• The Follies

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    Friday, June 24, 2016

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    Legislative leaders joke about undemocratic process

    Good luck if you are trying to keep with what the people representing you in Raleigh are doing these days.

    As the session heads towards what may be its final two weeks, calendars and committee notices mean virtually nothing, as legislative ...

Could proposed teacher background check bill silence protesting educators?

Supporters say bill is about student safety; others worry activists arrested during protests could lose licensure

For the better part of 24 hours, Anca Stefan’s phone has been humming. Messages, calls, social media notifications are pouring in from her now viral, diaristic account of her arrest, along with 13 other protesters, last week for demonstrating against state education policies near the state capitol in Raleigh.

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Run or retain – Justices to decide how they keep their seats

Six justices of the state Supreme Court will hear argument this morning in a case that just might determine their own judicial destinies, considering in Faires v. State Board of Elections whether a new law subjecting them to an up-or-down approval vote at the end of their eight-year terms – as opposed to a contested election against a challenger – satisfies the constitutional mandate that justices in North Carolina be “elected.”

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The Follies

Legislative leaders joke about undemocratic process Good luck if you are trying to keep with what the people representing you in Raleigh are doing these days. As the session heads towards what may be its final two weeks, calendars and ...

The UNC system endures a tumultuous year

The past year was a whirlwind for the state’s acclaimed public university system, beginning with the surprise ouster of its much-respected president and ending with the selection of a successor whose career has been deeply steeped in national Republican politics. ...

Could proposed teacher background check bill silence protesting educators?

Supporters say bill is about student safety; others worry activists arrested during protests could lose licensure

For the better part of 24 hours, Anca Stefan’s phone has been humming. Messages, calls, social media notifications are pouring in from her now viral, diaristic account of her arrest, along with 13 other protesters, last week for demonstrating against state education policies near the state capitol in Raleigh.

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