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$470.6 million city budget proposed for 2020-2021

    $470.6 million city budget  proposed for 2020-2021

$470.6 million city budget proposed for 2020-2021

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Proposed ordinance could increase affordable workforce housing

    Proposed ordinance could increase affordable workforce housing

City Council members James Taylor and Denise Adams proposed an ordinance that would increase the percentage of workforce housing units in city funded dwellings, and prohibit property managers from denying housing based on an applicant’s criminal record.

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Joe Biden’s plan for empowering Black America

    Joe Biden’s plan for empowering Black America

When former Vice President Joe Biden sat for an exclusive live stream interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., in February, the now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said it was crucial to secure the black vote if he is to unseat President Donald Trump in November 2020.

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Vote absentee in November to avoid possible exposure to coronavirus

    Vote absentee in November to avoid possible exposure to coronavirus

Vote absentee in November to avoid possible exposure to coronavirus

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Federal COVID-19 checks: What they mean and who might get left out

  Federal COVID-19 checks: What they mean and who might get left out

Much has been made of the direct cash payments included in the CARES Act, passed by Congress to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing emergency aid was the right move, but this step alone won’t solve the financial challenges facing North Carolina families or pull the state out of a rapidly deepening economic hole.

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Civil rights groups file emergency lawsuit to demand governor, state officials protect incarcerated people from COVID-19

  Civil rights groups file emergency lawsuit to demand governor, state officials protect incarcerated people from COVID-19

The ACLU of North Carolina, Disability Rights North Carolina, Emancipate NC, Forward Justice, and the National Juvenile Justice Network filed a lawsuit today seeking emergency action to prevent the deadly spread of COVID-19 in the state’s prisons by reducing the number of people who are incarcerated in state facilities.

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Kevin Mundy hopes to fill Dan Besse’s seat on City Council

  Kevin Mundy hopes to fill Dan Besse’s seat on City Council

Kevin Mundy hopes to fill Dan Besse’s seat on City Council

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Michael Banner looks to unseat Scippio

  Michael Banner looks to unseat Scippio

Earlier this month, incumbent Annette Scippio won the Democratic bid for East Ward on the Winston-Salem City Council. For as

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McCoy looks to provide “a new way forward” for the NE Ward

  McCoy looks to provide “a new way forward” for the NE Ward

Earlier this month, longtime city native Paula McCoy announced her plans to run as an unaffiliated candidate for the Northeast Ward on the Winston-Salem City Council.

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Hanes Burke takes Northeast Ward

  Hanes Burke takes Northeast Ward

In Tuesday’s primary election, Barbara Hanes Burke, Vivian Burke’s daughter-in-law, defeated challengers Morticia “Tee-Tee” Parmon and Keith King to fill the vacant seat left by Vivian Burke who is retiring.

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