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Politics & Government
4:49 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Legislative Committee Approves Voucher Bill

Credit Dave Crosby http://www.flickr.com/photos/wikidave / flickr

A legislative committee has approved a measure that would allow low-income students to get taxpayer money to attend private schools.

The bill, called the Opportunity Scholarship Act, would set aside ten million dollars for two thousand scholarships beginning on July first. $40 million more dollars would be set aside for students the following year.

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Arts & Culture
2:25 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Mad Men Tuesday: Episode 9 With Duke's Hartman Center

A Winston Menthol ad from 1968.
Hartman Center, Rubenstein Library, Duke University

This is a weekly column written by the Hartman Center, part of Duke University's Rubenstein Library that studies advertising history. Each Monday they dig through their archive to find ads for items referenced in the latest Mad Men episode. Here is this week's column (originally posted on their blog) written by Jacqueline Reid Wachholz and the Hartman Center.

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The State of Things
11:32 am
Tue May 28, 2013

The Fight Over Abortion In North Carolina

Abortion activists at a rally in Miami.
Credit Danny Hammontree

A panel of experts discuss the fight over abortion legislation in North Carolina from The State of Things.

Host Frank Stasio speaks to a panel of experts to discuss the fight over abortion legislation in North Carolina. Jessica Jones is WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief; Suzanne Buckley is the Executive Director of NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) Pro-Choice North Carolina; Tami Fitzgerald is the executive director of North Carolina Values Coalition; and Erika Levi is an OB/GYN and abortion provider in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The State of Things
11:03 am
Tue May 28, 2013

A Writer, A Musician And A Photographer Walk Into The Casbah...

Photo featured in "Lost and Found" -- from NC Museum of Natural Sciences collection-Piranga olivacea
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Professor Diablo's True Revue

What happens when a writer, a musician and a photographer get together for a one-time performance at the Casbah in Durham? You'll have to show up to Professor Diablo's True Revue tonight at 8 p.m. to find out.

It's the brainchild of Durham writer Eric Martin. He got together with a friend at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, and they realized that they didn't see many cross-disciplinary performances in the area. They started bringing together area artists for these unique performance.

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Sports
10:24 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Duke Men's Lacrosse Team Seizes 2nd National Title

The Blue Devils celebrated after winning their second national title.
Credit Duke University

The Duke men's lacrosse team overcame an early deficit to beat Syracuse 16-10 for its second national title.  The Blue Devils began Monday's game by missing their first 11 shots on goal.  That allowed the Orange to race out to a 5-nothing lead into the second quarter. 

Duke head coach John Danowski said he felt the pressure of the game was a factor.

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Law
6:55 am
Tue May 28, 2013

E-Ban In Rockingham County

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Beginning June 1st, electronic devices will be banned from the Rockingham County Courthouse.

Rockingham County is implementing a ban on all electronics at its courthouse. There have not been any major security problems that triggered the new rule. Officials call the new measure a proactive step toward keeping the courthouse safe.

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Health
6:54 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Teen Birth Rate Dropping More Quickly In NC

Credit Montse PB via flickr, Creative Commons

North Carolina's teen birth rate is down significantly as more of them wait to have children. 

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about four percent of North Carolina teens are having children.  That's down more than one percentage point since 2007. 

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Special: State Of The ReUnion
10:16 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Special Program--State Of The ReUnion: Coming Home: Stories Of Veterans Returning From War

State of The ReUnion

Coming Home: Stories of Veterans Returning from War

More than two million veterans have come home so far from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For returning veterans, reintegrating into society can be a challenge. How do you find your place, when you’ve changed and the people you love don’t recognize you? When that old life is gone and you have to start a new one from scratch. In this hour State of the Re:Union explores reintegration and asks the question: how do you come back home from war?

Monday May 27 at noon and 9pm

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Weather
7:06 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Meteorologists Push Preparation Ahead Of Active Hurricane Season

Hurricane Ivan brought inland flooding to western and central North Carolina in 2004.
Credit NASA

Forecasters are urging North Carolinians to have an emergency plan for hurricanes before the season starts. 

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Education
4:34 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Jordan Lake Rules Threatened

Jordan Lake
Credit Dave DeWitt

Thousands of visitors are expected to visit Jordan Lake on this Memorial Day. It’s a popular spot for boaters, kayakers, and campers. It’s also at the center of an ongoing fight over clean water.

In 1997, the State Legislature began the long, arduous process of addressing pollution in Jordan Lake. Algae blooms caused by upstream runoff threatened recreational activity on the Lake, and the drinking water that serves much of western Wake County.

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