Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag: North Carolina

How a small North Carolina community is pushing back on pollution

A new group of allies is fighting a proposed asphalt plant that threatens their health and their homes.

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.

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Comparing poverty in India and America

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Bernie groups break free of Dems: New party rising?

The beauty of the foregoing strategy is that it seeks a viable new party through a graduated series of accomplishable, grassroots-based electoral successes.

‘History will not judge this kindly’: DNC Platform Committee votes down Medicare for All...

"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."

Disease-denying propaganda spews a pandemic of pandemonium!

We'll judge Trump Medieval Madness as we do other historic low points, like McCarthyism, interning the Japanese or 250 years of slavery plus a century of Jim Crow brutality.

House passes $740 billion defense bill amid the major struggles of the pandemic

“In the midst of a pandemic—as people across the country struggle to make rent, to pay their bills, to survive a deadly disease—it should be unthinkable.”