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N.C. Department of Public Instruction forced to eliminate jobs
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The agency tasked with implementing the state’s K-12 public school laws and policies is coping with a 10 percent funding cut handed down by lawmakers last week by eliminating more than 50 jobs, many of which are devoted to helping struggling schools. “We’re abolishing approximately 54 positions out of roughly 450 state-funded staff
NC historic preservation tax credits likely to end
Monday, August 18, 2014
RALEIGH – The tax credit that helped people rescue historic businesses and homes in 90 of North Carolina's 100 counties, including plantations, neighborhoods and cotton mills, faces likely extinction as legislators have refused to renew the benefit. The credits likely will end Jan. 1 despite the support of Gov. Pat McCrory, as legislators haven't
Lawyers: NC voting suits continue despite ruling
Thursday, August 14, 2014
RALEIGH – Civil rights activists opposed to North Carolina's dramatic voting law changes will use the ballot box and the courts to try to overturn them after a judge refused to block them from being used, attorneys for the state NAACP said Monday. A U.S. District Court judge declined late last week to prevent continued implementation of several
White students no longer the majority at U.S. public schools
Monday, August 11, 2014
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing demographics of American education are apparent inside Jane Cornell’s summer school classroom, where giggling
Georgia residents get justice for sewage dump
Sunday, August 10, 2014
A group of citizens who have endured raw sewage bubbling up into their homes and yards from city pipes for decades reached a settlement this week with their city government in Rochelle, Georgia. The old, leaky city sewer pipes will be replaced. Eight African-American residents, represented by Earthjustice, sued last summer under the federal Clean Water
Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes
Friday, August 8, 2014
RALEIGH -- North Carolina's November election can be held under a new voting law approved by Republican lawmakers, a federal judge ruled Friday. The law is considered one of the toughest in the nation and the groups challenging it say it will suppress minority voter turnout. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder denied a motion seeking to hold the
HIV-positive for 20-plus years
Thursday, August 7, 2014
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease, along with their baby. “That left me with my daughter who was 4,” said Watiti, a Ugandan physician. He spoke on a panel at the International AIDS Conference last month about people who have lived
Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years
Thursday, August 7, 2014
WASHINGTON –Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago. Derek Neal and Armin Rick, the co-authors of the study, found that reforms in the criminal justice system at the state-level
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