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Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
Monday, August 22, 2016
The oldest millennials – nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City's Twin Towers – are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity of the 1990s, and when a different Clinton was running for president. The nation's youngest adults – now nearing 20 themselves – find it hard to recall a reality without terrorism
Veteran journalist George Curry dies
Sunday, August 21, 2016
WASHINGTON — George E. Curry, a journalist, civil rights activist and publisher whose syndicated column ran in hundreds of black-owned newspapers around the United States, has died. He was 69. Curry, of Laurel, Maryland, died suddenly on Saturday at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland, after he was taken to the emergency room
Aetna's move slims NC options for often-subsidized coverage
Saturday, August 20, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina consumers buying broadly subsidized health insurance policies on the online marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act will have fewer options after a major insurer pulls out. State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said Tuesday health insurer Aetna's decision to drop out of the ACA marketplace came as his office was
MLK Jr.ís Bible, Nobel medal to be released to his estate
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
ATLANTA — A judge on Monday signed an order ending an ownership dispute over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s traveling Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal that had essentially pitted the slain civil rights leader’s two sons against their sister. The consent order signed by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney says the items
Man at center of school desegregation lawsuit dies
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Harry Briggs Jr., who as a young boy was at the center of a lawsuit that culminated with the U.S. Supreme Court outlawing segregated public schools, has died. He was 75. Briggs died Aug. 9 at his home in New York City, according to Samuels Funeral Home in Manning, South Carolina. Briggs’ parents, Harry and Eliza Briggs, were
North Carolina asks Supreme Court to keep voter ID
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina officials asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to keep a voter identification requirement and 10 days of early voting for the November election, even after a lower appeals court ruled these changes illegally restricted voting by blacks. Republican Gov. Pat McCrory said his lawyers and those for other officials, including
Could NCís super-sized precincts slow voting
Monday, August 15, 2016
RALEIGH – The popularity of in-person early voting in North Carolina has allowed officials to defer action on several hundred bulging precincts that otherwise would slow Election Day voting to a snail's pace. Forty-eight percent of the state's 6.6 million registered voters now live in voting precincts with at least 3,000 voters – an important
Budget cuts take a bite out of local school districts
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
“People in North Carolina, if they knew how little was spent on administration, they should be sending us ‘thank you cards’ for doing the work to support teachers in the classroom.” June Atkinson, superintendent of public instruction in North Carolina, is talking about the latest cut to the Department of Public Instruction, a
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