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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn’t believe there is “any imminent threat” from North Korea, including to the U.S. territory of Guam.
A draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the impacts of climate change, with a stark increase in the frequency of extreme weather over the last four decades.
The leader of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, Darrell Allison, said recently that school vouchers aren’t likely to hurt children from low-income households who use them. But he couldn’t say definitively that the voucher program actually helps these children, either.
Why? Because despite the fact that North Carolina spends millions of taxpayers’ dollars each year on vouchers, we have no meaningful data that can tell us if this is an effective way to help poor students who deserve a high quality education.
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North and South Carolina were recently ranked among the ten worst states for healthcare in 2017.
The optics, as they say, are terrible. But in a state whose motto is “To Be Rather Than to Seem,” it’s even more important to look at the substance.
And the substance is worse.
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Please join us August 15 for a very special Crucial Conversation – The silver tsunami: What’s on the policy horizon for North Carolina’s seniors?
In one of the brighter and under-reported developments of the 2017 legislative session, North Carolina lawmakers took some important steps to secure consistent, quality care for seniors. Among the important accomplishments:
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U.S. Marine officials say a search and rescue operation is underway for service members involved in the "mishap" of an aircraft off the east coast of Australia.
Lakisha McNair posted on Facebook seeking the stranger who moved her car to safety and secured all her belongings when she fainted inside a store.
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