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Incidents in Raleigh reignite conversation surrounding gun violence

Submitted by Emerson on August 22, 2016 - 6:37pm

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.

Majority Leader Hager goes off to Duke’s greener pastures.

By John Sanford Friedrich

“After retiring from Duke Energy and then suffering the effects of a struggling economy on his own small business, Representative Mike Hager decided to use his education and experience in business to first run for the General Assembly in 2010.”  So opens the biography for Rep. Mike Hager (R-112 Rutheford).  After nearly six years of public service, Hager has announced he shall step down from his seat and position as majority leader.

The Paradox of the Blue Collar Voter

Submitted by Emerson on August 3, 2016 - 5:43pm

During the Democratic primaries, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton proved themselves to be starkly different candidates for many reasons. One of their main differences can be seen in their supporters. Sanders is a champion of progressive values who widely appeals to millenials and working class voters. Clinton is a seasoned politican with one of the most decorated résumés in American political history. Her supporters are mostly older and more affluent.