Archives by: Staff

Staff

Staff's articles and posts

Progressive Voices Top Story

What are they thinking? Proposed 2018 Farm Bill would slash programs to aid the hungry.

The foundational legislation for our farm and food system, known as the Farm Bill, will soon be voted on in the U.S. House of Representatives. This package of laws, which is renewed every few years, authorizes and funds federal nutrition and agriculture programs around the country, supporting farmers and consumers alike. The Farm Bill has a long legacy of bipartisanship.

...
Read more 1
Progressive Voices Top Story

Five fast facts for Tax Day 2018

Tax Day in 2018 in North Carolina presents an opportunity to make sure our tax code allows us to meet our goal that every community and family can thrive. Here are FIVE FAST FACTS to keep in mind this tax season.

...
Read more 0
Original Commentary Progressive Voices Top Story

ICE is terrorizing our kids: Report shines a light on the impact immigration enforcement is having on children

There are a lot of compelling reasons to be deeply concerned about ICE – the federal immigration agency that’s acting more and more like a rogue national police force. From the midnight raids to the lack of due process afforded detained individuals to the downright cruel and inhumane destruction of families...

...
Read more 0
Defending Democracy

Full Elections, Ethics Board meeting today to decide on Green Party, appoint local members

The full State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement will meet today via teleconference to get started on a backlog of work that needs to get done before early voting, in less than a month. Gov. Roy Cooper ...
Read more 0
Defending Democracy

Supreme Court expert: Farr among Trump judicial nominees who are “hiding their records”

In case you missed it, U.S. Supreme Court observer Paul Gordon of People for the American Way recently posted another damning assessment of President Trump’s judicial nominees. In the post, Gordon dissects five of Trump’s most objectionable nominees, ...
Read more 0
Top Story

New report: School segregation is on the rise in NC and it’s harming our kids

A new and important report by veteran education policy analyst Kris Nordstrom of the North Carolina Justice Center’s Education and Law Project provides a sobering, in-depth look at racial segregation in the North Carolina’s public schools. In “Stymied by Segregation: How Integration Can Transform North Carolina Schools and the Lives of Its Students"....

...
Read more 0
Progressive Voices Top Story

NC school psychologist shortage leaves many students without mental health resources

Matthew was struggling to keep up with his second grade classmates in reading, was sleeping in class, missing school, and getting into conflicts with peers. Matthew had some unique behaviors that his teachers had difficulty managing, and repeating second grade was becoming a possibility. He even talked of hurting himself.

...
Read more 0
News Top Story

The 2018 Child Health Report Card reveals generally poor results for NC kids

This week NC Child and the NC Institute of Medicine release the 2018 Child Health Report Card, an annual assessment of key health indicators for North Carolina’s more than 2.2 million children. The focus of the 2018 Report Card is Financial Security, Opportunity, and Health.

...
Read more 0

Send this to a friend