Columbus statues vandalized on US holiday named for him
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of...
Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
Protesters interrupt Columbus Day parade over jail concerns
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Several people have been taken into police custody after about two dozen demonstrators briefly interrupted a Columbus Day parade in upstate New York to protest jail...
Maine celebrates 1st Indigenous People’s Day
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Mainer's are celebrating a new holiday.
Maine lawmakers officially replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day which is being marked for the first time on...
Virginia capital to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's capital city will recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, joining a shift away from a day traditionally reserved for honoring Christopher...
No Worcester Columbus Day parade for first time in century
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — New England's second-largest city won't be hosting a Columbus Day parade this year for the first time in more than a century.
AP Explains: Columbus, once immigrant hero, now heel to some
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The image and story of Christopher Columbus, the 15th century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over the decades....
DC votes to name Columbus Day for indigenous people
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C. Council has voted to temporarily change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day.
WTOP-FM reports the council on Tuesday passed the...
Evers: Second Monday in October is Indigenous Peoples’ Day
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has declared the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day in Wisconsin, following similar moves in other states away from recognizing it as Columbus...
Harlem replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Harlem's city council has voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.
The Billings Gazette reports Harlem passed a resolution on Sept. 9 to join...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has joined a handful of states in renaming Columbus Day to honor Native Americans.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed a bill May 6 recognizing the second Monday...
GLEN ROCK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey community has rejected a request to rename Columbus Day to honor Native Americans.
In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, the Glen Rock Borough...
Correction: Native American-Columbus Day story
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In an April 25 story about Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signing a bill to celebrate a day for indigenous people on Columbus Day, The Associated Press reported erroneously that...
Maine latest to ditch Columbus Day, honor Native Americans
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine joined a small but growing number of states on Friday that have renamed Columbus Day to honor indigenous people as part of a movement to recognize the dark side of...
Vermont close to renaming Columbus Day
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont is close to becoming one of the first states to legally rename Columbus Day.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he is likely to sign a bill into law that would...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is doing away with Columbus Day in favor of a holiday honoring Native Americans.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed legislation that creates...
Maine House OKs switch to Indigenous Peoples Day
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal to trade the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans has received initial approval in the Maine House.
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Bill would rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal to trade Maine's state Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans is moving forward.
The Legislature's State and Local Government Committee voted...
Montana House sends bill to rename Columbus Day to Senate
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana House has approved a proposal to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.
The bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Shane Morigeau of Missoula passed a final House vote 62-35 on Thursday.
The measure now goes to the Senate, which killed a different proposal to rename Columbus Day during the 2017 legislative session.
City changes paid time off from Columbus Day to Election Day
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city has decided to switch the paid day off previously given to city employees in observance of Columbus Day to Election Day.
Bill would rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers are set to consider trading the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans.
The Legislature's State and Local Government Committee is set to hold a hearing on the bill Monday.
Democratic Rep. Benjamin Collings of Portland sponsored the bill that renames the state holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October to Indigenous Peoples Day.
Votes on minimum wage, abortion rights loom in New Mexico
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state House of Representatives is poised to vote on Democratic-sponsored bills to raise the statewide minimum wage, guarantee abortion rights and replace the Columbus Day holiday with Indigenous Peoples' Day.
House Speaker Brian Egolf planned for lengthy deliberations Wednesday on the initiatives.
New Mexico bill to rename Columbus Day clears hurdle
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico proposal that would trade the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans instead has cleared another hurdle.
The New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee unanimously passed Tuesday a measure to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Sandia Pueblo tribal member and Democratic state Rep. Derrick Lente sponsored the bill that renames the state holiday celebrated on the second Monday in October.
New Mexico lawmakers seek to rename Columbus Day
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would trade in its Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans instead under a bill being drafted in anticipation of next year's legislative session.
Oklahoma City mayor observes Indigenous People’s Day
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City has joined dozens of other municipalities around the U.S. in celebrating Indigenous People's Day.
Hundreds gathered Monday in Oklahoma City to acknowledge Native Americans on the day known nationally as Columbus Day.
Group pushes back against Indigenous Peoples Day declaration
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An Italian-American association is pushing back against the Rochester mayor's proclamation recognizing Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.
WHEC-TV reports the Little Italy Neighborhood Association says the mayor's order should be revoked because it takes away from their history.
No Columbus Day in Columbus: City to honor veterans instead
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday that honors the explorer, making a savvy move to tie the switch to a politically safe demographic: veterans.
Brown University celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day after faculty renamed what used to be called Columbus Day.
The Ivy League university says a celebration of indigenous peoples is planned for Saturday afternoon in the Sayles Hall Auditorium.
Saturday's events, organized by students, bring celebratory cultural activities and food to campus. It's free and open to the public.
Indiana BMV offices closed Saturday, Monday for Columbus Day
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles says all of its license branches will be closed Saturday through Monday in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
It says license branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday.
It says Indiana residents can visit www.in.gov/bmv/ for a complete list of branch locations and hours, to complete an online transaction, or to find a 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk.
