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October 11, 2016

As reports of widespread destruction due to Hurricane Matthew continue to increase, it is worth remembering that our Governor, Pat McCrory, decided to pull $500,000 from North Carolina's disaster relief fund back in August in order to defend his implementation of the discriminatory House Bill 2.

August 22, 2016

Last Thursday, civil rights attorney Justin Bamberg stood outside the home of Simone Thomas and addressed the media while Thomas and several loved ones grieved the loss of her son, Kouren, who was gunned down while leaving a party in Raleigh during the early morning hours of Sunday, August 7th.

March 1, 2016

The air in Raleigh, North Carolina remains tense today as accounts of the police-shooting that took place yesterday continue to surface. According to Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, Akiel Denkins, 24, was fatally shot by a policeman during a foot pursuit near Bragg and East streets in Southeast Raleigh at about noon on Monday.

February 23, 2016
In a recent ruling handed down by a federal court, the drawing of North Carolina’s congressional districts was ruled unconstitutional. The North Carolina General Assembly now has until February 19 to redraw the districts, with special attention on two districts that the court found to be the product of a racial gerrymander—District 1 and District 12.
September 10, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

Just like a patch of honeysuckle growing wildly in a riparian forest buffer, HB44 keeps spreading its tangling webs into ever more avenues of environmental degradation.

August 18, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

May 25, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

Like clutching a poison adder to our breast, we can only hope the end is painless.  Unlike Cleopatra surrounded by Caesar’s armies, nothing is imperiling the UNC system of public universities except those who are tasked to protect it.

May 7, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

April 14, 2015

By John Sanford Friedrich

A mere century ago trains were the lifeblood of moving people. Pioneer roads were hardly fit for horses, much less wagons or fragile early automobiles.  River barges were slow and by definition limited to a route determined by hydrology.