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Friday June 2nd


Former employees of IZA Whiskey & Eats allege owner allowed workplace misconduct, harassment

Several former workers at IZA Whiskey & Eats, a popular Carrboro restaurant, have brought forward allegations of employee mistreatment and negligence against Yung Nay, the owner and founder.  They claim Nay poorly handled sexual harassment in the workplace and failed to fairly compensate back-of-house employees.  A former back-of-house worker, who requested to remain anonymous, also said they noticed hours missing from their paycheck while employed at the restaurant. 

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Supporters of abortion rights gather in Raleigh to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

N.C. House passes bill to increase punishments for rioters, could overturn veto

On Feb. 8, the state House of Representatives passed House Bill 40, which increases the punishments for rioting or harming first responders and property during a protest.  H.B. 40, the Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder bill, would punish those who participate in a riot while showing a weapon or using a dangerous substance with a Class H felony, which has a maximum sentence of 39 months in prison.

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A sign indicating where to submit ballots at First Baptist Church in Chapel Hill on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

N.C. Republicans introduce bill to restrict mail-in voting return dates

Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly filed Senate Bill 88 on Feb. 9, proposing amendments that would restrict deadlines for mail-in ballots.  Currently, all mail-in ballots may be received by the county board of elections no later than 5 p.m., three days after Election Day, stipulating that the ballot must be postmarked by Election Day.  S.B. 88 would require all mail-in ballots must be received by the board of elections no later than 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

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