Columbus Day parade relocated over police overtime dispute
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Bridgeport's century-old Columbus Day Parade will not be held this year due to disputes over police overtime.
The parade committee voted Thursday night to move the event to neighboring Shelton as they were unable to resolve the dispute with Democratic Mayor Joe Ganim.
Somerville drops Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The city of Somerville is dropping Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Mayor Joe Curtatone announced the change Thursday in a statement calling Columbus Day a "relic of an outdated and oversimplified version of history."
He says the city made the decision after careful consideration and after receiving many "compelling arguments" for the update.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation designating Oklahoma Native American Day on the same day the state observes Columbus Day.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco has decided that both Italian Americans and indigenous people brutalized by the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America will share the holiday once reserved for the explorer.
San Francisco supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to make the second Monday of October Italian American Heritage Day. The legislation requires a second, routine vote.
George Skelton: Dumb California bills: Banning Columbus Day, tackle football
The California Legislature passed nearly 1,000 bills last year. A few were important. Most were not. Many were frivolous, some dumb — a waste of politicians’ time and public money.
Gov. Jerry Brown did veto 12 percent of the Legislature’s offerings. But that’s all muck under the bridge.
There are many bills pending in the Legislature again this year that the state could do just fine without.
The biggie: abolishing Columbus Day and replacing it with “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”
School district votes to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples Day
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island school district has voted to acknowledge Indigenous Peoples Day in place of Columbus Day for the coming academic year.
San Francisco swaps Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples Day
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors have replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, saying they want to honor Native American people and condemn the atrocities they suffered.
Los Angeles and Minneapolis are among the cities that already renamed the holiday to celebrate people who were here before the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
Tuesday's vote in San Francisco upset some Italian Americans who say they're losing the October holiday meant to celebrate their unique heritage.
Kalamazoo changes Columbus Day, keeps controversial fountain
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Officials in Kalamazoo have agreed to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day, but the city hasn't decided what to do with a statue that some say celebrates the forced removal of Native Americans.
First Indigenous Peoples Day offers peek into the future
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — As Alaska residents celebrated their state's roots on its first Indigenous Peoples Day, community leaders made sure all those gathered know that the future of Alaska's native traditions is bright.
Gov. Bill Walker attended Monday's celebration at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau. Walker issued a proclamation in 2015 that made Alaska the first state to officially celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day.
Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day next year
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Detroit plans to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day starting next year instead of Columbus Day.
The Detroit News reports City Council approved a proposal Tuesday on the issue about how to mark the second Monday of October.
Aspen Council makes Indigenous Peoples Day official holiday
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Aspen City Council passed a resolution declaring the day traditionally observed as Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.
The Aspen Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2gth9Ba ) council members Monday unanimously approved the resolution implementing the Indigenous Peoples Day, which supporters say would be used as an opportunity to celebrate native cultures.
Pittsburgh Christopher Columbus statue splashed with paint
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Christopher Columbus statue built with donations from Italian-Americans in Pittsburgh nearly 60 years ago has been defaced with red paint.
Someone vandalized the statue on Monday, the nation's official Columbus Day observance. Nobody's been charged.
City operations chief Guy Costa — who is Italian — condemned the vandalism and feels it's aimed at Italian-Americans.
Hours of operation at a number of offices and institutions will be affected by the observance of the federal Columbus Day holiday, also known locally as Indigenous People’s Day, on Monday, Oct. 9:
• City and county non-emergency offices and many state government offices will be closed.
• Santa Fe public libraries and recreation centers will be closed, as will the Santa Fe Municipal Court and state District Court.
• Post offices will be closed and regular mail delivery suspended.
Highlighting native heritage: Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated in downtown Spokane
Monday was Indigenous Peoples Day in Spokane, and more than 100 people gathered downtown to celebrate the occasion with songs and speeches about native history and culture.
It’s been a little more than a year since the City Council renamed the holiday that’s still called Columbus Day in most of the United States.
Columbus Day vandalism promoted by anarchist group
Statues of Christopher Columbus were vandalized in Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven and Middletown amid an ongoing national debate about Columbus’ impact on indigenous peoples in the Americas.
On the eve of the holiday honoring the Italian explorer, blood-red paint was thrown across statues in Bridgeport, Middletown and New Haven, while Norwalk’s statue had “FAKE NEWS” emblazoned on its base.
Italian-Americans proudly celebrate Columbus Day with parade
NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day may have dampened turnout but not the spirits of those who celebrated Italian-American heritage Monday at the Columbus Day Parade in midtown Manhattan.
The marchers and musicians gamely gave it their all as they paraded up Fifth Avenue under gray skies and sometimes-heavy rain. Onlookers waved Italian and American flags, although long stretches of the parade route were empty of spectators.
Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus
NEW YORK (AP) — Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus?
A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.
Police: Christopher Columbus statues defaced with red paint
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police have stepped up security after two Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint in Connecticut.
Authorities say the statues at Harbor Park in Middletown and Wooster Square in New Haven were vandalized overnight Saturday.