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Super Tuesday off to a smooth start across North Carolina

Super Tuesday is finally here, and at least for now, there haven’t been any major hitches in North Carolina. Turnout across the state appeared to start off slow but steady, but by early afternoon several locations were reporting longer lines and wait times of up to an hour, according to voting rights advocates speaking at an "Election Protection" news teleconference.

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Holiday season “must read”: The harsh reality of poverty in High Point, NC

High Point is not what comes to mind when thinking about the hungriest metropolitan area in the United States. A small city of about 114,000 people, located in North Carolina’s Triad region (with Greensboro and Winston-Salem) (Map 1), High Point has long been at the forefront of the state’s prominent, and almost defining, furniture industry.

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Environment NC launches new program to “get the lead out” of school drinking water

New toolkit gives North Carolina parents know-how to “Get the Lead Out” of school drinking water With “back to school” in full swing this week, Environment North Carolina is releasing a new free toolkit to help parents, teachers and administrators "Get the Lead Out" of school drinking water.

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PW special report: News and commentary on surprise NC House veto override vote

[Editor's note: In an extraordinary move unprecedented in modern state history, a narrow quorum of the membership of the state House of Representatives voted to override Gov. Cooper's veto of the state budget bill early this morning. Throughout the day, Policy Watch has been providing up-to-the-minute news coverage and commentary on the day's events, which are summarized below.]

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“Must read” report: NC’s increasingly inequitable economy

The North Carolina Justice Center released its annual State of Working North Carolina report yesterday. The report, which is entitled “Equity in Employment,” highlights several important and underreported truths about the North Carolina economy. These include: Things aren’t nearly as healthy as official unemployment statistics...

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