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Sheriffs and lawmakers clash as immigration bill passes Senate
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Don’t call them urban sheriffs. Don’t refer to them as sanctuary sheriffs. And don’t identify them as super minority-majority sheriffs. They are seven newly-elected African American sheriffs being targeted by anti-immigration legislation, and they’re calling on lawmakers to rebuke an effort to remove them from office because of
Lawmakers look to mental health solutions to improve prison safety
Thursday, June 20, 2019
2017 was a deadly one for North Carolina prison officers. Five died in two separate incidents. Both made statewide headlines and lawmakers vowed to do something. Prison officials cited severe staffing shortages and high turnover rates as part of the problems that led to the officers’ deaths. The Charlotte Observer found that the state hired 2,000
NC GOP pushes back on redistricting allegations
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
RALEIGH — Attorneys for North Carolina Republican lawmakers pushed back hard in state court on Monday over accusations the legislators misled federal judges in an earlier redistricting lawsuit. Republican legislative leaders filed a response to a motion from attorneys for Common Cause, the state Democratic Party and Democratic voters now suing GOP
Divorced dads often dissed by schools
Monday, June 17, 2019
By the time Father’s Day takes place, the school year is usually over. In many ways, that’s an apt metaphor for how divorced fathers – or fathers who don’t live with their children – get treated by their children’s schools. That is, they’re often simply not seen as part of what takes place at school. These fathers
NC wrongful conviction spotlights death penalty flaw
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
DURHAM – The case of North Carolinian Charles Ray Finch, 81, released last month after more than 40 years in prison for a 1976 murder he did not commit, spotlights some of the problems with death-penalty convictions. Finch was convicted and sentenced under what was then a state law that made the death penalty mandatory for certain crimes. On the day
‘Black census’ reveals winning path for 2020 presidential hopefuls
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The Black Futures Lab released “More Black than Blue: Politics + Power in the 2019 Black Census,” the first in a series of reports analyzing the largest survey of black people conducted in the United States since Reconstruction. The report was published in partnership with Color of Change, Demos, and Socioanalítica Research. The Black

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NC needs revised unemployment insurance system

Due to changes made to the state unemployment insurance system in 2013, it’s now harder

Sheriffs and lawmakers clash as immigration bill passes Senate

Don’t call them urban sheriffs. Don’t refer to them as sanctuary sheriffs. And

Builders Blitz adds 2 new Durham homeowners

DURHAM – In only seven days, Durham gained two new houses and homeowners thanks to the