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Roy Cooper officially became Governor-Elect of North Carolina on December 5, 2016. Over the next four years, citizens hope Cooper will take on the General Assembly, stand up for immigrants and refugees, support LGBTQ rights, make North Carolina government transparent, and pursue aggressive environmental policies.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 51, Jan 2017, p10-13, il, por Periodical Website
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28773
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Last week a Rolesville police officer was caught on camera throwing a high school student to the ground. Activists are now asking if North Carolina public schools need school resource officers.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 52, Jan 2017, p8-9, por Periodical Website
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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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On February 29, white Raleigh police officer Daniel Clay Twiddy shot and killed an African-American man named Akiel Denkins near the corner of Bragg and East streets in Southeast Raleigh. Events such as this have resulted in mistrust of the police department. Proposed policy changes will consider employing body cameras and establishing a community oversight board with the ability to investigate and subpoena the police.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 10, March 2016, p9-12, por Periodical Website
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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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North Carolina lawmakers will reconvene for a short-session on Monday. They will discuss House Bill Two, the state’s budget priorities, body-camera legislation, student assaults on teachers, renewable energy, public records and free speech.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 16, April 2016, p10-11, il 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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The North Carolina Senate passed its $22.2 billion budget on Friday, on a 26–13 party-line vote. Good things about the budget include a raise in teacher pay, elimination of the light rail funding cap, and reconsideration of historically black college and university tuition. Bad parts of the budget are cuts to low-income energy assistance, Jordan Lake clean-up, and education.
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