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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Cookie monsters: Gov. McCrory, Blanche Taylor Moore

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Sometimes a plate of cookies is not a plate of cookies, Gov. McCrory. Ask Blanche Taylor Moore. There was plenty of outrage over McCrory's hollow—and sexist—gesture of handing a plate of cookies to women who were protesting in Raleigh over his signing of the abortion bill. But the Guv was only continuing a tradition of North Carolinians who hide agendas among the chocolate chips. Alamance County killer Blanche Taylor Moore was convicted of the 1986 murderer of her boyfriend by slipping arsenic into his food, including cookies. She was sentenced to death in 1991 and remains on death row. She...

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Headliner Big Boi cancels Hopscotch date

Posted By on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Atlanta hip-hop star Big Boi, who was scheduled to headline a Sept. 6 show at Raleigh's City Plaza as part of the Hopscotch Music Festival, will no longer perform as part of the festival, Hopscotch co-directors Greg Lowenhagen and Grayson Currin confirmed Friday afternoon. [Disclosure: Currin is also music editor of INDY Week, which no longer owns Hopscotch. Since last fall, the festival has been owned by Carolina Independent Publications. CIP retained ownership of the festival after it sold the INDY to ZM Indy, Inc., in October 2012.] However, festival organizers have known about the cancellation for more than a...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

U.S. Justice Department announces it intends to sue states over voting rights laws

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM

The Washington Post is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department intends to sue states to prevent them from enacting parts of new voting rights laws, including requiring specific forms of photo identification. North Carolina could be one of those states if House Bill 589 becomes law....

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David Price, G.K. Butterfield, Renee Ellmers and George Holding vote to continue NSA spying program

Posted By on Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

All but one of the Triangle’s U.S. House members voted against a measure that would have curbed the National Security Agency's collection of telephone call records and data on people in the U.S. The vote margin was narrow, 217—205 with the majority of House members rejecting a check on NSA's surveillance program. Among those in the majority were Republicans George Holding and Renee Ellmers and Democrats David Price and G.K. Butterfield. Howard Coble, who represents the 6th District that includes parts of Durham and Orange Counties, did not vote. He is in a Washington, D.C. hospital recovering from hernia surgery....

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Any monkey with a typewriter: GOP's Claude Pope lashes out at NYT editorial board

Posted By on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Hands off your keyboards, North Carolina Republicans. First Gov. Pat McCrory responded to a scathing New York Times editorial, published July 9, that criticized the Republican-dominated state legislature for the "grotesque damage" it is wreaking on North Carolina. Now the N.C. GOP Chairman Claude Pope, a close friend of McCrory, has chimed in, penning open letter to the NYT editorial board. It begins: "Thank you, New York Times. We southern hillbillies are always honored when the Old Gray Lady’s beacons of intelligence bestow their political wisdom from on high." And it heads downhill—or is it down hillbilly?—from there. "Why else...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage challenged by ACLU

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:16 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union and its North Carolina branch announced today plans to challenge North Carolina's ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The civil liberties group plans to amend the language in a previous federal lawsuit that challenged the state's ban on second parent adoptions, which is the process by which one partner in a couple adopts the other partner's child. Fisher-Borne v. Smith was filed last year in the Middle District of North Carolina challenging the state's ban on second parent adoption. Today, the ACLU is asking Attorney General Roy Cooper to agree to allow an additional claim...

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Moral Monday momentum continues

Posted By on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Ag-gag bill meets opposition at hearing

Posted By on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Millions of animals in factory farms live in horrific conditions, and a bill in the N.C. Legislature would make it harder to uncover abuse. The NC Commerce Protection Act of 2013, among else, would create penalties for employment fraud. However, section one of the Senate Bill 648 is better known under some of its other names: an ag-gag bill and a whistleblower suppression bill. The measure targets people who go undercover to expose animal cruelty or food safety issues on farms across the state. The bill comes after a 2012 undercover investigation by Mercy for Animals at a Butterball turkey...

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

N.C. Senate passes omnibus abortion bill, hundreds protest

Posted By on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM

The North Carolina Senate doesn’t have a Wendy Davis. tumblr.com What it did have Wednesday morning was a gallery full of 500 people wearing pink, watching quietly as Senators rammed through an omnibus abortion bill, which may lead to the closure of abortion clinics across the state. Sen. Josh Stein, D-Wake, who, along with his fellow Democratic Senators, is outnumbered 33-17 by Republicans, told Republicans that they are inviting a firestorm of protest by forcing the legislation through. If it were allowed to filibuster in the N.C. Senate, he probably would have. The legislation would force abortion providers to have...

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