Clayton Henkel's articles and posts
If you only look at the unemployment rate and the stock market, you probably think most families are faring well in this economy. But new data from the Census Bureau and the Annie E. Casey Foundation paints a troubling picture about the number of children who are living in concentrated poverty in our state. Concentrated poverty can be defined as a neighborhood where 30% or more of the population is living in poverty....
Charlotte Observer reporter Gavin Off discusses a new and troubling investigation into gun crime dismissals in North Carolina’s largest county. From 2014 through 2018, Mecklenburg prosecutors dismissed 68 percent of weapons charges, a higher rate than any other urban county in North Carolina, the Charlotte Observer investigation found.
Read Dismissed by reporters Ames Alexander, Gavin Off and David Raynor.
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Author and gerrymandering expert David Daley discusses the secret files of GOP political operative Thomas Hofeller, gerrymandering as NC prepares its latest redistricting maps, and his upcoming book: Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. Daley’s reporting has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, Slate, the Washington Post, and New York magazine. He is a senior fellow at FairVote and the former editor of Salon.