August 26, 2014
Women’s Equality Day
Happy Women’s Equality Day! Stop Trying to Do It All: Today marks national Women’s Equality Day. It is the 94th anniversary of the passing of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. But the fight for women’s suffrage began long before 1920. American women have been demanding equality at least since 1848 – and here we are, in 2014, demanding equality still. Read more here.
Take what is yours, ladies: Sojourner Truth said “If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” It looks like we will have to do just that. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day across our nation. Not so much for the women of North Carolina. Read more here.
Sanders weighs Clinton challenge: Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats, plans to travel to two crucial presidential battleground states next month. Read more here.
HISD Recruits New Teachers Globally, Finds ‘Goldmine’ in North Carolina: Emanuel says it was a $13,000 difference for her to move here from Greensboro, North Carolina. Read more here.
McCrory says he will sign bill he believes is unconstitutional; seems to contradict previous approval of anti-choice legislation: In case you missed it over the weekend, Gov. Pat McCrory told an interviewer that he plans to sign the coal ash clean-up bill even though he believes that part of it is unconstitutional. This is from a story on WRAL.com. Read more here.
Koch brothers: Understanding the men with a major political impact: They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. They’re demonized by Democrats, who lack a liberal equal to counter their weight, and not entirely understood by Republicans, who benefit from their seemingly limitless donations. Read more here.
The 65 people who might run for president in 2016: Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he wasn’t running. Read more here.
House GOP’s anti-Obama lawsuit gets a price tag: House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Mich., said the firm has been contracted to represent the House in the district court civil suit. According to the contract, the lawsuit will cost the House up to $350,000, billed at a rate of $500/hour. Read more here.
Amidst Presidential Honors, Durham Business Tries to Keep Doors Open: Victoriano, a Marine Corps veteran, opened Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits earlier this year. Victoriano had struggled with post-traumatic stress after completing two tours as a sniper/team leader in Iraq. He dealt with those issues and, using his credit cards and confidence, he opened the coffee shop, hiring other veterans to help him run it. Now, after a summer lull, he must raise $27,000 dollars to keep the doors open. Read more here.
Road Worrier: NC DMV creates limbo for drivers with disabilities: In a lawsuit filed by Dickens and five other drivers with disabilities, a federal judge has ruled that DMV must answer allegations that its Medical Evaluation Program illegally discriminates against safe, capable drivers. Read more here.
Dosher trustees plan to meet on possible cuts: Dosher CEO Tom Siemers says the loss of physicians, increased costs, reduction in payments and reimbursements and increase in uncompensated care are to blame for the current financial situation. He says the hospital is not alone in this struggle. Read more here.