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    Progressive Pulse: NC General Assembly can afford to go all-in to address COVID-19 harm

    Last Wednesday, the North Carolina General Assembly officially began its two-year session, with COVID-19 relief spending, a two-year state budget,...
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    Cardinal & Pine: ‘We Have to Act’: Biden Announces $1.9 Trillion Relief Package

    Last week, President-elect Joe Biden announced a two part, $1.9 trillion relief plan that aims to tackle the many crises...
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    Trump leaves White House as he came in: isolated and unpredictable

    It is foundational to our American democracy for a peaceful transition of power, and yet, the Trump administration has gone...
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    Failed Insurrection Disgusts All of Us

    Last Wednesday, a group of violent, armed Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to subvert democracy as Trump...
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    The Fayetteville Observer: Seven NC GOP lawmakers tried to block count of Electoral College votes

    Even after a mob of violent Trump supporters swarmed and entered the Capitol on Wednesday, a handful of Republican senators...
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    Cardinal & Pine: Hundreds of Domestic Terrorists Violently Storm Capitol Building in Attempted Coup Encouraged By Trump

    On Wednesday afternoon, a group of violent armed Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in an effort to subvert democracy as...
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    WRAL: NCGOP, elected leaders flout pandemic rules at ‘Victory Party’

    Last Saturday, as North Carolina broke a record with more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases, Republican party leaders ignored COVID-19...
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    The Supreme Court Rejects Texas’s Shameful Lawsuit

    On Friday, the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit backed by Trump to disenfranchise millions of voters in four states—Georgia, Michigan,...
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    The News & Observer: NC Labor commissioner says COVID-19 isn’t a workplace threat that requires safety rules

    The latest ruling by North Carolina Secretary of Labor Cherie Berry is yet another example -- in a line of...
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    The News & Observer: Families are struggling while billions sit unused in NC. Legislators are to blame

    Both federal and state unemployment, protections against evictions and other key stimulus programs are set to expire in the coming...
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      WRAL: New coalition on the left presses inequality issues during COVID-19 and beyond

      By Eleanore Wood | April 24, 2020

      By Travis Fain, WRAL statehouse reporter A new coalition of left-leaning groups came together over the last month and a half, and it’s pushing state leaders to address economic inequality as government responds to COVID-19, and longer term. The group, NC United for Survival & Beyond, lists some 200 organizations as members. Many are smaller grassroots operations,…

      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.…

      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…