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An interview with Michael Stegman, a University of North Carolina professor, reveals the complexity underlying the shortage of affordable housing. If the housing problem is not dealt with, the Triangle’s prosperity will be its own undoing, as high housing costs prevent businesses from attracting the labor force they need.
A study by North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence (NCARRV) says that reports of hate crimes are increasing in North Carolina. The study reported that Durham and Orange counties were hot spots for violence against minorities and possible Klu Klux Klan activity. In response, the state plans to introduce a bill to make racial and ethnic intimidation a misdemeanor.
Duke University and Hospital are being sued by Betty Eldreth. Eldreth received unnecessary radiation and surgery based on results from an experimental procedure that was performed without her consent. The results indicated Eldreth had cancer, but she was found to not have cancer after the surgery and radiation were complete. Evidence suggests that the experimental procedure was used improperly and this was known some at Duke who failed to stop the practice. This has caused the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to look into allegations of fraud and conflict of interest in use of the test.