North Carolina

Will Lanisha Bratcher go to jail for voting in North Carolina?

January 13, 2020

Lanisha Bratcher of Hoke County, North Carolina, might be going to jail because she voted. She is an American citizen of legal voting age, so that’s not the problem. Occupy Wall Street joined the NAACP as thousands marched in midtown Manhattan on December 10, 2011 to defend voting rights.But Bratcher’s an ex-convict, and in her […]

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Here’s what happened when this North Carolina mom mapped local cancer cases using GIS software

January 10, 2020

After a Mooresville, North Carolina, teenager was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, her mom realized that the child’s case was not unique to her home town.  So Susan Wind began collecting data, and, using her knowledge of geographic-information software, she plotted out thyroid cancer cases on a map.  What she discovered — an apparent cluster of thyroid […]

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