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Anti-vaccine movement on the rise in Buncombe County

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the percentage of kindergarteners in Buncombe County with religious exemptions from vaccination requirements has jumped to 4.22% for the current school year — five times the state average and well above the rate of surrounding counties… More

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NC CEOs make 108 times the average worker salary

According to the annual AFL-CIO salary survey, chief executives in North Carolina made an average salary of $4.2 million in 2013 — 108 times the average worker income of $38,894 in the state.

When compared to minimum wage workers who make $7.25 per hour in North Carolina, the disparity jumps to a 277:1 ratio…

Major Duke shareholders say board members failed their duty over coal ash spill

Via Bloomberg, citing the February coal ash spill, major retirement funds in California and New York say Duke Energy’s board failed to meet its oversight obligation. Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) shareholders should vote against four board members for lapses that led to a February coal-ash spill that fouled a North Carolina River, the California Public […]

NC Supreme Court to review Racial Justice Act rulings

Two cases scheduled to be heard by the N.C. Supreme Court Monday morning may determine the fate of dozens of death row prisoners waiting to appeal their sentences under the now-defunct Racial Justice Act.

The law, which allowed inmates to have their sentences commuted to life without parole if they could prove race played a significant role in the decision to seek the death penalty, was repealed last summer… More

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About those vote fraud numbers

  One of the more charged moments in the recent flurry of legislative committee meetings ahead of the primary and the short session, was the … More

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