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  • There’s an App for That!

    I guess it was bound to happen. LegalFling is a smart phone app designed to help modern couples navigate America’s increasingly hazardous sexual landscape. From the company’s website: LegalFling records sexual consent in a legally binding agreement, which is verifiable through the blockchain.
    Jon Guze, January 16, 2018, 118 words
  • Big Agenda Agenda For Today’s Health and Human Services Committee Meeting

    If you’re interested in tuning into this morning’s Health and Human Services (HHS) committee meeting, it’s still going strong. Click here to access the audio. Today’s topics that have been discussed so far are: Get your flu shot! This year’s prevalence rate is slightly above last year,…
    Katherine Restrepo, January 16, 2018, 116 words
  • Charter school expansion: N&O style

    According to an inane editorial published by the News & Observer, But North Carolina has let charters grow too fast in number without contemplating their effect on regular public schools – and without GOP legislators bolstering funding for regular schools to offset the losses from more charters. I have…
    Terry Stoops, January 16, 2018, 96 words
  • Shooting on MLK Drive on MLK Day

    Greensboro Police Department news release: Greensboro Police Officers are currently investigating a reported shooting in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Guilford Metro 911 received a report of drive-by shooting at 2:33pm. The victim of the shooting was transported to Cone Hospital via private vehicle before police…
    Sam Hieb, January 16, 2018, 143 words
  • Megasite postmortem

    Greensboro News & Record explores what now that Toyota-Mazda has rejected the Greensboro-Randolph megasite. As you can imagine, local officials are encouraged: Former Greensboro Mayor Jim Melvin, a key player behind the megasite, says the next pitch is just a few phone calls and meetings away. “I personally don’t…
    Sam Hieb, January 16, 2018, 344 words
  • Blue-state responses to federal tax law

    Kyle Sammin writes at the Federalist website that blue-state governments are struggling to cope with the federal tax law change that limits federal taxpayers’ ability to write off state and local tax payments. In Democratic-majority states across the nation, state legislators are flailing blindly to find a way…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018, 253 words
  • Trump’s relationship with the GOP

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s interactions with other Republicans heading into this midterm election year. Republicans who once questioned President Trump’s competence or called him a “jackass” have spent recent weeks singing his praises and joining him on Air Force One as the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018, 210 words
  • Big Labor defends mandatory union membership

    Bill McMorris writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a legal filing he describes as “labor’s last stand.” One of the nation’s largest public sector unions defended mandatory unionism in a brief filed to the Supreme Court Friday. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018, 291 words
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