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    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. In dramatic fashion, the presiding officers of the Maryland General Assembly slammed the door Wednesday night on holding a special legislative session this fall. House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D-Baltimore County) and Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) turned up unannounced at a mock special legislative session organized by progressive groups in Annapolis on Wednesday evening and formally signaled their reluctance to convene before the 2021 session is set to begin in January. Despite hearing entreaties from a crowd of 200 people that the myriad challenges facing the state demand swift legislative action, Ferguson and Jones said they needed more...
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri town that became synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has sworn in its first black mayor. Ella Jones, 65, defeated City Council colleague Heather Robinette, who is white, 54% to 46% to win the three-year term in an election on June 2. Term limits prohibited the incumbent, James Knowles III, from seeking a fourth term. Jones was sworn in Tuesday night at City Hall, and a second ceremony was planned for Wednesday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis office in Ferguson. She inherits leadership of one of America’s most high-profile small towns. Brown, 18, was fatally shot by white Ferguson police officer Darren...
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri town that became synonymous with the Black Lives Matter movement after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown will swear in its first black mayor Tuesday night. Ella Jones, 65, defeated City Council colleague Heather Robinette, who is white, 54% to 46% to win the three-year term in an election on June 2. Term limits prohibited the incumbent, James Knowles III, from seeking a fourth term. Jones will be sworn in Tuesday night at City Hall, and a second ceremony is planned for Wednesday at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis office in Ferguson. She inherits leadership of one of America’s most high-profile small towns. Brown, 18, was fatally shot by white Ferguson...
    (CNN)Ella Jones never planned to be a politician.Now, after being elected as the first black mayor of Ferguson, Missouri -- just years removed from the protests that followed the death of Michael Brown -- she finds herself at the helm of a city still dealing with its own painful past as the nation contends with systemic racism and police brutality. "Some people feel that when black people get in charge that the city is going to be deteriorating, and that people will -- businesses will be moving. So being the first black woman of Ferguson, I have to dispel that myth because I am qualified to be the leader of Ferguson, qualified to be the mayor, qualified to bring in...
    (CNN)Ella Jones -- who was elected as the first black and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday -- shared what her election symbolizes and where the nation should go next after George Floyd's death.It is crucial that police officers work with communities to make people "feel that they are being served, instead of being hunted," she told CNN's Chris Cuomo Wednesday night. "The only way to do that is to have courageous conversations," she said, and to have "the police officers at the table with us."Jones' historic win comes as protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody grip the nation. Nearly six years ago, Ferguson was a flashpoint for protests following the death of...
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Ella Jones winced as she gazed at a boarded-up restaurant, one of several businesses in Ferguson damaged in protests over the death of George Floyd. As Jones prepares to take over as the Missouri town’s first black mayor, she understands that Ferguson will always symbolize the uneasy relationship between black people and police. She just doesn’t understand the destruction. “I know people consider Ferguson as Ground Zero,” Jones said Wednesday. “However, every time injustice is done, they don’t have to come here and tear up our city.” TOP STORIES Beijing propaganda: Coronavirus will make China leader in new world order Retired St. Louis police captain killed by looters George Soros, 89, is still on a quest...
    Ferguson, Missouri, the city that made national headlines after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager – touching off massive protests – just elected Ella Jones to be its first black mayor. The St. Louis suburb was the site of massive protests following the 2014 shooting. Now Jones will lead it as the whole country is seeing large-scale demonstrations against police brutality and racism following the death of George Floyd, though some of those demonstrations have also escalated into violent riots. CONTROVERSIAL REP. STEVE KING LOSES IOWA GOP PRIMARY BATTLE “It’s just our time,” Jones, 65, said Tuesday night, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It’s just my time to do right by the people.” Jones, currently a...
    (CNN)The Missouri city where the death of black teen set off weeks of nationwide protests and outrage in 2014 elected its first woman and first black mayor Tuesday night, according to CNN affiliate KMOV.Returns from the St. Louis County Board of Elections show Ella Jones took 54% of the vote in the race for mayor of Ferguson versus Heather Robinett with 46%.Nearly six years after a white police officer shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the mayor-elect defeated her opponent as protests across the US continued over the death of George Floyd. Jones is both the city's first black mayor and the first woman in that office, according to KMOV. Jones has worked as a chemist and church pastor,...