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Durham city, county leaders vow to support $15 pay, local hiring
Monday, March 25, 2019
DURHAM – City and county officials have recommitted to support living wages at $15 an hour for Durham residents. No, they can’t force employers to pay workers that amount, but they can strongly “incentivize” them. Members of Durham CAN (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods) met with city leaders this week to launch a
 
NC eyes policy that revokes drivers' licenses for unpaid fines
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
RALEIGH – A federal court began hearing arguments last week about whether North Carolina's process of notifying drivers that their license will be revoked is unconstitutional. Arguments from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice allege that the current process forces
 
Actress Taraji P. Henson visits Durham to promote movie
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
DURHAM – The Carolina Theatre was abuzz Tuesday evening as actors, family members, and Durham residents joined together in a red-carpet event to celebrate the premiere of “The Best of Enemies,” staring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. The movie tells the true story of two Durham residents – civil rights activist Ann Atwater and Ku
 
NC educators seethe at lawmakersí plan to arm, deputize teachers
Friday, March 15, 2019
Two new bills filed by state lawmakers take the heated debate over gun rights and safety to one of its most controversial battlegrounds: the classroom. House Bill 216 – The School Self-Defense Act – would make it legal for teachers and staff members to carry concealed handguns on school grounds “to respond to acts of violence or imminent
 
Advocates bring growing needs of older NC residents to NCGA
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The 65-plus population in North Carolina will keep growing like daffodils after a wet spring, no matter what the General Assembly chooses to do. That’s the message about ongoing demographic shifts that advocates for older people took to the legislature as work on the biennial budget begins in earnest. By 2037, North Carolinians over 65 will outnumber
 
Duncan honored for work as Fourth Circuit Court judge
Thursday, March 7, 2019
DURHAM – Judge Allyson Duncan, who recently announced her plans to retire from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, was honored by the Durham City Council on Monday. The council issued a proclamation for Duncan’s achievements at the local, state, national and international levels. Introducing Duncan, Eddie Davis, public historian
 
Women honored for achievements in medicine, education, business, service
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
DURHAM – If I can fly, any little black girl can fly, Jaki Shelton Green said during Aura Galleria’s third annual Our Minds, Our Voices women’s awards luncheon Saturday. The event, held in observance of National Women’s History Month, honored women for their achievements in medicine, mental health, education, business, technology,
 
Durham city workers decry racism and favoritism on the job
Friday, February 22, 2019
DURHAM – Durham city workers came out en masse Thursday to complain about racism, favoritism, discriminatory hiring and promotional practices, low pay, and being understaffed and overworked. Employees with the city’s Public Works, Water and Sewer, Solid Waste, and Parks and Recreation departments said they fear for the safety and welfare of
 
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Durham city, county leaders vow to support $15 pay, local hiring

DURHAM – City and county officials have recommitted to support living wages at $15 an hour

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