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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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      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,…

      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…


      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…