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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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Carrboro’s Steel String Brewery recently collaborated with Saxapahaw’s Haw River Farmhouse Ales in 2013 to create a dill-flavored, gose-style beer called Picklemania. Steel String now produces the bulk of it, releasing the beer every few months from its Carrboro taproom. The beer label features a sketch of head brewer Will Isley and his family dog.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 25, June 2016, p20, il Periodical Website
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In February, judges decided that North Carolina had impermissibly racially gerrymandered its congressional districts. The General Assembly postponed the state's congressional primary to June 7 and eliminated runoff elections. Candidates spent a lot of money in the primary, with Republican Patrick McHenry spending the most at about one-hundred dollars per vote.
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Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former mayor of Charlotte, spoke at the Raleigh Convention Center for a forum hosted by WakeUp Wake County. Foxx emphasized that Wake’s transit plan will be crucial to managing growth in the region. He also praised the county for its motto promoting an all-inclusive community.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 25, June 2016, p6, il Periodical Website
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Raleigh has proposed the Penny for Housing tax, a progressive tax that helps people in low-income communities to access affordable housing that they're being priced out of. The city's goal is to prevent further concentrations of minority and low-income people and subsidized housing by collecting additional property taxes.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 25, June 2016, p8-9, il Periodical Website
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Despite downtown Durham’s thriving retail scene, the recent closure of wine shop Cave Taureau highlights underlying anxieties. Business are losing sales as problems with downtown parking escalate.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 25, June 2016, p16-17, il Periodical Website
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