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What’s Standing Between Rural North Carolina and Reliable Internet Service?

The answer: big telecoms and the legislators who do their bidding

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The U.S. Department of Labor Hits a State Senator’s Farm with a Conspicuously Small Fine

Senator Brent Jackson, whose farm is being sued by seven of its guest workers, has to pay an average of $103.81 to twenty-one employees. The reason is unclear.

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N.C. Muslims Could Be Decisive in a Close Election. So What Do They Think About 2016?

In Wake County, they’re scared of Donald Trump—but not altogether sold on Hillary Clinton

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RIP Paul Luebke, a Progressive Icon

For forty years, the academic, author, and lawmaker was on the front lines of social justice.

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Watchdogs Say Hurricane Matthew Flooded a Duke Power Plant, Which Spewed Toxic Coal Ash into the Neuse River

Duke Energy has said only a small amount of ash leaked out. The advocates aren’t buying it.

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Charlotte Rising: The Night I Got Pepper-Sprayed in the Queen City

Another black men dead. Another city on edge. How long before it happens here?

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How Much Has HB 2 Cost North Carolina? As Much as $395 Million—and Counting.

Of that, $160 million comes from lost sporting events alone

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After a Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions, State Republicans Try to Circumvent the Decision

The state party instructed local GOP elections officials to limit early voting as much as possible.

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Meet the New PAC That Will Be Clogging Your TV with Anti-Josh Stein Ads This Fall

Carolinians for Freedom, a front group set up by the Republican Attorneys General Association, has little to do with Carolina.

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There Are Only About 40 Red Wolves Left in the Wild. Soon, There Could Be None.

Advocates say the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission wants the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to end a program that protects them

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North Carolina Tried to Defend HB 2 in Federal Court. It Didn’t Go Well.

Governor McCrory’s lawyer said the law is constitutional because it isn’t enforced. No, really.

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A Former Prisoner Sues North Carolina for Violating His First Amendment Rights

The Raleigh man says the state illegally blocked access to a Maoist newsletter

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Can N.C. Farmers Mistreat Their Guest Workers with Impunity?

A lawsuit involving a state senator’s farm raises troubling questions

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With Donald Trump Leading the GOP, N.C. Dems See an Opening

The plan is to tie Trump to the NCGOP. But will that be enough?

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The House Wants to Turn Over Struggling Schools to Charter Operators

These operators can be for-profit or nonprofit. But they cannot be the Department of Public Instruction.

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Will Lawmakers Bolster a Program That Sends Tax Dollars to Religious Schools?

The state’s voucher fund may soon be ten times as big, and many of its recipients openly discriminate against LGBTQ students

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The Quiet Battle for the N.C. Supreme Court Matters More Than You Think

Vouchers, HB 2, control of the General Assembly—they’re all up for grabs in an election you probably didn’t know was happening

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Will New FDA Regs Make N.C.’s Vaping Industry Go Up in Smoke?

Critics say the rules are a gift to Big Tobacco

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A GOP Lawmaker Wants to Legalize Needle Exchanges for Heroin Addicts

As evidence mounts that these programs work, conservative opposition melts away

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The Legislature’s Back in Session. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

What will they screw up next?

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Pay to play is alive and well in NC...only time voters matter is at election...Then the lies begin.

by Tony Dockery on What’s Standing Between Rural North Carolina and Reliable Internet Service? (North Carolina)

Jackson is just another republican creep who likes his slave labor...I am not surprised by this....This is how they govern......The …

by Tony Dockery on The U.S. Department of Labor Hits a State Senator’s Farm with a Conspicuously Small Fine (North Carolina)

Who are Jackson Farming Company's customers? Seems like this is the only place to apply pressure.

by Donald Chartier on The U.S. Department of Labor Hits a State Senator’s Farm with a Conspicuously Small Fine (North Carolina)

I know how many feel. I live between Benson and Highway 210. The only internet available, except satellite, is CenturyLink. …

by Kitty Hegemann 1 on What’s Standing Between Rural North Carolina and Reliable Internet Service? (North Carolina)

Missed Dr. LUEBKE today at UNC. I know he would have introduced the President of the United States as they …

by bethlalonde@yahoo.com on RIP Paul Luebke, a Progressive Icon (North Carolina)

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Pay to play is alive and well in NC...only time voters matter is at election...Then the lies begin.

by Tony Dockery on What’s Standing Between Rural North Carolina and Reliable Internet Service? (North Carolina)

Jackson is just another republican creep who likes his slave labor...I am not surprised by this....This is how they govern......The …

by Tony Dockery on The U.S. Department of Labor Hits a State Senator’s Farm with a Conspicuously Small Fine (North Carolina)

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