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Sonia Rao


City & State

For some Black families in CHCCS, remote learning is a "breath of fresh air"

Courtney McLaughlin, mother of three CHCCS students, said some Black families have felt more included in their students’ education during remote learning.  Instead of teachers communicating less, she said her kids’ teachers have been communicating with her more than ever. “This is the first time a lot of Black families have had that experience of having, I guess, a little bit of power, and a little bit of say-so,” she said. “I know what my kids learn; I know how he’s being treated during the day. I can hear it in the next room.”

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Before You Vote Episode 1: Your Vote Matters

Voting is complicated. Before You Vote is a new podcast from The Daily Tar Heel's City and State desk breaking down all you need to know about voting before the 2020 election.  In its first episode, City and State Editor Sonia Rao talks with Joe Killian, an investigative reporter for NC Policy Watch, and Bob Phillips, executive director of Common Cause North Carolina about the impact of the student vote in North Carolina. This episode is produced by Meredith Radford.

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veterans memorial

U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C. speaks during the Orange County Veterans Day event at the Orange County Veterans Memorial on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

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