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Angry crowd boos North Carolina lawmakers over voting restrictions

North Carolina state lawmakers who voted to restrict voting rights faced an angry crowd in Charlotte on Wednesday. At a Central Piedmont Community College Mecklenburg Legislators Forum sponsored by the Charlotte Observer, PNC Bank and WTVI, the four republicans on the panel reportedly “often found themselves on the defensive before…

North Carolina man accused of killing and dismembering wheelchair-bound roommate

A 33-year-old North Carolina man faces a first-degree charge for allegedly killing his wheelchair-bound roommate, then using a hacksaw to dismember his body. WSOC-TV reported on Tuesday that Brian Hord was arrested at the apartment he shared with 70-year-old Richard Gentry in Gastonia, North Carolina, late Tuesday night. Authorities were…

92-year-old black woman sues just hours after North Carolina gov. signs voter ID law

Just hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a sweeping voter ID measure into law, a 92-year-old African-American woman has sued the state claiming that her constitutional rights had been violated. At a bill signing with no formal ceremony on Monday, McCrory quietly signed the Republican bill that…

North Carolina becomes first state to enact voter ID following Supreme Court ruling

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law on Monday a requirement that voters present photo identification at the polls, making it the first state to enact new voting restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a Civil Rights-era…

Maher: ‘Sad’ that the super-rich GOP takeover of NC ‘wasn’t even all that expensive’

HBO comedian Bill Maher is lamenting the fact that super-rich Republican activists were able to use the Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling to “take over” the state of North Carolina and “it wasn’t even all that expensive.” On his HBO show last week, Maher pointed out that North Carolina “is…

North Carolina officials shut down Asheville abortion clinic

Even as state legislators in North Carolina wrangle over new proposed statewide restrictions on abortion, health officials shut down one of the state’s few remaining abortion clinics on Wednesday. According to Asheville’s ABC Channel 13, FemCare women’s health center in Asheville had its license suspended after the facility failed to…

North Carolina governor signs Texas-style anti-abortion bill

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) has signed an anti-abortion bill on Friday that allows the state’s health agency to impose strict regulations that match those of outpatient surgical centers, according to the pro-choice group NARAL North Carolina. Though McCorory had previously objected to the bill because he thought the…

Same-sex couples still face discrimination, despite DOMA downfall

Landmark supreme court decision has not solved problems faced by couples in states where gay marriage is not legal After a decade and a half posing as the friend, room-mate and, at a military hospital after the birth of their first child, the sister of her long-term partner, Ashley Broadway…

North Carolina becomes first state to disqualify itself for federal jobless benefits

A new law taking effect in North Carolina over the weekend will cut unemployment benefits for new claims and disqualify the state from receiving federal funds for the long-term jobless. According the The Associated Press, lawmakers passed the bill in February to accelerate the repayment of $2.5 billion federal debt…

North Carolina House votes to repeal landmark Racial Justice Act

Representatives in the North Carolina House voted 77-39 Wednesday to repeal a law that sought to address systematic racism in capital punishment cases. North Carolina’s Senate Bill 306 would repeal the Racial Justice Act (RJA). The 2009 law allowed death row inmates to have their death sentence converted to life…

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