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Life & Family Issues Archives

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    War on poverty is deadly

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    America's half-century long War on Poverty has been a failure. How the war was lost is the topic Robert Rector describes in an insightful piece  in this morning's Wall Street Journal. Rector writes: Do higher living standards for the poor mean that the war on poverty has succeeded? No. To judge the effort, consider LBJ's […]

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    The Knock Out Game – Should the Behavior of Some Be Condoned Because of Age?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Netsmart

    We have all seen it in the news — the sick new fad called the “Knockout Game.”  An innocent person becomes a victim of someone who just takes a punch at someone who isn’t expecting it. How do we punish the people who are playing this “game” — and should we differentiate between juveniles and […]

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    Town Puts Price Tag on Openness

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Netsmart | Tagged

    Imagine trying to get public records from your town and the official response is that you owe them $26 an hour for the documents. Well, this is not a nightmare; it happened recently in Middlesex, N.C.  According to the Wilson Times, the town of Middlesex told someone who requested public records he needed to pay […]

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    Local Government Frustrations

    Posted in Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By Civitas Staff

    Dear City of Rocky Mount, I received a letter from you in the mail saying, “You are invited to attend an information meeting to be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013…The purpose of this meeting is to inform you and your neighbors of a proposed rezoning request…”  Needless to say, the letter left me with […]

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    Racial Justice Act Cases Head to North Carolina Supreme Court

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Public Safety By Netsmart | Tagged , ,

    Imagine turning your car radio on and hearing that your loved ones’ convicted murderer will now have his case heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court. Friday afternoon some victims’ families learned they would be going to yet another court for their love one’s murderer.  Three cases were heard in late 2012 under an appeal […]

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