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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Six hundred and twenty miles into the Journey for Justice, marchers head to the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh to call on lawmakers to restore key provisions in the Voting Rights Act. (Photo: NC NAACP/Facebook)
Over one month into their multi-state trek, civil rights leaders and activists on Thursday are descending on the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh to call attention to what they say is a flagrant "crime against democracy," the dismantling of the Voting Rights Act. Following in the footsteps of civil rights leaders and activists a generation...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
In the direct aftermath of Michael Brown's death in August 2014, police in...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In February 2014, roughly 82,000 tons of toxic coal ash spilled from Duke Energy site into North Carolina's Dan River. (Photo: Waterkeeper Alliance)
Coal ash, a common and unregulated byproduct of coal-fired power plants, has...

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Modestly declaring herself “just a vessel God has chosen for this time and this place,” Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who doesn't want gay couples to get married, has been jailed by a federal judge for confusing religious freedom with illegal discrimination, ignoring our time-honored separation of church and state, and self-righteously setting herself above the law - aka not doing her job. Wingnuts are giddily prepping for her sainthood.