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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
CHARLOTTE – The scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve with Robert McCauley. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says his friends have complained over the years about the long wait to see VA doctors. So the Cary veteran listened carefully Tuesday when President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion
 
CDC study shatters myth about black fathers
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race. Morgan, 33, who has two sons, ages 6 and 4, lives next door to a close friend who only sees his child once a week. “I just couldn’t live peacefully
 
Private school vouchers unconstitutional
Friday, August 22, 2014
RALEIGH – A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools. The scholarship program for low-income families was supposed to start this week, but is now on hold, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood ruled. It was not immediately
 
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
 
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Young adults march on Capitol

RALEIGH – Young people led the charge on Day 4 of the Moral Week of Action as they

Freedom ainít free

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Flags lowered to honor Richard Holden

RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory issued a flag order Tuesday lowering all North Carolina