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What One Small Business Saw at the Raleigh Protests
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What One Small Business Saw at the Raleigh Protests

As nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue to intensify, Raleigh businesses have already suffered from the unrest that has followed peaceful protests. Here’s an ‘on the ground’ perspective on what one business in City Market experienced late Saturday night. On the following morning, it saw its community begin to pull itself back...

Legislature Progressing on Vote-by-Mail Reform
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Legislature Progressing on Vote-by-Mail Reform

Chances are, you could be voting by absentee ballot in this fall’s high-stake elections. And the North Carolina state legislature has made progress this week on a bill that would make voting by mail more convenient. Having passed through the House yesterday, it will begin its Senate process. House Bill 1169 (which would give voters more options in...

New Leader Named for North Carolina Unemployment Benefits Office
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New Leader Named for North Carolina Unemployment Benefits Office

There has been a shake-up at the very top of the North Carolina unemployment benefits office, amid growing criticism of how the state has handled the unprecedented surge of unemployment claims during the coronavirus crisis. This personnel change could improve the state’s response to skyrocketing unemployment claims. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that former lawmaker Pryor Gibson will be the new assistant secretary overseeing the Division...

Uncertainty Growing Between Charlotte, GOP Convention and Trump
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Uncertainty Growing Between Charlotte, GOP Convention and Trump

The Twitter-fueled controversy over the upcoming Republican National Convention in Charlotte is becoming more contentious, with President Trump now threatening to pull the convention from the Queen City unless state officials allow “full attendance.”  In response, NC Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen has requested a written COVID-19 safety plan from the convention’s CEO, Marcia Kelly. ...

Reopening Phase 2 May Happen This Weekend
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Reopening Phase 2 May Happen This Weekend

The key word here is ‘may.’ Governor Roy Cooper is hoping North Carolina can move into Phase 2 of his three-phase reopening plan later this week.  The Governor made the comment at a news conference Monday. Many business owners and consumers had earmarked that conference, hoping for more information so that they could plan ahead....