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    Charlotte Business Journal: Duke Energy Carolinas, critics continue to quarrel over coal-ash costs

    On Friday, North Carolina regulators wrapped up hearings on Duke Energy Carolinas’ proposed rate hikes on its customers. Duke Energy...
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    Trump Encourages People in North Carolina to Vote Twice, Which Is Illegal

    In yet another act to spread misinformation, Trump told North Carolina residents on Wednesday to attempt to illegally vote twice...
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    NC Attorney General calls for investigation into US postmaster for alleged campaign contribution fraud

    North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is calling for an investigation into Trump’s U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, following a...
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    N.C. Policy Watch: GOP COVID-19 relief bill fails to help people in need

    On Friday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed a $1 billion coronavirus relief bill into law. The COVID-19 relief bill...
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    Ex-lawmaker David Lewis becomes the state’s latest prominent Republican to be a convicted felon

    Last week, a federal judge accepted the guilty plea of former State Rep. David Lewis who funneled campaign dollars to...
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    As Trump Downplayed Coronavirus, His Task Force Warned Of ‘Red Zone’ States Like NC

    New White House documents released today show that in June, top Trump administration officials privately warned seven states about dangerous...
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    Cardinal & Pine: Federal Crimes Took David Lewis Down. But Voter Suppression Is What He’ll Be Remembered For.

    Last week, North Carolina State Rep. David Lewis resigned moments before being charged with two federal crimes. Lewis, the chairman...
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    As US postmaster testifies to Congress, states sue over mail delays

    Six states, including North Carolina, sued the Postal Service and the U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Friday, alleging that...
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    Cardinal & Pine: Ahead of RNC, Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID Have a Message: We Blame Trump

    Amid the Republican National Convention taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina this week, mourners across the nation joined in for...
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    After fourth COVID-19 cluster students, prominent faculty and medical experts call for UNC-Chapel Hill to go online

    Just a month ago, current and former faculty from across the UNC system sent a letter to top UNC System...
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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…