Workers World Party organized rally that toppled Confederate statue in Durham

Workers World Party organized rally that toppled Confederate statue in Durham

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2017 Three activists with ties to the communist Workers World Party have been arrested and charged with felonies for their roles in the Aug. 15 toppling of a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina. Takiyah Thompson, a student at North Carolina Central University, was charged with two felonies related to […]

North Carolina legislature passes Restore Campus Free Speech Act

North Carolina legislature passes Restore Campus Free Speech Act

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2017 North Carolina’s legislature has passed a campus freedom of expression bill that will prevent college administrators from disinviting speakers some on campus find objectionable and disciplines those who “shut down” the speech of others. The Restore Campus Free Speech Act passed the NC House 80-31 with 10 Democrats voting […]

North Carolina ordered to redraw district lines by Sept. 1

North Carolina ordered to redraw district lines by Sept. 1

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2017 A panel of three federal judges has ordered the North Carolina legislature to redraw 28 of the state’s 170 General Assembly districts by Sept. 1. The ruling on July 31 did not order special elections, which state Democrats had pushed for. The federal court said last year the 28 […]

North Carolina Democrats look to redistricting to change the political dynamics in Raleigh

North Carolina Democrats look to redistricting to change the political dynamics in Raleigh

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2017 Pained to see Republicans routinely overriding Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes, Democrats in North Carolina are hoping redrawn districts will enable them to knock down the GOP’s super-majority. A federal court ruled that 28 North Carolina House and Senate districts are illegally race-based. That ruling was upheld earlier this year […]

North Carolina hailed as model state for tax reform

North Carolina hailed as model state for tax reform

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2017 Since taking control of the state government in 2010 and building a super-majority, Republicans have transformed North Carolina from one of the nation’s worst tax climates to one of the best. “North Carolina, more than any other state in recent years, has provided a model for what pro-growth tax […]

Dissent in NC county board prayer case: Only ‘generic prayer to a generic god’ allowed

Dissent in NC county board prayer case: Only ‘generic prayer to a generic god’ allowed

by WorldTribune Staff, July 16, 2017 A North Carolina county violated the U.S. Constitution by allowing elected officials to open meetings with a Christian prayer, a federal appeals court said in a divided ruling last week. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, in a 10-5 decision on July 14, overturned a ruling by […]

Report: House committee to consider impeachment proceedings against NC secretary of state

Report: House committee to consider impeachment proceedings against NC secretary of state

by WorldTribune Staff, June 28, 2017 The North Carolina House Rules Committee said it will consider two resolutions that would begin impeachment proceedings against NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Charlotte’s WBTV reports. In March, state Rep. Chris Millis, a Republican, had “called attention to the fact” that Marshall, a Democrat, was allegedly commissioning notaries […]

North Carolina parents protest forced ‘equity training’ on ‘structural racism’, ‘white privilege’

North Carolina parents protest forced ‘equity training’ on ‘structural racism’, ‘white privilege’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 21, 2017 Parents are outraged that a North Carolina school district which faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall is paying for so-called “equity training” for school staff which includes topics such as “structural racism” and “white privilege.” Rockingham County Schools is paying OpenSource Strategic Consulting a flat fee of $45,000 […]

NC Board of Elections data finds changes in files from late November to Feb. 13

NC Board of Elections data finds changes in files from late November to Feb. 13

by WorldTribune Staff, June 16, 2017 “Systematic weaknesses” that could “be exploited” to the benefit of one candidate over another made North Carolina vulnerable to voter fraud during the 2016 election, a resident of the state said. David W. Goetze is asking for an investigation into possible widespread voter fraud in the state. The retired […]

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