Sunday, July 25, 2021

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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Federal judges blocks Arkansas abortion ban

This law “is categorically unconstitutional, and plaintiffs have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits.”

Undercover investigations expose brutal wildlife killing contests

Welcome to the cruel world of wildlife killing contests, family events where children play amidst piles of slaughtered animals—and legal in 42 states.

Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: A unifying Peoples Project

Ethiopians are faced with a choice: unite and prosper or withdraw into ethnic rivalries and fall into further conflict and discord.

Player or pawn? Luke Harding’s Russiagate ‘scoop’

The reporter’s involvement in the persecution of Assange alone would be enough to make people question his honesty.

How a powerful US lobby group helps big oil to block climate action

“I think it’s fair to say that API and its prominent member companies have a broadly shared goal, which is to keep the social license of the oil and gas industry operating, and therefore enabling them to continue to extract oil and gas for as long as possible, as profitably as possible.”