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Veteran Homeless Numbers Plunge In NC

June 23, 2016
Raleigh - The number of homeless veterans in North Carolina has reached a record low according to a new report by Governor Pat McCrory's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. North Carolina homeless veterans fell from 1,092 in 2015 to 888 in 2016, a 19 percent reduction over the year and…
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HB2, Education and Economy Take Center Stage in First Gubernatorial Debate

June 24, 2016
Governor Pat McCrory and challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper clashed on House Bill 2, education and the economy during their first debate in their quest to win the governorship. The debate was held in Charlotte and was sponsored by the N.C. Bar Association. McCrory, a Republican, touted his…
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Durham Councilwoman Says Cops and Soldiers Are Most Dangerous People With Guns

June 23, 2016
Durham - Durham City Councilwoman Jillian Johnson said she doesn’t plan to apologize or resign following public backlash to a Facebook post that said “the most dangerous people with guns are cops and soldiers.” Law enforcement officials asked Johnson to publicly apologize for the…
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States Will Ask Feds To Review Coal Ash Storage Impact On Poor

June 23, 2016
Raleigh - State regulators will ask federal officials to review the impact of coal ash storage near low-income communities. An environmental justice review aims to make sure a project doesn’t disproportionately affect vulnerable populations. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)…
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National Charter School Group Opposes Bill Loosening State Board Oversight

June 23, 2016
The National Association of Charter Authorizers said in a letter to House leaders it opposes key sections of a bill changing charter laws, saying they will gut school oversight and leave the State Board of Education with little authority to close failing schools. The change would give the state…
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