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Advocates continue protest of Durham jail conditions
Thursday, September 22, 2016
DURHAM – Matthew McCain had a lot to look forward to as a father to a baby girl at the time of his death, said Ashley Canady (right), who was McCain’s girlfriend. McCain, 29, died in January after Durham County jail staff refused to treat him for diabetes and epilepsy, Canady said. Canady and about a dozen others gathered at City Hall Plaza
 
Black startups, Black Wall Street converge in Durham
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DURHAM – When you describe Google, some of the top words that come to mind might be “innovation” and “entrepreneurship.” When you look back on Durham’s rich history, you can see those same qualities woven through the timeline – from the advent of Black Wall Street to the burgeoning downtown hub that is producing all
 
‘Mothers of the Movement’ visit North Carolina
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DURHAM – They may have been thrust into the spotlight because of tragedy, but they are using that notoriety to push for change. And they believe that Hillary Clinton is the woman who can help make it happen. Geneva Reed-Veal, Gwen Carr and Maria Hamilton – the mothers of Sandra Bland, Eric Garner and Dontre Hamilton, respectively, who all died
 
Racial diversity lacking on county commissioners’ boards
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Two of North Carolina's fastest-growing demographics — Latinos and Asian-Americans — are not represented on any county commissions in the state. And African-Americans, who make up 22 percent of North Carolina's population, have no representation on half of the state's commissioner boards. Those are among the findings of a Facing South analysis
 
Enloe, Sanderson stand out on graduation rates
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
RALEIGH – The results are in and Wake County schools have done it again. More Wake County students are graduating from high school, according to statewide results released by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction earlier this month. Half of the Wake County Public School System's 26 high schools have a graduation rate higher than 90 percent, and
 
Sex-assault risk greater on college campuses
Sunday, September 11, 2016
HILLSBOROUGH – With college classes in full swing and dorms teeming with eager and excited students, there is one unwelcome part of back-to-school celebrations. The "Red Zone" describes the first six to 10 weeks of the semester when a large percentage of sexual assaults occur on college campuses. Irene Dwinnell, executive director at the Orange
 
Cooper: Reaching education goals wouldn't mean higher taxes
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday he wouldn't seek to raise income tax rates if elected governor, saying his public education agenda can be met – including raising teacher pay to at least the national average – without doing so. Cooper's education plan also includes tuition-free community college, more
 
Social Security opens fraud investigation office in Raleigh
Friday, September 2, 2016
RALEIGH – The Social Security Administration has opened a North Carolina office dedicated to identifying disability fraud across the state. The agency's office of the inspector general joined the State Bureau of Investigation last week in dedicating the Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit in Raleigh. CDI units combine efforts from federal,
 
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