For North Carolina liberals intent on recovering some political power in Raleigh, a funny thing happened on the way to a quorum: Reality intruded on their most-cherished claims about the two biggest issues in North Carolina politics.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time for family friends, and reflection on the blessings in our lives.
As the Durham Police Chief, I fully understand my responsibility to be transparent on controversial issues and cases, particularly in light of recent officer-involved shootings.
Janet Northern, director, agency communications at McKinney, the advertising agenc yheadquartered in American Tobacco says “McKinney Designer Nick Jones was asked to create a new logo for Urban Ministries of Durham. When he presented it to the agency and UMD employees and board members on November 19, he made the following speech. His words are an elegant reminder of the power of connection, of what can happen when businesses and nonprofits work together.”
During the first two weeks of October, members of Congress orchestrated a government shutdown that resulted in an incredibly wasteful $24 billion hit to the U.S. economy. Think of this contrast: With a pledge of just $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the United States could set the stage to save 10 million lives over the next three years.
People who want an increase in the Triangle’s access to healthy, locally grown fresh produce and locally made foods should be gravely concerned about actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Despite the polarization in our government and populace, there is reason to take heart. While we may be miles apart on some controversial issues, Americans are in broad agreement on one crucial thing -- the system is not working.
In 1987, shortly before I was recruited to jump start the community’s marketing arm, Durham conducted its first inventory of natural assets focused on natural areas and rare plant species.
Education research clearly documents that investments in early childhood programs are among the smartest investments that states can make.
Several years ago, the city of Durham announced that it had developed a 10-year program to eradicate local homelessness. Several years ago, city officials stated that additional housing for the poor and underprivileged was one of the city’s most sincere concerns.
When my grandmother was a little girl, state fairs didn’t have multiple rides named “Vortex” or competing, synthesized dance music coming from large stereos, and I don’t think you had to wash up with anti-microbial soap after petting the world’s biggest hog. It was a simpler time, maybe. But fairs in those days had one feature I am glad we’ve lost.
Let me show you all the ways education happened in a recent week at Riverside High School:
Is it the time of bread and circuses in Durham? Bread and circuses were the tradition in ancient Rome to buy voter loyalty with frivolous entertainment to distract citizens from government waste and lack of planning.
Jolting! Appalling! Those are the first words that hit me after reading Joe Polich’s op ed piece documenting Durham poverty. (The Herald-Sun, Oct. 23)
I’m a good liberal. I listen to NPR, vote Democrat, eat cage-free eggs and drink fair-trade, organic coffee. Living in Durham for the past 12 years, it has become easy to think that most people tend to see things as I do.