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The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of black women
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Missy Venable (not her real name) said she has trouble sleeping at night. It’s not the typical case of insomnia. It’s the after effects of spending more than seven years in prison, which, incidentally, is where her fellow inmates began calling her “Missy,” and the name just stuck. She made up her last name for this article, choosing
Snowed-in South makes the best of day off from work, school
Monday, December 10, 2018
DURHAM — Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet and freezing rain across five states. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays over the weekend. Hundreds of flights were canceled, and drivers in North
House approves voter ID
Friday, December 7, 2018
It was clear during two hours of debate Wednesday where the two political parties at the legislature diverged over photo ID: their belief in voter fraud. The GOP supermajority expectedly passed legislation that would implement a constitutional requirement that voters must show a photo ID to cast an in-person ballot. Their intention with Senate Bill 824,
Youngest voters influencing NC elections
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Participation by two generations of younger voters, millennials and Generation Z, grew strongly in the 2018 elections, both nationally and in North Carolina. Generation Z voters, those born around 2000, are the latest generational cohort to begin reaching voting age. Their numbers will only grow in future elections as more age into the voting pool.
NC lawmakers examine details of voter ID bill
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers on Monday began examining the details of the latest voter photo identification proposal, a day before they return to work to fulfill a photo ID mandate that voters agreed this month to put in the state constitution. A legislative committee reviewed draft legislation to implement the new voter ID constitutional
FEMA deadline extension crucial for some storm victims
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
For some in North Carolina, an extra month to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency could make all the difference as victims of Hurricane Florence struggle to settle back in. The 30-day extension, announced by FEMA earlier this month, will allow homeowners and renters in eligible counties to apply until Dec. 13.

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The growing and disproportionate imprisonment of black women

Missy Venable (not her real name) said she has trouble sleeping at night. It’s not the