During President Donald Trump's speech at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 22, 2017, he said any player that sits during the national anthem is a "son of a bitch." The president also rescinded NBA champ Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House. Trump's comments ultimately led to more protests by NFL players, coaches and owners during the national anthem on Sept. 24, 2017.
Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers was absent as his teammates stood along the team's sideline for the national anthem on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. Peppers did arrive on the sideline prior to kickoff though.
The attorney general’s office will shift the responsibility for appeals of misdemeanor crimes and revoked probation to prosecutors, but continue to handle appeals on driving-while-impaired cases that can be complicated and have sweeping effects on other cases.
Attorney General Stein is dedicated to protecting people from substance misuse and scams, fraud and corporate bad behavior. “Confronting the opioid epidemic that is tearing families apart all across our state is one of my top priorities,” said Attorney General Stein.
Early voting in the city primaries started Thursday.
There are Democratic and Republican primaries for mayor. There are Democratic council primaries for at-large seats and those in Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5. There’s a Republican primary in District 6.
During a press conference about infrastructure held at Trump Tower on Aug. 15, President Donald Trump said that “both sides,” including the “alt-left” were to blame for the violent rally in Charlottesville, VA.
Katy Perry and America Ferrera were honored by the Human Rights Campaign for their advocacy for equality at the 2017 Los Angeles Gala. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), singer Troye Sivan, and many other special guests spoke out for America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.