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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Womble bill would compensate eugenics victims

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

State Rep. Larry Womble, D-Forsyth, a long-time advocate for North Carolinians who were involuntarily sterilized under the state's eugenics program, introduced legislation today that would set up a $10 million fund to compensate those victims. The Governor's Eugenics Task Force recommended that the victims receive a lump-sum, tax-free amount of $50,000 each. So far, 132 people have been verified; 118 of them are living. Between 1929 and 1974, the State of North Carolina sterilized an estimated 7,600 men, women and children. Even after most states ended their programs after World War II, the N.C. Eugenics Board continued to approve sterilizations...

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Monday, May 7, 2012

State elections board clears Durham Partnership for Progress

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM

The N.C. Board of Elections has ruled that the mailers produced by the Durham Partnership for Progress were not coordinated with any candidates supported by the local SuperPAC. As the Indy reported last week, several complaints had been filed with the Durham Board of Elections, which forwarded them to the state level, alleging that the Partnership was working in concert with Durham commissioner candidates Michael Page, Brenda Howerton, Joe Bowser and Rickey Padgett. The Partnership has received more than $54,000 from Southern Durham Development, which is supporting the four candidates because of their stance on the 751 South project. The...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Woodard: Election paperwork was sent, but not received

Posted By on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Mike WoodardDurham City Councilman Mike Woodard, a candidate for N.C. Senate District 22, responded today to claims from competitor Kerry Sutton that he has not filed appropriate forms with the N.C. Ethics Commission and State Board of Elections. Woodard says he learned Friday that the stack of forms he says he sent Feb. 22, within the required 10-day period, had not been received by those offices. "I mailed them. They didn't receive them. It's my responsibility to get them in, and I'm going to take care of that today," Woodard said. The commission needs a Statement of Economic Interest and...

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