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    WRAL: North Carolina Facebook page is ‘disinformation campaign,’ experts say

    WRAL: North Carolina Facebook page is ‘disinformation campaign,’ experts say

    According to media experts, a Facebook page, called “North Carolina Breaking News”, that reportedly shares breaking news, is a hub...
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    Duke Energy still seeks rate hikes even as profits are up

    Duke Energy still seeks rate hikes even as profits are up

    Duke Energy turned a profit of $660 million for the last three months of 2019, up 42% from a year...
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    NC Senate leader Phil Berger made $80,000 selling his house to a lobbyist

    NC Senate leader Phil Berger made $80,000 selling his house to a lobbyist

    Long-time government watchdog Bob Hall, filed a complaint last week with the General Assembly’s Legislative Ethics Commission, alleging that NC...
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    Judge voids UNC’s shady settlement over confederate statue

    Judge voids UNC’s shady settlement over confederate statue

    Last week was a win for UNC students, faculty and alumni as a state judge vacated the UNC settlement over...
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    Crisis at a Durham public housing complex reflects neglect and calls for change

    Crisis at a Durham public housing complex reflects neglect and calls for change

    Friday, residents of McDougald Terrace are set to go home after more than a month in hotels. The Durham Housing...
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    News & Observer: One ECU trustee resigns, another is censured after they meddled in student election

    News & Observer: One ECU trustee resigns, another is censured after they meddled in student election

    One member of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees abruptly resigned and another was censured during a hearing before...
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    NC Policy Watch: Duke Energy says it will fully excavate coal ash from unlined ponds, but that won’t fix the legacy of contamination

    NC Policy Watch: Duke Energy says it will fully excavate coal ash from unlined ponds, but that won’t fix the legacy of contamination

    For the next two weeks, the NC Department of Environmental Quality is hosting six coal ash cleanup public meetings across...
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    NC Policy Watch: Leandro funding recommendations: Much lower than reported, readily affordable

    NC Policy Watch: Leandro funding recommendations: Much lower than reported, readily affordable

    During the last meeting of the Governor’s Commission on Access to Sound Basic Education, WestEd’s “Leandro report” authors provided additional...
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    Trump Touts Economy, Blasts ‘Failed Impeachment Hoax’ In Charlotte Speech

    Trump Touts Economy, Blasts ‘Failed Impeachment Hoax’ In Charlotte Speech

    On the heels of the impeachment acquittal, Trump visited Charlotte’s Central Piedmont Community College for the North Carolina Opportunity Now...
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    Staggering levels of forever chemicals found in Cape River Basin

    Staggering levels of forever chemicals found in Cape River Basin

    A water sample taken from the Sanford sewage treatment plant that discharges into the Deep River, revealed a shocking concentration...
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      ISSUES

      • Education

        No matter what we look like or where we live, we all want our children to have a quality education.

      • Healthcare

        Everyone should be able to get the care we need without breaking the bank.

      • Environment

        Old, young, white, black, or brown -- we should all be able to have safe water to drink and clean air to breathe.

      • Democracy

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      • Economy

        Certain politicians and their greedy lobbyists hurt everyone by handing kickbacks to the rich at the expense of everyone else.

      • Reproductive Rights

        The right to safe and legal abortion is a fundamental human right.

      • Immigration

        The immigration experience should be one of moving from a familiar home to an uncertain future based on hope and opportunity.

      • Politics As Usual

        We must hold leaders accountable to the people in order to assure that our elected officials are working for us.

      TELLING STORIES OF EVERYDAY PEOPLE

      Meet Aron, a Graham County beekeeper speaking about the challenges of owning a small business in a rural county.
      Meet Dale, a Republican county commissioner who talks about the need for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

      MEDIA HITS

      The Sanford Herald: Teacher By Day / EMT By Night: Politicians put health of schools at risk

      By Alanna Joyner | January 28, 2020

      From The Sanford Herald: Like countless N.C. educators, I’m forced to work a second job to make ends meet. Unlike most of my colleagues, my second job isn’t retail, it’s saving lives.Every Friday after I finish grading coursework, I head to my weekend job as an EMT/firefighter in Harnett County and pull 12-hour shifts. Working…

      Amanda Smith: State putting the squeeze on teachers

      By Alanna Joyner | January 22, 2020

       From The Daily Reflector: It’s certainly not unusual for teachers to stay in their classrooms long after school ends to grade papers and plan for upcoming lessons. It’s part of the job I expected when I became a teacher. But something I didn’t expect was having to work a second job to make ends meet…

      Fox 46: Teachers protest decision not to increase their pay

      By Eleanore Wood | January 16, 2020

      From Fox 46 Charlotte: NC teachers protest for pay raises North Carolina teachers are protesting because they are not getting a pay raise per lawmakers in Raleigh. Teachers in Charlotte protested Wednesday because they’re not getting pay raises from the state of North Carolina. Lawmakers failed to override Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of pay raises.

      Tessa Pendley: Why teachers blame the GOP legislature for no pay raise before the holidays

      By Eleanore Wood | December 29, 2019

      Union Hill Elementary School teacher Tessa Pendley speaks out about the budget and the lack of any compromise from GOP leaders in North Carolina’s legislature. From The Greensboro News & Record North Carolina educators don’t have much to be thankful for this holiday season when it comes to the latest meager “raises” offered up by legislative…

      A math teacher does the math on NC teacher pay

      By Eleanore Wood | December 27, 2019

      Wake County math teacher Celia Rowland sets the record straight on teacher pay in North Carolina. From The News & Observer $66,267. No, that is definitely not my salary as a teacher. It’s the total amount I have “lost” from the state thanks to a decade of pay freezes, the loss of longevity pay, and the step…

      WBTV 3: NC teachers back governor’s choice to veto pay-raise bills

      By Eleanore Wood | November 15, 2019

      Educators support Gov. Cooper’s veto of the GOP’s latest paltry pay plan for public school educators and urge Democratic lawmakers to continue standing up for public education by sustaining the governor’s veto and stopping Republican leaders from giving away another billion dollars in corporate tax cuts. From WBTV 3: He vetoed bills offering pay increases,…