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Spring Lake mayor, Chris Rey, is running for the position of U.S. Senator from North Carolina. Were he to win, he would be the first black senator from the state. This article discusses Rey’s background, the history of black men running for office in North Carolina, and the state of the current election.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 5, February 2016, p12-14, il, por Periodical Website
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On February 2, representatives of the John Locke Foundation proposed a state-based REINS (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny) Act. The law would block North Carolina agencies from enacting major administrative rules and require the General Assembly to sign off on executive actions before they’re implemented. They hope for a regulatory process that is more transparent and accountable to citizens.
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Adrian Lindsey was a longtime bartender at the fancy Main Street restaurant Revolution, but now serves at Nana’s in Durham. Lindsey, a Winston-Salem native, has seen Durham’s evolution both from a distance and from behind a bar, for better and for worse. He also says that cocktail trends are forever changing and laments the current popularity of frozen drinks.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 12, March 2016, p20-21, por Periodical Website
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Last Wednesday, Governor McCrory signed a law ending the ability of cities to create their own nondiscrimination measures, eliminating workplace-discrimination lawsuits, forbidding local governments from raising the minimum wage, and codifying anti-LGBT animus into state law. McCrory’s office dispatched a press release in response to backlash. However, it appears that most of the items in the release are false of half-truths.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 13, March 2016, p8-10 Periodical Website
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For a decade, the Carolina Railhawks have been plagued by mismanagement and scandal. New owner Steve Malik is optimistic and wants to prove his team is here to stay. Given soccer’s rising popularity, Malik is thinking of moving the soccer franchise from Cary to the Triangle.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 14, April 2016, p12-15, il, por Periodical Website
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Governor Pat McCrory nominated Anne Faircloth to serve as a farming representative on the North Carolina State Board of Agriculture. Anne is the daughter of former hog farmer and U.S. Senator Lauch Faircloth. She is best known in political circles for her extensive donations to Republicans.
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A large crowd attended a public meeting last Thursday in southeast Raleigh. The meeting was about planned updates to the city’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan for population growth and development. Many residents fear that the character of the city is changing immensely.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 18, May 2016, p6, il Periodical Website
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A heroin epidemic has arisen in North Carolina and across the nation. Associated problems are HIV and hepatitis C spread by the sharing of needles. Now there are needle-exchange programs to protect addicts from infectious diseases and offer support to help them get clean.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 19, May 2016, p10, il Periodical Website
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HB 1086, the Refugee Resettlement Act, would allow local governments to request a moratorium on new refugees by passing a simple resolution stating that resettling refugees into their area would be bad. That request would then be forwarded to the North Carolina Refugee Assistance Program and federal level.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 20, May 2016, p6-7 Periodical Website
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As the debate between Charlotte and the General Assembly over transgender rights continues, neither side has seemed interested in ceding any ground on an issue that's sure to shape the next election. That all changed last week, however, when the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce publicly encouraged the city council repeal its nondiscrimination ordinance as an olive branch to the General Assembly.
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At the North Carolina Democratic convention and annual fundraising dinner in Raleigh, party leaders talked hopefully about uniting supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, tying McCrory and the Republicans to Donald Trump, and breaking the Republican's super majority in the state House of Representatives.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 24, June 2016, p10, il Periodical Website
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The federal H-2A program enables North Carolina farmers to bring in foreign laborers for seasonal work through the Farm Labor Organization Committee. But migrant workers, such as those working at the Jackson Farming Company in Autryville, face unsafe working and housing conditions, wage theft, discrimination, and sexual abuse. Workers filed a lawsuit against Jackson farm, an unusual step taken by workers in the program.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 25, June 2016, p10-14, il Periodical Website
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The North Carolina Senate proposed a constitutional amendment that would cap the state’s income tax rate at 5.5 percent. If it is approved, the state will have to look for other revenue sources or cut public services whenever it needs money. One revenue stream would be a sales tax increase, which would hit lower-income families the hardest.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 25, June 2016, p7, il Periodical Website
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On Sunday, the Raleigh-based Sigmon Law Firm filed an amicus brief in the American Civil Liberties Union’s case against North Carolina over House Bill 2. The brief, whose signatories include school administrators from across the country, recounts administrators’ experiences with transgender students and makes the case that North Carolina lawmakers' concerns aren't rooted in reality.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 26, June 2016, p6-7 Periodical Website
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North Carolina lawmakers met for a short session focused on the state’s sales tax, House Bill 2, public education, police accountability, and clean water supplies. These have been hot-pressing issues and controversial topics of debate over the last few months.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 27, July 2016, p10-13, il Periodical Website
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