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Rita Thompson Swords, 73, was sterilized by the state when she was a 21-year-old unwed mother.  John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer
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January 21, 2015, No comments

Advocates for North Carolina’s eugenics victims are asking state lawmakers to close what they see as a loophole that may be making victims ineligible for compensation.

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WNC’s US House reps vote to roll back immigration order

January 16, 2015, Comments Off

Less than two months after President Barack Obama unveiled an executive order aimed at protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation ...

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Asheville, Robbinsville child-care facilities earn ‘breastfeeding-friendly’ designations

January 12, 2015, Comments Off

The N.C. Division of Public Health launched its first North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations recently, awarding the distinction ...

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12 months of disclosures: What Carolina Public Press revealed in 2014

December 18, 2014, Comments Off

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press' investigative rep ...

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    NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released
    October 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest ...