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    2019 was the worst year for rural hospital closures this decade, a new report finds

    2019 was the worst year for rural hospital closures this decade, a new report finds

    According to a new report from the Chartis Center for Rural Health, 19 rural hospitals closed across America in 2019....
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    ECU trustees: Speaker Tim Moore seeking chancellor’s post

    ECU trustees: Speaker Tim Moore seeking chancellor’s post

    Two members of the ECU Board of Trustees have confirmed North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore’s interest in seeking the...
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    News & Observer: Another court blocks NC voter ID law, citing ‘racially discriminatory intent’

    News & Observer: Another court blocks NC voter ID law, citing ‘racially discriminatory intent’

    On Tuesday, a North Carolina Court of Appeals blocked the NC voter photo ID law, saying that the law was...
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    Group says NC must take ‘immediate action’ to provide students a sound basic education

    Group says NC must take ‘immediate action’ to provide students a sound basic education

    With the recent decision in the Leandro case, an advocate group says NC must take ‘immediate action’ to meet the...
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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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    WRAL: Immigrants and city leaders speak out against ICE arrests, family separations

    WRAL: Immigrants and city leaders speak out against ICE arrests, family separations

    On Monday, city leaders from Raleigh and Durham spoke out against recent ICE arrests in North Carolina. Joined with several...
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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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      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

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      Meet Dale, a Republican county commissioner who talks about the need for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina.

      MEDIA HITS

      Star News: Educators urge Gov. Cooper to veto pay raise bill

      By Eleanore Wood | November 8, 2019

      From Star News By Joey ChandlerPosted Nov 7, 2019 at 6:21 PM    From Star News Online If passed, North Carolina teachers would receive a 3.9 percent raise over two years and not the governor’s proposed nine percent. Cars zoomed past the corner of Shipyard Blvd and 41st Street while Hoggard High School chemistry teacher Amanda White spoke from behind a podium…

      WECT News 6: Teachers say they’re unhappy with current state of pay raise bill

      By Eleanore Wood | November 8, 2019

      From WECT News 6 By Bryant Reed| November 7, 2019 at 6:55 PM EST – Updated November 7 at 9:08 PM WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Local teachers and state representative Harper Peterson joined forces Thursday to call on Governor Roy Cooper to veto a spending bill that would increase their pay. Though vetoing a bill to give…

      WAYY News 3: TEACHERS PROTEST GOP-PROPOSED PAY INCREASE

      By Eleanore Wood | November 8, 2019

      From WAYY News 3 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Teachers in our area and across the state are asking Governor Roy Cooper to veto a pay raise put forward by Republican lawmakers. A news conference was held outside of Hoggard High School Thursday afternoon. Governor Cooper’s original budget proposal included an average nine percent raise for…

      WXII – Protesters demand Senator Burr explain his actions revealed in Mueller report.

      By Eleanore Wood | April 25, 2019

      Residents in the Triad were disturbed to find out that Senator Richard Burr, according to the Mueller Report, had leaked information about the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the White House directly.  His only response was to say he didn’t remember doing it. The people of North Carolina want Burr to…

      The Winston Salem Journal – Protesters target U.S. Sen. Richard Burr for his reported role in briefing the White House about FBI’s election probe

      By Eleanore Wood | April 24, 2019

      According to the Mueller report Richard Burr corresponded with the White House about the Russia probes, and the White House counsel’s office “appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation,” the special counsel report said. Now Senator Burr claims he has no memory of this conversation. Concerned citizens in Winston-Salem are…