them in my little plot of land in front of the porch. Birds are busy. At friends in Madison, a dozen red-winged blackbirds were ...