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State workers, union members take concerns to Legislature
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – State employees that are members of U.E. local 150, N.C. Public Service Workers Union from across the state were in Raleigh Tuesday to meet with their legislators and encourage them to consider significant raises this legislative session, along with other measures to protect and expand worker safety and rights. "After years of stagnant
 
Republicans seek to combine NC LGBT lawsuits
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community – moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years. Three federal judges are currently assigned to five dueling lawsuits over the law,
 
Supreme Court ruling could change jury selection
Monday, May 23, 2016
DURHAM – A ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court could give North Carolina death row inmates new avenues to challenge racial bias in capital trials and will force the state to confront discriminatory jury selection practices. The Court ruled 7-1 in a Georgia case, Foster v. Chatman, that prosecutors violated the Constitution by purposefully
 
NC lawmakers leaving millions on the table
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
RALEIGH – As much as $170 million a year could go a long way when it comes to paying North Carolina's teachers, improving state infrastructure and economic development, but it's money the state passed on when it eliminated the estate tax. The tax was done away with three years ago, and, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy
 
Thousands of rich Americans live in public housing
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Tens of thousands of high-income Americans live in low-income housing, according to a federal audit. More than 25,000 families inhabit federally subsidized housing even though their incomes exceed limits for public-housing eligibility, according to a probe by the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Critics say these
 
Bills addressing college costs, immigration, pay filed
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers offered bills before a self-imposed deadline Tuesday addressing the cost of college education, penalties for "sanctuary cities," economic incentives and worker pay. House and Senate members filed close to 120 pieces of legislation before this year's cutoff for bills that would affect next year's budget or that study
 

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Falcons win fourth straight DII outdoor title

BRADENTON, Fla. – Saint Augustine’s track and field program continues to roll

‘Roots’ returns in History Channel remake

The “Roots” miniseries is coming back to TV with a contemporary twist. This one

More NC churches offer refuge for spirit – and body

RALEIGH – Growing numbers of North Carolina churches offer their congregations health and