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Federal lawsuit over Asheville park ban heading toward settlement

A federal lawsuit challenging Asheville’s decision to ban local activists from using city parks is near a settlement. A notice filed Tuesday in US District Court prompted a judge in the case to cancel a hearing that had been scheduled later this week.

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Federal Appeals Court rules against Greensboro police officer who fatally shot suspect

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals will allow the family of Joseph Lopez to continue pursuing its federal lawsuit against the Greensboro Police officer who shot and killed Lopex in 2021. Officer Matthew Hamilton had argued that federal qualified immunity and North Carolina’s public official immunity protected him from the Lopez estate’s suit.

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State’s high court will take up teen’s forced COVID vaccination case

The North Carolina Supreme Court will consider the case of a Guilford County teenager who was vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021 despite his objections and without parental consent. A court order Thursday confirmed that the high court will take up the case of Tanner Smith, who was 14 when he faced the forced vaccination.

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Opinion

For healthy civil society, politics needs to stay in its lane

Political and cultural causes are important. They motivate us to make the world around us better and hone our sense of justice. Also, the excitement of fighting the good fight can be, for lack of a better word, fun. But everything has its time and place. And even if we think a particular political issue...

David Larson