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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

NC Child: It’s “Risky” to Give Birth in North Carolina—and in Durham County

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 11:08 AM

A new report from the advocacy nonprofit NC Child says that North Carolina’s fetal and infant mortality rates are still among the highest the nation, but legislators can take steps to fix it by “expanding health care access and utilization for women of childbearing age.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, North Carolina lags the nation in reducing its infant mortality rate, ranking thirty-ninth in 2016 with a rate of 7.2 deaths out of 1,000 live births, or 870 infant deaths. (NC Child’s report offers a slightly different number—873—than the CDC.) Compounding that problem is North Carolina’s nearly...

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Jairo Garcia del Cid, Who Went from the Durham Jail to ICE Custody Last Year, Has Been Deported

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 10:37 AM

A Durham teen has been deported after ten months in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jairo Garcia del Cid was taken into ICE custody after the agency lodged a detainer request for him while he was being held at the Durham County Detention Facility. He had been a student at Durham's Jordan High School. Garcia del Cid was charged with stealing a car and confined to the Durham jail in March. ICE then issued a hold for him, essentially asking the Durham jail to detain him for up to forty-eight hours after his local charges had been resolved. The charge against...

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Lil’ Donnie Wants a Big Ol’ Military Parade

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 9:17 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. Last month, Donald Trump—who has, as of yet, not done anything of substance military—ordered the Pentagon to start making plans for a military parade in Washington, D.C., which will cost millions and, as best I can tell, serve no earthly purpose except making the president of the United States feel powerful. “Surrounded by the military’s highest-ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim...

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When Toyota Came Calling, N.C. Was Ready to Give Away the Store

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 9:10 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. Last month, North Carolina missed out on a Toyota-Mazda joint manufacturing operation near Greensboro, with that plant and its four thousand jobs, instead going to Alabama. Yesterday, the N&O found emails showing what kind of economic incentives the state was considering. “Last month the state was runner-up to Alabama despite extraordinary efforts by North Carolina officials, who promised $1.6 billion in financial...

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The U.S. Supreme Court Injects More Chaos Into N.C.’s Ongoing Redistricting Saga

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 9:04 AM

This post is excerpted from the INDY’s morning newsletter, Primer. To read this morning’s edition in full, click here. To get all the day’s local and national headlines and insights delivered straight to your inbox, sign up here. Last night, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a partial stay of the new North Carolina legislative districts drawn by special master Nathaniel Persily at the best of a federal court, which ruled that the districts legislators drew last year didn’t entirely fix the racial-gerrymandering problem that had led the court to strike down those legislative districts in 2016. The ruling, which didn’t...

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