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Re: “At the Dawn of the Trump Era, Local Immigrant Groups Aim to Become a Potent Political Force

I hope they do become potent political forces, in their nations of legal citizenship.

Your presence in the US is so valuable to us? Imagine how valuable it would be to your countrymen in your nation of origin and legal citizenship.

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Posted by Screen name: on 01/18/2017 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Behind Prison Walls, North Carolina Inmates Are Training Service Dogsā€”Or Are the Dogs Training Them?

Great article!! Big B, one of the dogs that graduated at the first ceremony, is doing great. We've really bonded well together. He's settled into my life like he's always been here, and yet he's changed it drastically. He saves my life on a daily basis. I can't say enough good things about EENP or the ABLE trainers.
-Amanda Weekley, graduated among the first group with EENP

Posted by Amanda Spaugh Weekley on 01/14/2017 at 3:35 AM

Re: “After an Incident at Rolesville High, Activists Wonder if Schools Need Cops

"Powell has another idea. "I really wish Wake would experiment with taking officers out of the school and evaluate the same kind of data with officers out of schools," he says. "I think we might see a reduction in arrests and out-of-school suspensions. "

Yep and there would be an increase in 911 calls. It's very easy to say remove this, take this out and don't do this when you are not walking the halls with up to 3000 kids a day. And having 1 SRO on a campus the size of the high schools in Wake is a blessing. There's a lot of stuff these advocates and supporters don't see but want to rule on.

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Posted by Educate1` on 01/12/2017 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Good News: Roy Cooper Wants to Expand Medicaid. Bad News: It Might Be Illegal.

Just to clarify, basically the only people currently eligible for Medicaid in North Carolina are pregnant women, families with minor children, and individuals who are 65 and over, blind or found (by some very stringent criteria) to be disabled. In addition, the applicant must meet the income guidelines you refer to.

So if you're a person under 65 who is not disabled and doesn't have children, pretty much the only Medicaid coverage you can get is for birth control, even if you meet the income guidelines.

https://dma.ncdhhs.gov/medicaid/get-starte…

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Posted by Smilla on 01/11/2017 at 12:58 PM

Re: “On His Way Out, Pat McCrory Places Close Advisers on Key State Boards

Yolanda Stith could not be less qualified for this position. What a blatant political giveaway.

Posted by J.P. McPickleshitter on 01/11/2017 at 11:04 AM

Re: “On His Way Out, Pat McCrory Places Close Advisers on Key State Boards

FYI, you have the pictures of Lee Roberts and Andrew Heath switched.

Posted by Bob Coats on 01/06/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

@Twilight Zone - I would just like to correct you on one thing. There was ZERO progress made under One Term Pat. He actually set the state back a lot. You should hug someone today to alleviate some of that anger you have.

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Posted by Raleigh Guy on 01/05/2017 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Raise the Minimum Wage!

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Posted by Allen Kennedy on 01/05/2017 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Power certainly did not devolve to the people under McCrory and the NCGOP. The right wing was too busy undermining the US and State Constitution. The NCGA moved to enshrine itself forever without a public hearing or input. Roy Cooper must challenge Phil Berger and Tim Moore and the rest of the GOP cabal. They are kleptocrats who are supporting a boorish, uncouth autocrat who believes he can set policy with Tweets.

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Posted by cityfox on 01/04/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Are you familiar with the term "subset"? I know it's bourgeois fashion to forget this, but there are, in fact, others.

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Posted by JK 1 on 01/04/2017 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Guess I forgot that LGBTQ people and immigrants aren't working people.

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Posted by Paul Blest on 01/04/2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Left-liberals learn absolutely nothing. 1) The only meaningful priorities are the two LAST on your list. and 2) Exactly where on this list is the material welfare of working people? This has really become a completely worthless rag.

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Posted by JK 1 on 01/04/2017 at 3:27 PM

Re: “On His Way Out, Pat McCrory Places Close Advisers on Key State Boards

Thanks, Lewis. We've made a correction to the info graphic.

Posted by Susan Harper, INDY Publisher on 01/04/2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “The Human Relations Commission Issues a Scathing Report About the Durham County Detention Facility

The anonymous "Twilight Zone" Anti-American
wants to keep ['those'] people
in jail without trial and
(duhh...) "Cash is all ["these thugs"] have
from their drug deals
and drug dealing friends.
I say let 'them' stay in & rot."

