Just a week after Seattle’s City council unanimously approved replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day — a holiday that will honor and celebrate the cultural contributions of Native Americans — Mayor Ed Murray invited members of city council along with Native American tribal leaders to the signing ceremony on Monday afternoon. Continue reading
AREQUIPA, Peru — Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect the military, and determine how best to deal with the challenges.
When the run toward the 2014 election began, several things were certain. All that, and more, has changed as several races have taken unexpected turns and the fate of once-hopeful candidates hangs in the balance.
James Earl Jones, the 83-year-old acting legend who recently made his return to Broadway in the play “You Can’t Take It With You,” discusses the highs and lows of his six-decade-long career, from his modest beginnings suffering from a stutter to a celebrated star of stage and screen with one of the most recognizable voices in the world. NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
After a long climb, the stock market suffered its biggest losses this past week in two and a half years. To help us understand the forces behind the sudden drop, Roben Farzad joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading
The Department of Transportation in New York City is in the middle of updating the accessibility icon, which advocates say better reflects those with disabilities. NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
As San Francisco considers a tax on sugary beverages, NewsHour Weekend spoke with residents as they bought their favorite drinks. We asked: if the price of their beverage of choice increased, would it change their consumption behavior? Continue reading
As a vote on whether to raise the tax on sodas, teas, energy drinks and any others that contain added sugar sold in San Francisco draws near, advocates for the beverage industry and public health arena weigh in on how this tax — similar to others proposed in cities across the country — would affect consumers. NewsHour Weekend’s William Brangham reports. Continue reading
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion. Continue reading