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Time for legislators to stop their partisan games with the Attorney General’s office

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Lawmakers refuse to consider a much needed reform to end gerrymandering

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Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s controversial surprise special session

Policy Watch’s comprehensive coverage of North Carolina’s controversial surprise special session ...
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The uncomfortable truth behind this year’s education budget

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National media site publishes inaccurate claims about unemployment insurance changes in NC

A recent opinion piece in Forbes Magazine wrongly claims that steps North Carolina took to reduce how much its unemployment insurance program provides to jobless men and women (and make benefits harder to collect) are somehow helping North ...
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The predictable push to expand unaccountable voucher scheme

State lawmakers created a school voucher scheme in 2013 as part of the state budget, setting up “opportunity scholarships” of $4,200 that 2,400 children from low-income families could use to pay for tuition at completely unaccountable private or ...
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This weekend’s must-reads

In lieu of the Friday Follies, we have six must-read posts you may have missed over the recent holidays that set the stage what lies ahead in 2014. Enjoy and share! • Twelve stories that made 2013 even ...
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Hungry, with no end in sight

Sylvia Cameron skips more meals each week than she wants to recall. The 51-year-old Orange County woman makes half-hearted jokes about the missed meals – telling herself she could stand to lose a few pounds – but knows ...
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The Follies

McCrory’s adviser understands frustration with cuts McCrory says weren’t made Governor Pat McCrory bristles when people point out the damaging cuts to public schools in the budget that his friends in the General Assembly passed this summer and ...
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Facing the unemployment cliff

With only a week left of unemployment benefits, Yvette Jocelyn expects to be evicted soon from the Cary rental home she and her 12-year-old son live in. She has no nearby family to move in with and doesn’t ...
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Mixed signals on charter schools

Separate oversight board nixed; weakened teacher standards retained Tuesday, the House Education Committee approved a new version of Senate Bill 337, which previously would have created a new charter school oversight board separate from the State Board of ...
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Sanford radio show taken off college station after NC Rep. complains

A Lee County community college stopped airing a radio talk show this month after a state lawmaker took issue with an online post a radio host wrote criticizing the lawmaker. A legislative assistant for State Rep. Mike Stone, ...
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