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    City of Greensboro named in ACLU Facebook complaint

    Staff and wire reports in the Greensboro News & Record say the City of Greensboro has been named in an American Civil Liberties Union complaint alleging Facebook ads recruiting potential employees—in Greensboro’s case police officers—were discriminatory: In one of the ads in the complaint, the city of Greensboro is…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2018
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    Winston-Salem’s $30 million neighborhood grant

    The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem once again is applying for a $30 million federal grant for improvements to the area around Cleveland Avenue Homes. What’s interesting is the City Council’s debate on the grant application. The issue—expanding the boundary for the grant that would include Old Salem and Innovation…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2018
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    Did you know China has a soybean reserve?

    Back in March, President Trump tweeted, “Trade wars are … easy to win.” A recent series of tweets by economist Lyman Stone casts doubt on that claim, at least as far as China is concerned:      …
    Jon Guze, September 19, 2018
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    Will Tillis hit the pause button on Kavanaugh vote?

    In case you missed it in the midst of Hurricane Florence, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of a sexual assault dating to his high school days. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Thom Tillis has a key role in whether or not the committee…
    Sam Hieb, September 17, 2018
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    Meanwhile, at the climate change summit…

    As we (supposedly) suffer from the effects of climate change here in North Carolina, way out on the left coast there are brave people (supposedly) working to alleviate the effects of said climate change. And the electric buses are running on time, but they’re–shall we say–somewhat under…
    Sam Hieb, September 15, 2018
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    More Courage than Sense?

    Under the headline, “Man plans to ride out Hurricane Florence on his boat,” the Greenville News reported yesterday: Rolling up some plastic windows on his 46-foot cabin cruiser Wednesday, Masten Cloer admitted he was nervous. A new weather forecast predicted Hurricane Florence changing paths to make a…
    Jon Guze, September 14, 2018
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    Leonard Pitts’ journalistic dog whistle

    Appearing in today’s Greensboro News & Record, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts says when the history of this (the Trump) era is written, the “non Fox News media” will be blamed for “surrendering to a boneless “both-sideism” that simulates professional impartiality at the cost of clarity and fact.” In other…
    Sam Hieb, September 13, 2018
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    $5 million campaign for victims rights constitutional amendment

    Charlotte Observer reports on the $5 million campaign to help pass the proposed amendment to the N.C. Constitution that would ensure victims rights. As I’m sure you’ve heard, the amendment is one of six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Associated Press (via the Observer) reports: The…
    Sam Hieb, September 11, 2018