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Redistricting expert: No ‘racial targeting’ in map fixes
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
RALEIGH — The expert who federal judges asked to redraw some North Carolina House and Senate district lines defended his final recommendations last week, rejecting Republican arguments that he created boundaries with racial population quotas and helped Democrats. Stanford University law professor Nathaniel Persily released his proposal, which altered
Judges all but muzzled in complaints against lawmakers
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Judges are considered to be in command of their courtrooms. But when state legislators pass laws attacking them — shortening their terms, shrinking the appellate court — judges are no longer in charge and have few ways to defend themselves. “The legislature is saying to judges, we can redraw your districts, we can redraw your division, we
NC officials take over mental health agency
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
RALEIGH — North Carolina health department officials temporarily took over a regional managed-care mental health agency Monday because of “serious financial mismanagement” by its leaders in the wake of state reviews criticizing its spending and executive pay. Citing state law, the Department of Health and Human Services announced control

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‘We do not need President Trump to honor our own’

The National Coalition of Black Veteran Organizations has suspended its call for a presidential

Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon

RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street

NCCU graduates one of largest December classes

DURHAM – North Carolina Central University awarded over 600 diplomas Saturday at its Fall