“Durham is a progressive and forward-thinking city. Why are we building a nineteenth-century fixed rail system?” Read more

Letters to the Editor

“I remember when Amendment 1 was being passed and how inhuman my now-wife and I felt.” Read more

Alternative Wedding Guide

“Single-family zoning is a cause of racial disparities, wealth disparities.” Read more

Durham County

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A young, diverse crop of candidates says the powers-that-be have failed their generation Read more

Wake County


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He needs it, so he feeds it Read more



Cliff Jenkins

“We are against racism, we are against Islamophobia, we are against anti-Semitism, and we are against occupation abroad.” Read more

North Carolina


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“The only place I feel fully secure is at my masjid. I will not be intimidated, and I will not be kept from God.” Read more

North Carolina


By Cliff Jenkins

We’re supposed to call these things Citrix Cycles. Yeah. Read more

Wake County

We’re setting the odds. You send the money. (Checks payable to cash, please.) Read more


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Photo courtesy of ICE

House Bill 370 would require detention facilities to honor detainer requests from ICE, which multiple federal courts have found unconstitutional. Read more

North Carolina

“We used to fight together for the things we cared about. Now it seems like we just fight with each other.” Read more

Wake County


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Duke faces a class-action suit over an alleged no-poach agreement with UNC’s medical school. Read more

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Here’s what our readers told us this week Read more

Letters to the Editor


Alex Boerner

The new Durham Expunction and Restoration program has already dismissed more than 70,000 traffic and criminal cases, but expanding it will require resources—and political will. Read more

Durham County


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Long has served nearly 43 years in North Carolina prisons for a rape he says he didn’t commit, following a 1976 trial he calls a racist sham. Read more

North Carolina

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Jordan Green

The student, Julia Pulawski, was convicted on two counts of assaulting an officer based on what she calls “false testimony.” Read more

Orange County



On Monday, the transit agency asked for more light-rail negotiations. Today, Duke declined. Read more

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And other things our readers told us this week Read more

Letters to the Editor

“You all started a culture of activism on campus that has kept the university accountable for the last fifty years.” Read more

Durham County

A new ProPublica project shows the academic achievement gap all over the country—and in North Carolina. Read more

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