Politics & Government

Politics & Government
4:02 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Election Turnout Doesn't Match Hype

Bob Hall
Credit Democracy NC

Despite all the media coverage of last month’s elections, the majority of North Carolina voters did not cast a ballot.

44% of the state’s registered voters cast a ballot in this year’s midterm elections. That’s better than 37% in 2006, but Bob Hall with Democracy North Carolina says it’s still pretty low.

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Politics & Government
2:46 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Distress Lights For Raleigh Cabs

Alarm Lights

All Raleigh City taxi cabs now have flashing lights in case the driver experiences a threatening situation. Police want citizens to call 911 if they see amber lights flashing from a taxi cab's trunk or grille. A city law requires all drivers to have the silent alarm system. Officials adopted the law after an unusually high number of cab robberies in 2008.

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Politics & Government
4:50 am
Wed December 1, 2010

New State Laws Take Effect

Susie, the burned dog who inspired Susie's Law
Credit Laura Leslie

New state laws take effect today on issues ranging from video gambling and Medicaid fraud to animal abuse.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Clinton In Greensboro

Credit Bryan Series

Former President Bill Clinton will speak in Greensboro tonight. He is appearing as part of Guilford College's Bryan Lecture Series.

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NC History
12:05 pm
Mon February 1, 2010

Fifty Years Later, N.C. Sit-In Site Becomes Museum

Originally published on Mon February 1, 2010 8:38 am

Fifty years ago, on Feb. 1, four black college students sat down at a whites-only Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. The "Greensboro Four," along with friends and supporters, returned to the counter every day for six months until the lunch counter was desegregated.

Their determination to resist Jim Crow laws inspired thousands of peaceful sit-ins and helped to end official segregation in the South. On Monday, in the same building that once housed the Woolworth's store, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum opens.

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