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FMLA should be expanded, critics say
Monday, February 19, 2018
RALEIGH – When Jeannine Sato gave birth to her first baby in 2007, she was only able to stay home for six weeks – and that was through a combination of taking the sick time she had left and the vacation time she had accrued. Though federal law offers 12 weeks of unpaid leave to new mothers through the Family Medical Leave Act, Sato
North Carolina Rep. Michaux won't seek re-election
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
RALEIGH — Democratic Rep. Mickey Michaux, North Carolina's longest-serving state legislator and a fixture at the General Assembly in the fight for voting rights and funding historically black colleges, announced last week he won't seek re-election. Michaux, a Durham attorney, first joined the House in 1973 and has been elected to 20 two-year terms,
North Carolina candidates begin filing
Monday, February 12, 2018
RALEIGH — Candidate filing for hundreds of regional and county positions in North Carolina opened Monday, but not before yet another court ruling was issued from reams of pending litigation seeking to alter more districts or filing dates. Hours before election board offices statewide began accepting candidate forms at noon, a panel of state trial
Flu bug up against it in Chatham County Schools
Friday, February 9, 2018
PITTSBORO — Chatham County Schools (CCS) is taking a proactive approach to counter the particularly rough flu season that is impacting the country. Surfaces in the district’s schools from desktops to doorknobs, cafeteria tables and even light switches will receive daily cleanings in order to reduce germs, CCS Chief Operations Officer Chris D.
Globetrotter urges students to speak out on bullying
Monday, February 5, 2018
RALEIGH – More than one in five students reports being bullied, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. And those are just the students who report. With the proliferation of online activity, opportunities for bullying are expanding, as well. But there is plenty that students can do to fight back, and being a victim of bullying
Making America whiter, an immigrant at a time
Friday, February 2, 2018
CHARLOTTE – Gilles Bikindou is headed back to the Republic of Congo against his will. As negotiations for immigration reform carry on in Washington, there lies uncertainty for people like Bikindou as border security and ethnicity are part of the debate over whether America should roll up the welcome mat to most of the world. Last week, 50
NC advocates, educators hold rally for school choice
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
RALEIGH – Growing up in subsidized housing in Buffalo, New York, Don McQueen felt his chances for success were limited by the name of his street. This experience fuels the passion McQueen has for his role as executive director of Torchlight Academy, a Raleigh charter school that participated last week in the North Carolina Association for Public
It takes a village moving Durham Public Schools forward
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
DURHAM – New Durham Public Schools Superintendent Pascal Mubenga says he believes all students can learn and reach their potential once they enter the classroom. So the veteran educator is developing a new strategic plan that he says will help pave the way for students to get a valuable education in Durham Public Schools. “We need support from
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Conference on sexual responsibility for teen males

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FMLA should be expanded, critics say

RALEIGH – When Jeannine Sato gave birth to her first baby in 2007, she was only able to