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    IN BOX: Speaker Moore Proposes Legislation Cracking Down on Riots and Civil Disorder

    I received this news release from House Speaker Tim Moore’s office on Monday, about a bill likely to be taken up in the next few days. Raleigh, N.C. – Today, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) along with Reps. McNeill (R-Moore, Randolph), Miller (R-Brunswick) and Sauls (R-Lee) introduced legislation significantly increasing penalties…
    Donna Martinez, May 4, 2021
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    Teachers threaten strike and protests over plan to award raise, bonuses

    Senate Bill 818 includes an experienced-based “step” salary increase and a $350 bonus.               Just a reminder of pay increases approved by lawmakers:…
    Terry Stoops, June 11, 2020
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    Contrasting Opinions: Police Reform

    On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Carolina Journal published two opinion columns side by side on police reform. Syndicated columnist John Hood’s piece is headlined “Law enforcement: Police misconduct is everyone’s problem. Next to it is the column authored by Amy Cooke, publisher of Carolina Journal. Her piece is titled “Law…
    Brenee Goforth, June 10, 2020
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    The right and wrong way to teach children about protests

    In response to racial justice protests this weekend, a Cabarrus County Schools music teacher shared a series of slides from @wokekindergarten.  Teachers should try to help children make sense of their world, but this is nothing more than anti-police propaganda.              …
    Terry Stoops, June 1, 2020