Tag: North Carolina
Brandi Gabbard.

Associated PressOctober 5, 2016
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2min10
Mandatory evacuations have been ordered in Brevard County, and voluntary evacuations have been activated in St. Lucie County, but Gov. Rick Scott urged other coastal residents potentially in harm’s way not to wait to be told to leave. The governor said during a Wednesday morning news conference that “if you’re able to go early, leave […]

Associated PressAugust 21, 2016
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6min3
Donald Trump‘s campaign expenses more than doubled last month, even as the Republican presidential nominee held his payroll to about 70 employees, aired zero television advertisements and undertook no significant operational build out across the country. Instead, about half of the campaign’s $18.5 million in spending was vacuumed up by Giles-Parscale, a web design and […]

Melissa RossMay 4, 2016
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A construction worker vandalized a prominent pro-LGBT mural in Jacksonville’s 5 Points neighborhood Thursday, and was dismissed. Both the “before” and “after” pictures of the mural are being widely shared on North Florida social media. The sign, which fronted the old Peterson’s 5 & Dime store, reads “You’ve been sharing bathrooms with transgender people your […]

Guest AuthorJanuary 7, 2016

8min11
“Keep it simple, stupid” (or KISS) is an adage that reminds us of the effectiveness of simplicity. From its origins in aeronautical engineering management, keeping it simple is usually good advice. At risk of being the contrarian, my argument is that sometimes things can be made too simple, especially where politics and economics intersect. To […]

Guest AuthorJanuary 9, 2016
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8min5
“Keep it simple, stupid” (or KISS) is an adage that reminds us of the effectiveness of simplicity. From its origins in aeronautical engineering management, keeping it simple is usually good advice. At risk of being the contrarian, my argument is that sometimes things can be made too simple, especially where politics and economics intersect. To […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 9, 2016
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6min6
Second of three parts. Civil forfeiture began as something relatively innocuous. Throughout most of U.S. history, civil forfeiture was primarily used to enforce duties and excise taxes. But this all changed during the 1980s, as law enforcement agencies around the nation began to realize that they could supplement their resources by pursuing civil forfeiture instead […]

Phil AmmannFebruary 10, 2016
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Last of three parts. Unlike Florida’s stagnant civil forfeiture laws, other states have worked to address the problem. New Mexico, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, and Washington, D.C. have joined North Carolina by either banning civil forfeiture or requiring a criminal conviction as a prerequisite for all forfeitures. This is in addition to other states, like California, […]


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