Sunday, May 24, 2020

Tag: North Carolina

Federal judge blocks NC’s voter id law, citing state’s ‘sordid history’...

Judge Loretta Biggs said the law's provision preventing voters from showing public assistance ID cards to vote was “particularly suspect.”

Deputy suspended after assaulting student on video

"School and district officials are working closely and in full cooperation with the local authorities to address this matter consistent with school board policy and state laws.”

Fatal natural gas explosion rocks Durham, NC

"They tell us gas is safe but it's clearly not."

How to reinvent a rural economy $100 at a time

An old North Carolina mill town turns small individual investments into bigger returns.

We won’t let them take away our right to vote

"We are the Many, and they are Few – and if we decide to stand together, to make our voices heard, no one and nothing will stop us."

Recent disasters reveal racial discrimination in FEMA aid process

But if the FEMA response to recent disasters is any indication, storm victims could face barriers in securing federal aid – especially if they're not white.

NC Lagoons hold billions of gallons of hog feces. The hurricane...

Even if the storm weakens, experts warn Hurricane Florence could kill thousands of farm animals and trigger catastrophic waste spills from sewage treatment plants, hog waste lagoons and chicken farms.

Climate change supercharges Hurricane Florence as 1.5 million evacuate in Carolinas...

People up and down the coast are preparing for extreme flooding and what the National Hurricane Center is calling a “life-threatening storm surge.”

Former police sergeant charged with excessive force and falsifying report

If convicted of the falsification of records charge, Sgt. Robert George could receive up to 20 years.

The police officers helping undocumented immigrants feel safe

In Greensboro, North Carolina, building trust among undocumented residents and local police has been the first step toward supporting the vulnerable in their community.

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Kangaroos are victims of the world’s largest commercial slaughter of terrestrial wildlife

Importing kangaroo meat and skins must be banned in the EU, but Americans can also help protect this iconic species.

Watch out Trump: Here comes the team of Biden, Obama, Sanders, and Bloomberg

It will be so interesting and very exciting to watch this formidable team in action. Many, many Americans will be tuning into their radios and TV channels to listen to what they say about Trump to take him down and out.

Court reaffirms Keystone XL’s non-pipeline construction permit invalid, again

“Constructing pipelines through rivers, streams and wetlands without analyzing the impacts on imperiled species is unconscionable."

GOP ‘plot to gut social security behind closed doors’ gains steam in Senate COVID-19...

"Obviously this is a way to push in cuts to Social Security and Medicare without leaving fingerprints, or not many fingerprints."

Trump’s sleazy life: A mockery of Jesus’ core values

If we collect Jesus’ core moral humanism—and his teachings address humanity, Trump and the Trumpist “belief system” provide stunning opposition, forcible enough to slam Christians in the face.