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OUR VOICE, THANK YOU, GOVERNOR PERDUE

We sincerely hope that now that, at long last, a certain peace can be restored to the shattered lives of the surviving members of the Wilmington Ten, and to the family members Jerry Jacobs, William Joe Wright, Anne Sheppard and Connie Tindall all of whom are deceased. ...

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Our Voice, “Sad. sad, sad”

As the clock counts down to Gov. Beverly Perdue’s decision whether to grant pardons of innocence to all of the Wilmington Ten – and we certainly hope she does – we’ve been noticing something expected, yet peculiar. ...

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Our Voice, Guest Editorial by Marian Wright Edelman, Families struggle: Child poverty remains epidemically high

The U.S. Census Bureau’s new poverty data for the states show millions of families struggling mightily to keep their heads above water in the wake of the Great Recession. Fourteen states saw statistically significant increases in their child poverty rates, 26 states saw small increases, and nine states and the District of Columbia saw small declines in child poverty rates last year. ...

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Our Voice, The story of American Struggle, Guest Editorial by U.S. Congressman John Lewis

Next year this nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 2013. ...

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OUR VOICE, “WE’LL GET IT DONE, CONNIE”–WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2012

It is truly sad, indeed, that Connie Tindall, 62, will be laid to rest tomorrow, never seeing what he wanted more than anything else -- having his name cleared by the state of North Carolina for crimes he did not commit as a member of the Wilmington Ten ...

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OUR VOICE: Guest Editorial by Katherine McFate: “It’s past time to strengthen state oversight of fracking”

I first heard about fracking (the drilling of natural-gas wells using a method known as hydraulic fracturing) in 2009 when environmental advocates charged that natural-gas drilling could endanger New York City's water resources. ...

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