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    200,000 NC residents have filed for unemployment benefits. Here’s how to apply.

    200,000 NC residents have filed for unemployment benefits. Here’s how to apply.

    Since March 16, North Carolina Division of Employment Security has reported over  200,000 new unemployment claims, of which applicants have...
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    North Carolina ranked among the bottom 10 states for Census response, researchers say

    North Carolina ranked among the bottom 10 states for Census response, researchers say

    According to research by Carolina Demography, a research group affiliated with UNC-Chapel Hill, in the first 12 days that the...
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    Area hospitals seek donated protective gear, medical supplies amid pandemic. Here’s how to help.

    Area hospitals seek donated protective gear, medical supplies amid pandemic. Here’s how to help.

    As coronavirus cases continue to surge across the nation, hospitals in every state are dealing with the stressful demand to...
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    Senate passes ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’

    Senate passes ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’

    A second coronavirus emergency aid package came into law last week, named the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The latest...
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    Appalachian Voices: NC groups call for prohibition of all utility shut-offs in state due to covid-19

    Appalachian Voices: NC groups call for prohibition of all utility shut-offs in state due to covid-19

    Over 30 North Carolina organizations are calling for the suspension of all utility shut-offs across the state during the coronavirus...
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    Sen. Richard Burr Sold a Fortune in Stocks as G.O.P. Played Down Coronavirus Threat

    Sen. Richard Burr Sold a Fortune in Stocks as G.O.P. Played Down Coronavirus Threat

    In mid-February, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, sold almost $1.7 million in stocks, including hotels chains, after receiving daily classified...
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    NC United for Survival & Beyond calls for needed protection of vulnerable populations during the outbreak

    NC United for Survival & Beyond calls for needed protection of vulnerable populations during the outbreak

    Yesterday, 10 demands were expressed during a press conference hosted by over 60 North Carolina organizations in a coalition effort...
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    The time to fix NC’s broken unemployment insurance system is right now

    The time to fix NC’s broken unemployment insurance system is right now

    North Carolina’s Former Gov. Pat McCroy passed unemployment insurance reforms in 2013  with an objective to reduce unemployment taxes on...
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    Lt. Governor Dan Forest works to undermine the Governor as coronavirus continues to spread through NC

    Lt. Governor Dan Forest works to undermine the Governor as coronavirus continues to spread through NC

    In an effort to lower transmission of COVID-19, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced a shut down of in-house seating...
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    Need food during your coronavirus quarantine? NC farmers want to provide it.

    Need food during your coronavirus quarantine? NC farmers want to provide it.

    North Carolina farmers in several counties across the state are providing communities with access to fresh produce in the wake...
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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

      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…