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Suffering pain few know about
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
WASHINGTON — By the time Victoria Makinde finished her story of pain, unanswered questions and confusion, there were tears and sniffles throughout the room of roughly 100 people gathered in the auditorium. The 33-year-old graphic designer told the mostly female group of the excessive bleeding and debilitating pain that stunned even her doctors. She
 
Student hunger, homelessness under-recognized
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Of all the students who visited the food pantry at Montgomery College in recent times, one that stood out for pantry worker and honors student Elizabeth Zabala is the young man who came to get something to eat for a specific assignment. He had been taking a course called Nutrition 101, Zabala said, and needed to eat in order to do a diet analysis for the
 
Judges give partial wins to GOP, governor in power struggle
Monday, March 20, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina judges issued partial victories Friday to both Republican legislators and new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper over laws designed to undercut his powers. The judicial panel threw out laws approved two weeks before Cooper took office that limit his authority in carrying out elections and that give civil service job protections to
 
Black officers may not reduce police-involved black killings
Friday, March 17, 2017
Increasing the number of black police officers may not reduce the number of police-involved killings of black victims, a new study concludes. An increasing number of police-involved homicides of unarmed African-Americans have spawned nationwide protests and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Recommendations of President Obama’s Task Force
 
Cooper again urges 'bathroom bill' repeal in State of State
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
RALEIGH – Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper urged lawmakers gathered Monday night to repeal the state's "bathroom bill" very soon, saying the law is "the dark cloud hanging over our state of promise" by harming North Carolina's economy and reputation. Delivering his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled legislature and a statewide
 

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Suffering pain few know about

WASHINGTON — By the time Victoria Makinde finished her story of pain, unanswered questions

Senate tax plan asks more of low-income taxpayers

Instead of aiding low-income and rural North Carolinians, the Senate's tax proposal continues to