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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quotable: Harry Reid on the Republican opposition

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells the Huffington Post that his Democrats are in pretty good shape to hold the Senate in the fall elections. In Hawaii, Montana, Wisconsin and Massachusetts, the Democratic candidates have pulled ahead, Reid says. And then he added— "We feel comfortable in the Senate," said. "Where the problem is, is this: Because of the Citizens United decision, Karl Rove and the Republicans are looking forward to a breakfast the day after the election. They are going to assemble 17 angry old white men for breakfast, some of them will slobber in their food, some...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Howard Lee on Atkinson-Tedesco debate: "Two well-qualified candidates"

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Former state Sen. Howard Lee, a Democrat, who is also former chair of the N.C. Board of Education (also, former chair of the N.C. Utilities Commission and, back in the day, former mayor of Chapel Hill), moderated the debate today between DPI Superintendent June Atkinson, a Democrat seeking re-election, and John Tedesco, a Wake County school board member and the Republican nominee for DPI super. "We're fortunate to have two well-qualified candidates," Lee said. The debate, shown below, lasted 50 minutes, including Lee's introduction. This was at the N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools convention in Concord. Lee, not coincidentally,...

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Friday, July 20, 2012

(Updated) Will Utilities Commission crack Duke for sacking Bill Johnson?

Posted By on Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM

photo by Bob GearyOusted CEO Bill Johnson (right) with lawyer Wade Smith in foreground [Update, 3:50 pm: Phase one of the case is over. Chairman Finley announced that the Commission is following the evidence where it leads, and where it leads is a next phase that will be more "traditional" and "evidentiary." Meaning it's going to be long and hard-fought. Duke Energy's attorneys, up to and including former NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Burley Mitchell, have been complaining that they weren't allowed to cross-examine witnesses. Next phase, that will change. But so will the stakes. [Finley, in afternoon questioning, elicited...

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

(Update x 2) 2nd primary results: Tedesco wins; Gurley, Gardner beaten

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Watching the returns in runoff primaries. (That's right, today was the day. Were you among the 98 97 percent of registered voters who forgot?) Here's a link to the State Board of Elections' returns. [Update x 2: At 9:17 pm, with 87 percent of precincts in, on the Republican side John Tedesco is solidly ahead, Tony Gurley is far behind and Kenn Gardner looks like he's lost too. John Brooks is at 54% and looks to the the Democratic nominee for labor commissioner. Results here. [With three GOP runoffs for congressional seats out west, the Wake candidates needed to pile...

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Big Sparkcon news: It's moving. (To the Warehouse District.)

Posted By on Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM

This will be in the Indy tomorrow. (Look for a piece about the Visual Art Exchange.) But the VAE has a press release out, so no need to wait. I love Sparkcon. Moving it to the Warehouse District should make it even better — as a spark for the new downtown arts hub. And the fashion show in the Amphitheater will spark-le. If you don't know Sparkcon, it's all here on the website. It's September 13-16. This is from Sarah Powers at VAE: SPARKcon will be moving to the Warehouse District and the Raleigh Amphitheatre for 2012. Organizers are...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Corporations aren't people, Mitt: Meeting tonight in Raleigh (and Raleigh City Council is pro-amendment too)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Ah, Mitt. You know as well as anyone that the whole point of a corporation is to shield the people who run it from personal liability — while letting them reap the profits, of course. So, yes, there are people in corporations. And these people are entitled to their rights (free speech, political activity). They're just not entitled, or they shouldn't be, to exercise their rights from behind a corporate shield. So glad to get that off my chest. Now for the news. "Move to Amend" is meeting tonight, 6:30-8:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave....

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Amendment One no bar to local governments offering domestic partner benefits: UNC School of Gov't

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM

When there's a thorny legal question staring them in the face, local officials in North Carolina look to the UNC School of Government for guidance. It's not that UNC is the last word; the courts are. But it helps, when you're considering whether something's a good idea, to know that the experts at UNC are of the opinion that at least it's allowed by law. In that vein, the 34-page brief written by Diane Juffras, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government at the School of Government and a specialist in the areas of employment and employment discrimination law, will...

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Gov. Perdue on Andy Griffith's death: We've lost our favorite son. [The President offers his tribute too.]

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Gov. Perdue’s statement on Andy Griffith’s death at 86: “North Carolina has lost its favorite son. Andy Griffith graciously stepped into the living rooms of generations of Americans, always with the playful charm that made him the standard by which entertainers would be measured for decades. Throughout his career, he represented everything that was good about North Carolina: a small town boy and UNC graduate who took a light-hearted approach to some of the attributes he grew up with and turned them into a spectacularly successful career. And regardless of where that career took him, he always came back to...

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