As students walked into elementary classrooms on their first day of school, here’s what some found: many classrooms for art, music and special education are gone. At some schools teachers educate students with special needs inside tiny storage closets while art, music and specials teachers push their supplies in carts from room to room – all due to an unfunded mandate from the General Assembly to lower K-3 class sizes that some districts simply can’t accommodate.
Many Americans’ moral vanity is expressed nowadays in their rage to disparage. They are incapable of measured judgments about past politics – about flawed historical figures who were forced by cascading circumstances to make difficult decisions on the basis of imperfect information. So, the nation now needs an example of how to calmly assess episodes fraught with passion and sorrow. An example arrived Sunday night.
Anilorac. It is one of the most distinctive properties in Orange County, certainly one of the most viewed, photographed and painted. Hundreds, maybe thousands of people pass by it every week by bicycle, auto, walking, jogging.
Things have changed in Northeast Central Durham since my days as the facilitator of the NECD project. Back in 1995, the corner of Angier Avenue and Driver Street was known for boarded-up houses, prostitutes and drugs.
After 18 years serving the public in Durham as a judge, I left the bench in April and took a giant leap into the lion’s den of the legislature. While I understood that my new role as a member of the N.C. House would be in a highly charged political environment compared to my nonpartisan role as a judge, I did not anticipate this year’s systematic attack on the independence of North Carolina’s judiciary.
I’m not the leader of the free world or a businessperson trying to run this country. Nor am I a legislator. I am a lawyer. A lawyer from Puerto Rico. A lawyer from Puerto Rico who represents a number of Latino clients.
During a protest organized by Alerta Migratoria and Inside Outside Alliance, police and their barricades surrounded the base of the former Confederate statue outside the old Durham County Courthouse during a county commissioners meeting on Monday . Protesters were demanding the commissioners call on the Sheriff to testify under oath about collaboration with ICE, protest in-person visitation, and investigate the deaths in the Durham County jail. Several members joined the meeting inside and sang to the commissioners.
Police surrounded Confederate statue base while protesters called for prison reform
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