Submitted by Martha Brock on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 1:29pm
A WRAL News review of thousands of pages of emails and other public records shows that for more than a month starting July 15, counties across the state struggled with a buggy, sluggish system that frequently froze up and prevented workers from keying in cases. By the time the NC FAST team identified the problem as a simple browser compatibility issue in late August, almost 70,000 food stamp customers statewide – many of them families with children – were waiting on overdue benefits, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
That's 8.5 percent of the number of clients the state currently serves every month.
Holiday gift: Need the perfect gift for your Moral Monday protester this holiday season? Progress NC, a frequent McCrory opponent, is selling bumper stickers that say “one-term Pat” and are punctuated with a cookie. “With his multiple missteps and misstatements, Governor McCrory is doing his best to make himself a one-term politician. We just want to help him out. It's our gift to him,” Gerrick Brenner writes.
Today, we know Nelson Mandela as the man who ended apartheid and inspired the world with his steadfastness and his forgiveness. But that legacy was very nearly extinguished by the death penalty.
The night before his sentencing at the 1964 trial for his resistance to a racist government, Mandela prepared himself to be executed. He scrawled an unapologetic statement that he planned to read to the judge after the sentence was handed down. Thankfully, he never used those notes.
Submitted by john heuer on Tue, 12/10/2013 - 12:54am
On Wednesday, December 11, award winning folksinger Tom Neilson will perform for the "146 years of peacemaking" benefit concert for the Orange County Peace Coalition and Balance & Accuracy in Journalism. Wes Hare and John Heuer will be sharing their birthday cakes at the Church of Reconciliation, 110 N. Elliot Rd Chapel Hill. The concert starts at 7:00pm.
For an update on the Orange County Peace Coalition ...
Submitted by Martha Brock on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 6:34pm
Figures used on Sunday talk show came from "Daily Caller interview with Christopher Conover, a research scholar at Duke University and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
According to Conover, Rogers, if anything, understated his case: Conover says "at least" 129 million people will lose their coverage by the end of 2014."
How does Conover reach such a startling estimate? By redefining what it means to lose your coverage.
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