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RALEIGH, N.C. | Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay-rights advocates are divided on whether to cheer or bemoan a potential marriage between the state of North Carolina and one of the global corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes. Feelings remain raw over North Carolina’s so-called bathroom bill, which prompted a boycott campaign. Many advocates remain frustrated that … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

RALEIGH, N.C. | Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched. Now what?

RALEIGH, N.C. — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper had just cheered the packed block of red-clad teachers by urging his Republican rivals running North Carolina‘s legislature to pay more for public school upgrades and teacher salaries. “What are you prepared to do?” the woman in the red “RESPECT public education” T-shirt shouted into the microphone Wednesday … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Thousands of North Carolina teachers marched. Now what?

RALEIGH, N.C | Teachers seeking more resources fill North Carolina streets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Educators demanding better pay and more resources filled the streets of North Carolina’s capital city Wednesday with loud chants and the color red, continuing the trend of teachers around the country rising up to pressure lawmakers for change. Thousands of teachers from around the state marched through downtown to the Legislative … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Teachers seeking more resources fill North Carolina streets

RALEIGH, N.C. | Thousands of North Carolina teachers set to rally over pay

RALEIGH, N.C. — Thousands of teachers are set to hit the streets of North Carolina’s capital on Wednesday, determined to force a political showdown over wages and funding priorities for public school classrooms in this conservative, tax-cutting state. As many as 15,000 teachers were expected to defy forecasts of rain for a rally in Raleigh … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Thousands of North Carolina teachers set to rally over pay

RALEIGH, N.C. | Judge slashes $50M punitive penalty against pork giant

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge is slashing $50 million in damages that a jury awarded neighbors of an industrial hog operation to punish a pork producer for intense smells, noise and other disturbances. U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt ruled this week that North Carolina law required him to cut the size of punitive … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Judge slashes $50M punitive penalty against pork giant

RALEIGH, N.C. | Carolina hires Brind’Amour as head coach, Waddell as GM

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have hired former captain and current assistant Rod Brind’Amour as their head coach. The team also announced Tuesday that team president Don Waddell will take over as the full-time general manager after serving as the acting GM. The team scheduled a news conference Wednesday to discuss the moves. Brind’Amour … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Carolina hires Brind’Amour as head coach, Waddell as GM