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Dozens of NC prison workers debilitated since escape attempt
Thursday, April 26, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for employees six months after the bloodiest escape attempt in state history left four workers dead, according to agency data and separate case reports. About three dozen workers at the state’s correctional facilities have been assaulted so badly that they have lost
Trump erasing racial diversity from the South's federal courts
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Last week, the White House announced 19 new judicial nominees, and, like President Donald Trump's previous nominees, the overwhelming majority are white. Of the over 100 attorneys he's nominated to federal judgeships to date, approximately 92 percent are white. Trump's record on judicial diversity is the worst since President Reagan. Trump's regression on
Study: South’s native talent suffers without better schools
Monday, April 23, 2018
DURHAM — The South’s increasingly diverse homegrown talent won’t share in the region’s economic growth unless state leaders commit to spending more on public schools and higher education, according to a study released earlier this month. The State of the South 2018 report found that 13 states across the region rely heavily on an
Lack of progress on NC students’ test scores ‘frustrating’
Friday, April 20, 2018
A lack of progress on North Carolina students’ test scores is “frustrating,” state superintendent of schools Mark Johnson said recently. A nationwide evaluation of educational achievement in fourth- and eighth-graders found that scores largely remained stable between 2015 and 2017, but went down in some areas. Scores for poor students and
Judges won’t halt N Carolina county’s legislative elections
Monday, April 16, 2018
RALEIGH — North Carolina trial-court judges refused Friday to delay state legislative elections in and around Raleigh next month while litigation challenging several House districts continues. A three-judge panel declined to halt the May 8 primary for at least four Wake County House races because voting is already happening. The decision also likely
‘Two societies: one black, one white’
Thursday, April 12, 2018
On July 23, 1967, Detroit exploded in rioting. Five days later, 43 were dead, 7,200 had been arrested and $22 million worth of property had been destroyed. It was just the latest in a string of more than 100 disturbances that shook American cities during “the long, hot summers” of the mid-1960s. Before the embers cooled, President Lyndon
Judges: No delay for new N. Carolina congressional map
Thursday, January 18, 2018
RALEIGH — The judges who struck down North Carolina’s congressional map for excessive partisanship that favored Republicans refused Tuesday to delay their order telling GOP state lawmakers to draw new lines by next week. The denial by the three-judge federal panel was expected, given that the judges wrote 200-plus pages last week explaining why

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Dozens of NC prison workers debilitated since escape attempt

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for

NC teachers plan march and rally for legislature’s return

“I could choose to do anything else with $50.” But Anca Stefan, a high school

SECU Foundation provides grant for N.C. Freedom Park

RALEIGH – Representatives from the SECU Foundation Board of Directors and State