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NAACP urges North Carolina boycott
Friday, February 24, 2017
RALEIGH – The NAACP urged religious conferences, athletic events and musicians on Friday to avoid North Carolina as part of a national boycott protesting the state's conservative policies including a law limiting LGBT protections. It was the first step in a national boycott that could expand to include other economic and tourism measures, according
 
Budget raises teachers’ salaries
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
RALEIGH – New North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday his two-year budget proposal will include average 5 percent raises for public school teachers annually to help aim toward getting salaries to the national average by the early 2020s. Cooper, a Democrat, made reaching the national average target a plank in his gubernatorial campaign. For
 
Congressman invites HBCU presidents to Capitol Hill
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Dozens of presidents of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities are expected to converge later this month upon the nation’s capital as guests of a Republican House leader who hopes the gathering will help introduce the institutions to his colleagues who have no idea of their history. Rep. Mark Walker, who represents the
 
Emanuel shootings leave holes in Charleston
Thursday, February 16, 2017
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The bullet holes in the fellowship hall at Emanuel AME church have been patched, but the holes in the fabric of life in Charleston remain. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton is absent from Goose Creek High School, her exhortations still ringing in the ears of girls who ran track for her. At the library, there’s no one to give just
 
Trump, HB2 beef up ‘Moral March on Raleigh’
Saturday, February 11, 2017
RALEIGH – A massive crowd attended Saturday's annual civil rights rally in North Carolina's capital, beefed up by protesters energized in opposition to President Donald Trump and to a state law limiting LGBT rights and which public bathrooms transgender people can use. Organizers of the "Moral March on Raleigh," led by the state chapter of the NAACP,
 
Events fuel civic engagement, fundraising
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
RALEIGH – Less than two weeks after his inauguration, President Trump's recent policy decisions are having some unexpected side effects. In North Carolina and across the country, they're fueling an unprecedented level of public engagement. Groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood report millions of dollars in fundraising
 
Bill to ease class-size limits passes panel
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina school districts would preserve some flexibility with early-grade classroom size limits under legislation that cleared a House committee on Tuesday. Supporters say the bill could preserve staffing for supplemental programs such as art and physical education. The measure, which had bipartisan committee support and the backing
 

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