Raise The Age

How 'Raise The Age' Would Help This Teen

Jun 15, 2017
Iisha Brown, left, and her daughter, Olivia Brown, 17. Because Olivia Brown lives in North Carolina, she was charged as an adult for a school fight last year, and now worries that with a criminal record, her chance at a successful life is ruined.
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The North Carolina Legislative Building
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A 3 a.m. vote at the state legislature last week resulted in the sudden transfer of $1 million from education, nutrition and cultural programs to pilot programs combating opioid addiction. The money was taken exclusively from districts represented by Democrats.