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Money for NC private school vouchers begins moving
Thursday, October 9, 2014
RALEIGH – The first million dollars have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional. About $1.1 million was distributed last Friday to 109 private schools that accepted students under the
Students speak out against excessive police force in schools
Thursday, October 9, 2014
RALEIGH – To be a black or brown student in Wake County public schools oftentimes means being disproportionately disciplined compared to their white classmates. The Youth Organizing Institute, NC HEAT and other grassroots organizations that lobby for students’ rights held a press conference Monday in front of the Raleigh Police Department
NAACP addresses temporary voting rights victory
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
DURHAM – A temporary ruling has eliminated constraints on same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting restrictions. The ruling, handed down by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals last week, granted a preliminary injunction against provisions in the new voting law that removes same-day registration practices and does not count out-of-precinct
Survivors strut their stuff at breast cancer walk
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
RALEIGH – Thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters “got their pink on” at the American Cancer Society’s eighth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Individual and group/team walkers were out at North Hills to participate in a family-friendly, non-competitive 5k walk, which raised money for breast cancer
DPS responds to school bus incidents
Monday, October 6, 2014
DURHAM – Two alleged incidents of sexual assaults on a Durham Public Schools school bus have parents and the community reeling. According to various news outlets, last month a 5-year-old boy was made to perform a sex act on a 10-year-old student on a school bus driving children home from Pearson Elementary. According to WRAL, the boy’s mother
Durham city manager issues updated police report
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
DURHAM – City Manager Tom Bonfield recently released an updated status report of the Durham Police Department to the public. The document, available online, outlines recommendations from the Human Relations Commission and the Civilian Police Review Board regarding police department polices, searches and consents, police stops, department training and
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