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Magazine Ranks North Carolina Number Four In Right Wing Political Ideology Business Climate

When people talk about businesses and business climate, never underestimate what it is, exactly, they're talking about. It's not the mom and pop businesses in North Carolina and across the nation; the ones that overwhelmingly are the greatest job creators. It's not the businesses for which many are on a shoestring budget, a namesake in a community, a passion or dream which is, or has come to, fruition. No, it's the big boys. And deep pocketed, politically influencing big boys.

Another magazine, another ranking. North Carolina gets top billing for 2014 based on "Passes tax-reform package hailed as by some as any state’s best in two decades." Or "Areas in North Carolina like Raleigh, Charlotte, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham have been great places for technology companies. The workforce in these areas have very talented candidates. The western part of the state does not fair as well.”

Community needs answers on shooting death of Jesus Huerta

Before the pressure cooker blows its top:

Durham Mayor Bill Bell has it right in saying that the Durham Police Department should release its internal report on the Nov. 19 death of 17-year-old Jesus “Chuy” Huerta, who was shot in the back seat of a police car.

Police Chief Jose Lopez, who has not handled the fallout from this incident well at all, has left people confused in his piecemeal discussion of the death. Lopez says that Huerta shot himself in the head while his hands were handcuffed behind his back and that gunshot residue was found on a glove the teen was wearing.

So far, we are being forced to accept this narrative: the 17 year-old was taken into custody while still retaining a gun on his person, was handcuffed while his gloves were still on, and then he was able to get his (gloved) hands on said hidden gun, and then shoot himself in the back of the head. An entire series of improbable if not impossible actions. Does the bullet that killed him match the firearm taken into evidence? You don't have to be an LEO to know what a "drop" gun is. Do the gloves fit? Unfortunately, Jesus can't be acquitted if they don't. This is a mess, and one that a blue wall can't contain.

Durham says it won't annex a new development. Legislators set to force them to do so.

First they passed a law that forbids municipalities from annexing communities against their wishes. Now they're planning to pass a law to force municipalities to annex communities even when the municipality doesn't want to. Well reported by IndyWeek.

The article mentions that Cal Cunningham is an attorney working to force Durham to move forward with the annexation.

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Durham Democrats Precinct 39 Annual Meeting

Attention Durham Democrats in Precinct 39!

Our annual precinct meeting will be held on Tueday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m., at our polling place, St. Stephens. Due to the unavailability of our current precinct chair (he's traveling abroad), the county party chair has graciously granted us an extra week to get ourselves organized in advance of our annual meeting.

For details, please visit our new website, http://www.durhamdems39.org/, which has details about the upcoming meeting and will be updated throughout the coming week.

We look forward to seeing you at St. Stephens next Tuesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. Come be a part of the future of our precinct!

Durham Democrats Precinct 39 Annual Meeting

Mar 12 2013 7:00 pm

Attention Durham Democrats in Precinct 39!

Our annual precinct meeting will be held on Tueday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m., at our polling place, St. Stephens. Due to the unavailability of our current precinct chair (he's traveling abroad), the county party chair has graciously granted us an extra week to get ourselves organized in advance of our annual meeting.

For details, please visit our new website, http://www.durhamdems39.org/, which has details about the upcoming meeting and will be updated throughout the coming week.

We look forward to seeing you at St. Stephens next Tuesday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. Come be a part of the future of our precinct!

2012 Grassroots Farm Team PAC endorsements

After a successful primary season that saw all three of our endorsed candidates successful, the Grassroots Farm Team PAC is back with a fresh round of endorsements, highlighting great young candidates from across North Carolina.

First we want to congratulate D. Cole Phelps on his primary win for Washington County Commissioner. He doesn't face a general election opponent and we're excited about seeing Commissioner Phelps next year!

In addition to continuing to support Drew Reisinger and Bill Luton, who were both endorsed in the spring and face Republican opposition in November, the Farm Team has chosen to endorse Phil Feagan, Jenifer Bubenik and Danielle Adams.

I need your help to stop fracking in North Carolina

Thank you so much for the your wonderful support and comments on my story about trying to stop the runaway fracking train in North Carolina. The need for clear evidence-based comments is urgent because the east coast Triassic Basins could be the most dangerous shale-gas plays in the America. These shallow ancient lakebed shale gas deposits, located near several North Carolina's most important rivers for water supply, are riddled with near vertical faults and basaltic (diabase) dikes. These vertical geologic structures and the shallow depth make the potential for accidental vertical transport of gas and drilling fluids much higher in these basins than for deep shale deposits like the Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania and New York.

Durham City Council unanimously passes resolution opposing Amendment One (+ vid from Mayor Bell)

This occurred last week but we've got a new video of Mayor Bill Bell's statement about the Amendment. I'm so proud of my town.


On Thursday, March 8, in a 6-0 vote, the city of Durham’s councilmembers encouraged voters to cast their upcoming ballots against an amendment to the state constitution that would strip the local government of the ability to provide domestic partner benefits such as health care to its public employees and their children, among other harms.

Why do people become sex workers?

Following is an interview with April, a Durham sex worker. This is her story.
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When I was growing up Mom nodded off all the time [on opiate pills] and in the morning I’d find her lying on the floor or wherever she’d passed out high the night before… My father was drunk all the time, my mother high on pills, so my brother and I raised ourselves. I learned to cook for myself when I was three and got myself up to get ready for school at age five. [My brother and I] were abused mentally a lot, and my Dad abused us physically too. We terrorized the neighborhood. We played with knives and ripped the shingles off houses.

Part 2: Capeless Crusader Wayne Goodwin Fights Insurance Fraud

The exploits of North Carolina’s Insurance Commissioner as crime fighter have been well-documented on this site and in other places, including countless news accounts and the official website of the Department of Insurance.

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