Submitted by Neels Fox on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 9:59am
The most surprising thing about the threat of hydraulic fracturing ﴾“fracking”) is how many people are unaware of the danger, and it’s already happening in 34 states! It has been described as possibly the largest health experiment in U.S. history, yet most people have no idea what I’m talking about if I bring up the subject in conversation. I’ve never been an activist or someone who is obsessive about politics. I am just a person who loves my tiny little plot of land. I appreciate my trees and wildlife. I simply want to have clean water for myself, my family, my friends, and my pets.
The story of Nathan Tabor would be a tale worth telling if it weren't so typical of Republican arrogance. He shows up late to file for election, lies about what really happened, and now wants preferential treatment because ... because ... because ... he's incapable of managing his own schedule?
Submitted by persondem on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 10:49pm
I'll keep this short. I found an excellent article on RealClearPolitics from the L.A. Times today concerning global warming. It contains numerous links to back up its clearly stated assertions. Some salient quotes:
.... from the dawn of human civilization until the 19th century, the concentration was about 275 parts per million, and that many scientists believe 350 parts per million is a sort of tipping point: Irreversible impacts and feedback loops start to kick in.
... as of January, the Earth's atmosphere contained 393 parts per million of carbon dioxide. And rising.
Submitted by Martha Brock on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 6:21pm
RALEIGH, N.C. — The list of candidates who filed Feb. 13-29 with the North Carolina State Board of Elections for statewide and federal offices as of Wednesday afternoon, with name as to be listed on ballot, hometown of address provided and party (when applicable).
For General Assembly, Superior Court judge, District Court judge and district attorney candidates, go to http://www.ncsbe.gov
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 4:56pm
I've just received an email that Stanly County has a complete slate of Democratic candidates for the May primary. That incudes two Democratic challengers and two Republican challengers to the two incumbent Republican Commissoners. This could be interesting! (No, James, Alcoa is not behind it.)
In my morning update on recent news, I neglected to mention an exciting development in postdigital journalism, a new venture called NC Health News started by veteran WUNC reporter Rose Hoban.
From what's I've learned, this is primarily a self-funded venture, which means I'm here to pass the hat among those of you who value good reporting at the intersection of healthcare and public policy. If you can contribute, please do.
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