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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
N.C. STATE Research shows that depictions of race on television news programs can strongly influence support for police among non-white viewers. Researchers at North Carolina State University, the University of Utah, Indiana University and UCLA conducted the study. “Black men and women – particularly black men – are overrepresented as
Voter ID cards push on for ’16 election
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
RALEIGH — With the 2016 elections fast approaching, the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles continues its collaborative effort with the State Board of Elections to issue no-fee voter ID cards and register qualified voters at all driver license offices statewide. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, North Carolina will require all voters to present valid
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
DURHAM COUNTY Lucas Middle School student Bettie Closs won the Duke Regional Spelling Bee for the second year in a row. The sixth-grader beat out students from Durham and Orange counties to win in Round 13 of the competition. Bettie will now go on to represent this region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. She and a parent will
Our Youth Matters’ breakfast symposium
Monday, March 23, 2015
Our Youth Matters is sponsoring its Quarterly Breakfast Symposium March 28, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. Registration, free honey samples, breakfast buffet and the opening networking mixer begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by entertainment and recognition of sponsors. Joseph Bizzell, Our Youth Matters Saturday Academy coordinator, will
Raleigh native serves with fighter squadron
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Airman Michael McLean is an aviation ordnance man with the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron Fourteen, also known as the “Tophatters.” McLean, a 2011 Enloe High graduate, works with the Navy’s most lethal and versatile strike fighter aircraft, the F/A-18E Super Hornet. “I manage the weapons system to help the squadron
Gender and race influences when teens start bad behaviors
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Cigarette use among white teenagers is substantially higher than among black and Hispanic teenagers, especially at 18 years old, according to Penn State researchers. Alcohol and marijuana use are also higher in white teenagers, and the numbers continue to increase until age 20. Throughout their 20s, blacks and Hispanics are more likely to pick up a
Communities find ways to encourage living wage without help
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
DURHAM – Within a few days, residents in parts of the Triangle will know upon entering a business or visiting its website whether it pays a "living wage." It's part of a citizen's initiative to encourage Durham-area businesses to pay their employees what it takes to live in their community versus the established minimum wage. State law prohibits
Plenty of room to grow
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
People always say “laughter is the best medicine,” which is true unless people are laughing at the expense of someone’s feelings. In today’s society, it is common to try to ease pain and discomfort by cracking a joke, but laughter should not have to be a defense mechanism. Last month, the hashtag “#BrownParts” blew up
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