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Segregationist’s granddaughter pushes new Mississippi flag devoid of Confederate icon

JACKSON, Miss. – Things are slow to change in this Old South bastion. The brass bird cage of an elevator in the Mississippi Capitol that Laurin Stennis used to ride …

UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018

Washington State Trooper flying confederate flag above his patrol car disturbed neighbor

A Washington State Patrol trooper who flew a Confederate flag at his Silverdale home with his official vehicle parked underneath in view of neighbors has taken the flag down after …

UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school

Pickup trucks bearing Confederate flags have been parking across from a high school in central Michigan, leading some students to counter-protest against racism and bigotry.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

District apologizes for Confederate flag displayed at school’s Veterans Day assembly

The Tumwater School District sent a letter home to families on Thursday, apologizing for the display of a Confederate flag that was part of a student leadership program during a …

Parents complain after Ohio school sings cotton picking song

Some parents at an Ohio middle school have said they were shocked to hear an eighth-grade choir sing about picking cotton just days after other students in the district took …

Mississippi gets more time in lawsuit over Confederate-themed flag

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Mississippi more time to respond to a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. The court said …

Mississippi House to colleges: Fly flag or lose tax break

Mississippi universities that refuse to fly the Confederate-themed state flag could lose proposed tax breaks, under a proposal passed by its state House on Wednesday.

Oregon school district bans Confederate flag after fight

An Oregon school district banned the Confederate flag from school property following a fight between two girls, one of whom was wearing a hat that included the symbol.

Returning Confederate flag at high school draws complaints

A confederate flag has been permanently covered over after a previous cover up began to fade, sparking criticism.

George Zimmerman punched after ‘bragging’ about Trayvon Martin case, records say

George Zimmerman says he was punched in the face after talking about the Trayvon Martin case at a Sanford-area restaurant over the weekend, officials said.

House would ban Confederate flags on VA cemetery flagpoles

The House has voted to ban the display of the Confederate flag on flagpoles at Veterans Administration cemeteries.

South Carolina Secessionist Party to raise Confederate flag

The Confederate flag will return temporarily to the South Carolina State House this summer.

Confederate-themed flag lawsuit to be defended by Mississippi

Mississippi’s attorney general says he will defend the Confederate-themed state flag against a lawsuit that seeks to remove the banner, even though he thinks the flag hurts the state and …

Huckleberries: Confederate flag protest still attracts barbs

Jon Ruggles, the Wallace man who complained about Confederate flags displayed on a pickup at the Shoshone County transfer station, continues to attract criticism in the public square. On Martin …

Huckleberries: Idaho man’s Confederate flag complaint falls on angry ears

During a dump run on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a Silver Valley man wasn’t expecting to see two Confederate flags on a pickup belonging to a transfer station employee. …

Idaho state lawmaker’s Confederate flag photo disappointing to some

An Idaho state representative’s Facebook post of herself posing with a Confederate flag has touched a nerve in the state, which still resents being associated with the racism of Richard …

Huckleberries: Roadside ripoff was a reminder of a bigger truth

A funny thing happened to Keith Boe of Post Falls on a recent business trip to Seattle. Seems he stopped at a deserted gas station in central Washington for fuel …

Kathleen Parker: Saluting the surrendering of pride for the greater good

The past may not be past, as William Faulkner once put it. But it sure seems to be leaving. As I watched the broadcast of the Confederate battle flag being …

NASCAR fans keep Confederate flags aloft

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center.

Boise City Hall removes Mississippi flag because of Confederate logo

BOISE – The Mississippi state flag was removed from a display of all 50 state flags in front of Boise City Hall on Wednesday, after Boise Mayor David Bieter expressed …