Duhh; cash-flush drug dealers and their friends
can pay cash bail to get out; violent thugs have
high bail
for public safety reasons.

Bail was increased for non-violent misdemeanors
(not for "thugs"]:
to keep people in jail before trial, because
Anti-Americans didn't want "revolving doors" for
"subhuman" "animals"
("untermenchen" was the Nazi term for their racial minorities)

but

Not everyone jailed is guilty and
Not everyone guilty is jailed.

"the current system works to keep defendants in jail
solely because they cannot afford their cash bond,"
the report reads. "Even just a few days of incarceration
or pre-trial detention can have severe consequences, such as
job loss and eviction..."

which forces the innocent to plead guilty to get out of that "sh!t-hole"*
& punishes the innocent who refuse to plead guilty.

*"No Pity" (another anonymous Anti-American" called jail
a filthy "sh!t-hole" & every cell I was in (about a dozen)
had no toilet paper, & all had sh!t on the walls
between the bed & the toilet
and an inmate who complained about it was beaten bloody,
and (as a complainer) jailers were told to
"give him the special treatment" & after I complained,
(group punishment) I was locked in a cell with 6 others
who had no breakfast of lunch and told "no dinner either,
because of him" (no food or drink for more than 24 hours (except
water from the back of the toilets where other inmates wash their socks
and underwear and literally "sh!tty" hands) and
the guards set up a
little gladiator contest for their sadistic amusement
as a little 'going away party' after the Judge ordered me released;

inmates STILL complain about no toilet paper,
and fecal contaminated water & food-handling surfaces including trays
is a public health hazard.

I was in there, by the way, because, with paramedic training, I intervened
gently, but firmly, when a guy with a Lexus was strangling a woman: lifted
her off her feet by her neck, shaking her; could've killed her.

I was summoned as a witness in her case against him and
he said I assaulted him
(even the cop had refused to arrest me when he saw the bruises on my neck
from the strangler who had a LONG list of assaults on women and drug charges)
The thug with the Lexus had money; he didn't go to jail;
I did;

Anonymous Anti-American idiots/neo-Nazis like "No Pity" and "Twilight Zone"
need to read the Constitution and get a clue.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 01/04/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “The Human Relations Commission Issues a Scathing Report About the Durham County Detention Facility

Cash makes it harder for these thugs to get back out on the street to commit more crimes. You think they have good checks or a great credit card? Cash is all they have from their drug deals and drug dealing friends. I say let them stay in and rot.

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Posted by Twilight Zone on 01/04/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

What the hell is wrong with you losers? This list is so wrong. You really want " immigrants and refugees"
here in our State? "Go on the offensive on LGBTQ rights"? What about the rights of EVERY person who lives and works in this State? LGBTQ's have the same rights as every other North Carolinian and American. Why do they needs special rights? They are NOT special.
You are ALL a bunch of idiots with IQ's of a dogs butt hole. Get a life or get the hell out of America.
And I agree with Mike Moore. Cooper is Bev in pants. He is already appointing people from Perdue's failed administration. We will be going backwards in time and all progress made in the last 4 years will be wiped out. Mark my word, we will be back in the red in no time flat.

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Posted by Twilight Zone on 01/04/2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

Good stuff, Paul! Thanks for laying it out (and especially thanks for that great graphic!).

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Posted by Jerry Wayne Williamson on 01/04/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “On His Way Out, Pat McCrory Places Close Advisers on Key State Boards

FYI, I don't think the picture you have of Bob Stephens is the same Bob Stephens that recently served as McRory's chief counsel. Might want to double check that.

Posted by Lewis Lamar on 01/04/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

In the five there was nothing about re committing to education, the advancement of policy to improve our economy and does not address the growing rural /urban divide.

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Posted by Pete Glidewell on 01/04/2017 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Five Things We Want to See from New Governor Roy Cooper

"progressives shouldn't forget that it was with their help that a Democrat was elected governor"

Progressives were consistently trounced all around the country this election. Cooper ran about the most moderate campaign a 2016 Democrat could possibly run. Progressives should focus on ending the super-majority so that local governments can institute progressive policies without being shut down by the legislature.

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Posted by Alex Dunham on 01/04/2017 at 10:24 AM

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