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  1. A Call For The Economic Boycott Of North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | Switched

    In recent years, the Republican leadership in the state of North Carolina has built a worldwide reputation for intolerance and bigoted narrow-mindedness. Since its recent loss of the governorship, however, the General Assembly has completely upended the democratic process and engaged in nothing short of a modern-day political and policy coup d'A tat.


  2. North Carolina News Anchor Grips Handcuffs During Election Polling SegmentRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2016 | Switched

    A news anchor at a CBS affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina, clutched handcuffs for no apparent reason during a segment on election polling last Tuesday. Just before summarizing the close North Carolina election polling performed by nearby Elon University, WFMY News anchor Morgan Hightower put down a tablet she had been holding and picked up a pair of handcuffs.


  3. Pharrell: This Election Is Too Important To Sit OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2016 | Switched

    "If you've every been called a 'minority' ever in your life... go out and show everybody that you're actually really the majority." On Thursday during a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina , Williams joined Hillary Clinton as he urged attendees to vote for the "I'm not here to defend Hillary.


  4. Federal Judge Calls North Carolina Voter Cancellation Process 'Insane'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Switched

    North Carolina's process for challenging voter registrations seems to be outdated and " insane ," said U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs on Wednesday. Biggs made the comment during an emergency hearing scheduled after the North Carolina NAACP filed a lawsuit demanding county election boards stop cancelling voter registrations.


  5. North Carolina NAACP Sues State Over Voter SuppressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Switched

    The North Carolina NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit to stop county election boards in the state from canceling voter registrations - in what the group argues is an effort by the state Republican Party to suppress the black vote. Thousands of voter registrations have already been canceled by election boards in Beaufort, Moore and Cumberland counties because a mailing to the voters' addresses was returned as undeliverable.


  6. HUFFPOLLSTER: Hillary Clinton Leads In Post-Debate Polls And HuffPost's ForecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2016 | Switched

    If current trends hold, Clinton is the solid favorite to win in November. Post-debate state and national polls show the margin between Clinton and Trump increasing.


  7. Investors Worth $2.1 Trillion Want NC To Flush 'Bathroom Bill'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2016 | Switched

    The fallout from North Carolina's House Bill 2 continues six months after Gov. Pat McCrory signed it into law. In the latest blow to the controversial " bathroom bill ," 60 investment managers from across the country representing more than $2.1 trillion in managed assets have called for the state to repeal the law, which effectively bars transgender people from using the restroom that best corresponds with their gender identity.


  8. North Carolina Agrees 'Bathroom Bill' Is Hurting The State's ReputationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | Switched

    While North Carolina residents are divided on their approval of the state's controversial "bathroom bill," the majority of them agree that HB2 has succeeded in one area: making the Tar Heel State look bad. A poll by the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute released Wednesday found that slightly more than a third of likely North Carolina voters polled in a multi-question survey supported HB2, while 55 percent disapproved of the law.


  9. How Driving Less Can Save You More on Auto Insurance PremiumsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2016 | Switched

    If you've ever applied for auto insurance you know your insurer will ask how many miles you drive each year. What may be surprising, however, is the impact those annual miles may have on your car insurance premiums.


  10. Indie Folk Band Responds To NC's Anti-Queer Law In An Amazing WayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Switched

    After North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2 took effect in March, a number of A-list musical acts , including Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam , responded by canceling their scheduled performances in the Tar Heel State in protest. Others, such as Beyonc and Jimmy Buffett , opted to move forward with their shows while denouncing the anti-LGBT legislation, which prohibits transgender people from using the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity and restricts cities from passing non-discrimination laws.


  11. Corporate America Stood Up For LGBT Rights. So Why Is It Supporting A Platform For Donald Trump?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Switched

    Progressive groups think corporations should not sponsor the GOP convention, since Donald Trump, whose campaign has been fueled by bigotry and xenophobia, is the presumptive party nominee. When North Carolina passed a law in March effectively sanctioning LGBT discrimination , corporate America turned up the heat on the Tar Heel State.


  12. Avant-garde activism: North Carolina's grassroots war against HB2Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2016 | Switched

    Ever since North Carolina's state government was taken over by tea party Republicans, people in the Tar Heel State have become used to seeing their state making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. And thanks to Gov. Pat McCrory's new anti-transgender law known as HB2 -- and the federal civil rights lawsuit it has provoked -- the negative coverage of North Carolina has grown at an exponential rate over the last few months.


  13. The Orwellian Plot to Unseat North Carolina Governor McCroryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Switched

    To reasonable Americans, it would appear that the backlash over North Carolina's HB2 legislation is the reaction to an egregious injustice. The "bathroom bill" is a far-reaching piece of legislation that denies basic rights to LGBT individuals.


  14. Nick Jonas And Demi Lovato Scrap North Carolina Shows Over Anti-LGBT LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Switched

    Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas announced the cancellation of the Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina shows on their " Honda Civic Tour: Future Now " today over the state's recent anti-queer legislation known as House Bill 2 . The stars shared the news on their social media accounts, individually tweeting the following image along with the hashtag #RepealHB2.


  15. 'Family' Group Plans Target Boycott Over Store's Trans Bathroom PledgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Switched

    Target's pledge to allow its transgender employees and customers to use the bathroom or fitting room that best aligns with their gender identity isn't sitting well with one extremist group. The American Family Association has launched an online petition calling for supporters to boycott Target, accusing the Minnesota-based retail giant of putting female customers at risk by allowing "men" to use women's restrooms under the new policy.


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