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Governor introduces new state budget director
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory announced Wednesday that Art Pope will step down as state budget director. Pope will return to the private sector. “Art Pope has been an invaluable public servant for the people of North Carolina,” McCrory said. “His knowledge and leadership helped produce historic tax reform while producing two
Hill leaving Columbia University for Morehouse
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the nation’s youngest and most visible black intellectuals, is leaving Columbia University and is headed to Morehouse College in the fall, where he will hold the Distinguished Professorship of African-American Studies. The move by Morehouse to court Hill — a sought-after speaker and television commentator —
Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions
Monday, August 4, 2014
WASHINGTON – In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses and apply the guidelines retroactively. Consequently, more than 46,000 currently incarcerated drug offenders – 73 percent of whom are black or Latino – will now be eligible for a reduction in
NC lawmakers approve $21B budget
Sunday, August 3, 2014
RALEIGH – North Carolina legislators approved a $21 billion state budget for this year Saturday, usually the last big decision for lawmakers who meet for several months each year. But Republicans holding large majorities in the General Assembly haven't agreed on when to quit. State House leaders on Saturday decided to demand their next big gathering
Block this! A new kind of tracking tool
Thursday, July 31, 2014
A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites – from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s
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Many older emergency department patients malnourished

More than half of emergency department patients age 65 and older who were seen at UNC Hospitals

Downtown South District honors Mary Poole

RALEIGH – Last month, the Downtown South District of the Wake County Democratic Party

McCrory honors NCDOT HBCU interns

RALEIGH – Governor Pat McCrory hosted students from Historically Black Colleges and