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38208
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In addition to convincing loved ones to accept him as a gay man, Ray Warren was convincing voters to not let his sexual orientation end their support. What made becoming the first Republican elected official to publicly declare homosexuality possible is chronicled in his life journey. It has contained challenges common to coming out, with overcoming the challenges also made his marriage to another man and embracing the Episcopal faith tradition possible.
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27226
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House Bill 2 has placed North Carolina at the center of the nation’s culture wars triggering lawsuits, demonstrations, boycotts, and intense controversy. The law's most debated section assigns bathroom access in public buildings according to the biological sex listed on the user's birth certificate. The new law is based on an effort to prevent local governments from becoming too proactive, maintain Republican control of state government, and push against legal transgender equality.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 28, July 2016, p10-21, por Periodical Website
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27236
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Donald Trump was nominated for the presidency of the United States at the Republican National Convention. North Carolina GOP leaders pushed for unity, but the delegation was deeply fractured.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 30, July 2016, p10-15, il, por Periodical Website
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28146
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John Verdejo is delegate who is representing North Carolina's 13th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention. Verdejo speaks about his background and why he is excited about Barack Obama’s potential presidency. Verdejo is a Latino who represents an emerging generation of political activists who grew up under Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. and witnessed cuts in domestic programs and widening economic disparities. Verdejo also takes to heart the community-empowerment message at the root of Obama's success and Verdejo represents many who are excited by Obama’s campaign.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 36, September 2008, p5-11 Periodical Website
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28147
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Nick Ochsner is a young-college student who will not be voting for Obama in the coming election like many of his peers. Ochsner is active in politics and is one of many Republicans attending the Republican National Convention this week. Currently the president of Elon University’s College Republicans, Ochsner is also running Jack Sawyer’s campaign for N.C. Secretary of State.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 36, September 2008, pOnline Periodical Website
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28153
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One of President Barack Obama’c campaign advisors John Verdejo describes his reaction to Obama’s victory in 2008 presidential election. Verdejo was one of North Carolina’s three whips at the Democratic National Convention. Verdejo describes how Obama is a role model for young people and how he gives everyone hope, especially African-Americans.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 45, November 2008, p5 Periodical Website
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5009
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The H-2A Program was started by the federal government after World War II and allows farmers to temporarily use foreign workers when local labor is short. However, little official oversight of the program has fostered abuses of foreign labor. Yeoman reports on these, including low wages, poor housing, farmer control of personal mail and shopping trips, and not hiring American workers even when they are available.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 18 Issue 10, Mar 2001, p20-15, il Periodical Website
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In 1998, when Bill Holman, a former environmental lobbyist, was named assistant secretary for environmental protection in the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, conservationists were delighted, and many business leaders were not. While a number of measures were passed in the 1998 General Assembly, including reducing nitrogen dumping in the Neuse River, time constraints of Holman's job limited action on other matters, like urban sprawl.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 4, Jan 1999, p13-17, il, por Periodical Website
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3865
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Carolina Solite in Stanly County is the biggest burner of hazardous waste in the state. Residents in nearby Aquadale fear that plant pollution may cause health problems. A recent investigation by THE INDEPENDENT reveals that residents may be receiving unhealthy pollutant exposure and that state agencies have been easy in enforcing environmental laws.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 44, Nov 1998, p18-23, il Periodical Website
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3504
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The population of Holly Springs in Wake County changed from mostly black in 1990 to mostly white in 1997, due to an influx of business transplants. While welcoming new growth, old-time residents fear what it might do to the community's local flavor.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 15 Issue 37, Sept 1997, p13-19, il Periodical Website
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2439
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Legislators serving the Research Triangle Area in the 1995 General Assembly had widely differing opinions when voting on topics like concealed weapons, parental consent for abortion, paramilitary groups, prisons, and pollution control.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 32, Aug 1995, p10-11 Periodical Website
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2554
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A sculpture by Thomas Sayre depicting a bullet's path on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill creates controversy over what public art should be and the nature of artistic expression.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 41, Oct 1995, p11-13, il Periodical Website
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When Burroughs Wellcome was bought out by Glaxo in March, 1995, it left many employees of the pharmaceutical company in doubt about their future. For example, over 1,000 jobs at the Greenville plant could be moved or eliminated.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 36, Sept 1995, p11-13,15, il Periodical Website
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28466
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The recent merger between Glaxo and Burroughs Welcome will see hundreds of workers lose their jobs and has caused uncertainty, fear, and resentment within the new Glaxo Welcome. The unique culture of the Burroughs Welcome workplace is gone and the threat of being laid off has affected many workers’ home lives and relationships. The new Glaxo Welcome is trying to provide services to their workers to lessen anxiety, but another round of cuts will likely happen within the next two years.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 36, September 1995, p11-15 Periodical Website
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28464
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The North Carolina General Assembly is a place where women often feel demeaned by men’s comments and physical advances. Women discuss how they have been treated by politicians and how they sometimes fear that their careers will be ruined if they complain about sexual harassment. Others discuss the importance of remaining professional and with professionalism comes respect. Specific incidents involving North Carolina politicians Rep. Billy Creech, Rep. Ken Miller, Rep. Zeno Edwards, Rep. Leo Daughtry, and Rep. Michael Decker.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 33, August 1995, p9 Periodical Website