The Arc of Greensboro: Building Connection in Community for Those With Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Since 1953, the Arc of Greensboro has been connecting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities with their greater community. This member-based nonprofit works hard to showcase and educate the public on why those who have disabilities deserve to be treated with respect. In addition, this organization works tirelessly to show that those with disabilities have something extraordinary to offer the world around them.

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North Carolina’s Climate Crisis: A Tale of Drought, Wildfires, and the Urgent Need for Action

The parched lands of North Carolina are bearing stark witness to the intensifying climate crisis. For months, the skies have remained stubbornly dry, casting a pall of drought over the state. Asheville has not seen a significant downpour since late August, leaving its rain gauge yearning for a replenishing shower. The situation is echoed across the state, with Hickory, Southern Pines, and Reidsville all reeling from rainfall deficits.

Parents & Teachers Unite to Fight for Public Schools

North Carolina parents and educators are banding together to demand more resources and support for public schools. “Public School Strong” is an emerging group with over 500 members from various regions across the state. According to WRAL News, the group held a rally in Raleigh on Wednesday, November 15th. The parents and teachers marched and presented Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt with their survey showing that most North Carolinians support public schools.

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According to NC Republicans, “Separation of Church and State” Only Applies to Non-Christian Religious Groups

Historically, the Republican-controlled NC state legislature has included millions for fake abortion clinics in our state budgets, and after months of delays, the newly passed state budget for 2023-24 is no different. Nearly $26 million in funding is headed to a variety of religious organizations, including direct grants to specific churches as well as even more funding for fake abortion clinics often called “crisis pregnancy centers”. 

Custody Battle Continues Over Bob the Cat

There’s a cat custody battle brewing between two people in two different states. Does Bob/Maui the cat belong in Kansas or in North Carolina? A court may have to make that decision.

Gov. Cooper Condemns Republican’s Dragged Out Budget Negotiations

The state is closing in on another month with a budget. Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper underscored the impact of yet another delay – urging state Republicans to pass the state budget, which would close the healthcare coverage gap for many and give raises to thousands of North Carolinians.

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