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North Carolina prepares for landmark criminal justice reform
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Raising the age of juvenile justice in North Carolina this year is going to come with a steep price tag, but there are 20,000 kids with their futures at stake counting on the adults in charge to get it right. “Raise the Age” will be officially implemented in December, which means that 16- and 17-year-olds charged with most crimes in this state
Session begins with GOP still in charge, Democrats stronger
Monday, January 14, 2019
RALEIGH – The North Carolina General Assembly opened a new two-year session Wednesday with Republicans still in charge but acknowledging Gov. Roy Cooper and other Democrats now have more pull thanks to their November election gains. The House and Senate gaveled in at midday for one-day ceremonial and organizational meetings. Lawmakers will return in
County: Put crumpled Confederate statue in indoor display
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
DURHAM — A crumpled Confederate statue that was damaged when protesters toppled it would go back on display inside a historic courthouse under the latest proposal by North Carolina officials to deal with monuments increasingly decried by protesters as racist symbols. A Durham city-county government committee proposed Tuesday to move the statue
Congresswoman Maxine Waters makes history
Monday, January 7, 2019
As 2019 begins, there is also a new Congress with leadership in the House of Representatives that makes history for people of color and women alike. Longtime California Rep. Nancy Pelosi returns as Speaker of the House – the first time in 50 years that a member of Congress has achieved this feat. On a gender note, Pelosi becomes the most powerful

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African American Theater Preview

Time: 7 p.m. The Triangle Friends of African


Eggs & Issues

Time: 7:30 a.m. The Public School Forum of North


Community Meeting

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Town of Chapel Hill and

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NCCU women knock off Coppin State

DURHAM — Freshman Dasmine Kasey, left, drilled the go-ahead 3-pointer with 51.5 seconds

UNCís Carol Folt no longer silent on Sam

At long last, we’ve learned who UNC Chancellor Carol Folt is, just in time to say

Positive outlook for Triangle real estate markets

RALEIGH – Most signs point to a good year ahead for the area’s overall economy and