The biggest economic downfall from the litigation could be the pulling of federal dollars from public schools in North Carolina, including the University System. Spellings said she and the board know those funds are “essential” to the 17-campus system’s operation.Gov. Pat McCrory, who is maybe legit starting to lose his mind, told FOX yesterday morning that all this HB 2 stuff is just one big ol' conspiracy against him. Here's a highlight:
“The board and I are completely committed and very clear that we can’t operate this place without federal funding,” Spellings said.
...Spellings did say there had been an open channel of dialogue between the system and the DOJ before the lawsuits were announced Monday. [Board chair Lou] Bissette added there has been continued conversation with the state General Assembly in the days since letters were sent from the DOJ to the University System, Governor Pat McCrory and the state Department of Public Safety notifying the agencies they were out of compliance with federal law.
Bissette described the conversations with lawmakers as “constructive” and “frequent.”
“The [lawmakers] we’ve talked to are very supportive of the University System,” Bissette said. “And many of them share some of the same frustrations that we do.”
"It's like big brother is all of a sudden descended upon our state in a very coordinated political way but actually, what the attorney general — what the national media is missing, this is no longer a mandate on North Carolina. They are making bathroom rules for every employer in the United States of America with over 15 employees and telling them that they must allow gender identity to be the new choice of what restroom or shower people use at a place of work.”A bad argument, argued poorly. That's our governor.
Leander Dewey Jones, 64, of Raleigh appeared in federal court Monday where he pleaded guilty to charges [of manufacturing child pornography]Foul Santa faces up to thirty years in prison. He'll be sentenced August 1.
Jones, who was employed as a Santa Claus and magician, was discovered producing child porn of two relatives, documents show.
On May 29, 2015, Jones brought his computer in for repair. While examining the computer for viruses and malware, the computer technician located a folder containing child porn.
The technician alerted the store owner. The owner then called Raleigh Police, who issued a search warrant of the computer and found about 4,000 images of child porn on Jones’ computer as well as on external hard drives.
Authorities also found about 1,000 images of child porn on CD’s and other discs.
Since the sanctuary city bill passed last fall, local governments have been banned from preventing their law enforcement officers from asking about a suspect’s immigration status. They also can’t stop law enforcement from sharing immigration information with federal authorities.Republican state senator Buck Newton, who is also running for attorney general, issued a statement supporting the bill.
But according to a news release Tuesday from Senate leader Phil Berger’s office, “several law enforcement officials have contacted lawmakers to raise concern that some local governments are not complying with the law.”
Filed Tuesday, Senate Bill 868 would set up a process for the state attorney general to investigate complaints about sanctuary city practices. Local governments found to be in violation would lose state funding for school construction and street projects.
Krzyzewski, 69, has five years left on his contract, which would take him through the 2020-21 season. [Duke athletic director Kevin] White fully expects Krzyzewski to still be on the sidelines at that point – and maybe even longer.Enjoy your day.
“Mike has a five-year contract in place and his intention is to honor that contract at a minimum,” White said. “Given his unparalleled passion for leadership and the sport of basketball it would not surprise me at all if Mike coaches beyond his current contact. To be sure, and I’ve said this many times, we have the greatest coach at any level and in any sport representing Duke University. So I’d stand behind any of that. And he’s in great shape.”