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Saving lives from intimate partner violence
Sunday, October 13, 2019
So far this year in North Carolina, a staggering 44 people have died in domestic violence homicides. When our communities tragically lose someone to this kind of violence, we often ask ourselves what we could have done to prevent their death. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’m proud that the North Carolina Department of Justice is launching
A changing of the guard in Raleigh
Friday, October 11, 2019
I don’t usually write about local politics, but the election this week in Raleigh may shift the leadership of the city for the next decade or so. An old guard that has been in power for most of the past two decades is out and a younger, more urban-minded council is in. Incumbent mayor Nancy McFarlane’s decision not to seek reelection guaranteed
A turning point on racial inequity
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
At last month’s Democratic presidential debate — held at a historically black college in Houston — some 14 million Americans tuned in to watch the 10 leading candidates debate each other for the first time. The debate set another important precedent: All of the candidates spoke out against the systemic racism that has toxified the country
Tillis kicks off campaign wrapping himself around Trump
Friday, September 20, 2019
Thom Tillis kicked off his reelection campaign with an ad wrapping himself around Donald Trump. It’s a signal of how beholden the party is to the president and of Tillis’ naked political opportunism. The GOP has become more a cult of personality than a political party. Trump, a man with no moral or ideological core, is really the only thing

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Clergy and depression

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. – Whenever clergy commit suicide, we always wonder why. We grieve

Combs Elementary unveils new outdoor-learning and play space

RALEIGH – School administrators at one Wake County elementary school have teamed up with

Medicare enrollment season is here

Medicare’s annual enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. This is your