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Obama-backed committee targeting races in 11 states
Friday, February 16, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Democratic group backed by former President Barack Obama said this week it plans to invest millions of dollars in state-level elections in 11 states this year, with its heaviest focus on Ohio. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said this year’s election cycle is
 
Class-size fix gets final OK
Friday, February 16, 2018
RALEIGH — A proposed solution to a North Carolina public school class-size crunch received final legislative approval Tuesday, with most House Democrats backing the Republican bill despite unrelated provisions within it that target Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. The House voted 104-12 for the wide-ranging compromise measure, which already received a
 
Access to safe, decent and affordable housing threatened
Monday, February 12, 2018
In recent days, threats to the nation’s housing finance system have emerged. At the center of the controversy are two key issues: the obligation of mortgage lenders to ensure broad mortgage credit for all credit-worthy borrowers, and whether the nation will enforce its own laws banning unlawful discrimination. On Feb. 2, a leaked Senate proposal to
 
Thousands rally at annual social justice march
Monday, February 12, 2018
RALEIGH — Thousands rallied Saturday at an annual social justice march that began 11 years ago in North Carolina and focused this year on protecting voting rights and ending gerrymandering. Arlene Thomas of Burlington said she attended the “Moral March on Raleigh” despite the rain because the 2016 election turned the formerly apolitical
 
Federal judges: No primaries for appeals court seats
Friday, February 9, 2018
RALEIGH — Primaries for North Carolina state appellate court seats won’t happen this year if a federal appeals court decision stands. A panel of judges Friday reversed a lower court decision that would have required the primaries, giving a victory to Republican state lawmakers. The GOP-controlled General Assembly voted last October to cancel
 
‘Poor People’s Campaign’ readies nationwide mobilization
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
RALEIGH — The renewed version of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to lift poor people is holding its first national mobilization, with actions and events planned Monday in 32 states and the nation’s capital. Poor people, clergy and activists in the Poor People’s Campaign plan to deliver letters to politicians in state
 
NC mayors to Trump: Help us pave way to progress
Thursday, February 1, 2018
DURHAM – North Carolina mayors are joining others across the country to let Washington know about roadblocks in their pursuit of growth due to a lack of funding for infrastructure and transportation projects. Mayors from Asheville, Rocky Mount, Durham, Raleigh and other North Carolina cities spent last week in Washington for the bipartisan U.S.
 
Judges: No delay for new N. Carolina congressional map
Thursday, January 18, 2018
RALEIGH — The judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given that the judges wrote 200-plus pages last week explaining why
 

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Durham Arts Council displays ‘America Wants’

DURHAM – Turning photos into powerful messages, Owens Daniels is using photography and

FSU’s Henderson hits milestone

Fayetteville State women’s bowling coach Bobby Henderson shows no signs of slowing down.