Attorneys General Perplexed With Department of Education Roll Back of Student Protections

Twenty-two state Attorneys General sent a letter on April 24, 2017 to Department of Education Secretary of Education and questioned her efforts to roll back protections of student loan debtors. The letter stated: “We, the undersigned Attorneys General of Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, …

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Proposed Wake Budget Includes Property Tax Increase

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Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County Manager Jim Hartmann rolled out a $1.26 billion proposed budget for 2017-18 that includes more money for area schools, raises for county employees and a property tax increase for residents. The proposed 1.45-cent increase to the county’s tax rate would add $29 to the annual tax bill for the owner of a $200,000 house. Hartmann …

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CFPB Sues Four Online Lenders for Collecting on Debts Consumers Did Not Legally Owe

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently took action against four online lenders – Golden Valley Lending, Inc., Silver Cloud Financial, Inc., Mountain Summit Financial, Inc., and Majestic Lake Financial, Inc. – for deceiving consumers by collecting debt they were not legally owed. In a suit filed in federal court, the CFPB alleges that the four lenders could not legally …

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With Highs in the 80s, 90s Each Day, Prepare for a Scorching Week

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Raleigh, N.C. — The official start of summer is still one month away, but it will be hard to tell. According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, temperatures will climb well into the 80s — and even the 90s — each day, making for one hot week. Temperatures were in the 60s early Monday morning and are expected to heat into …

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Enloe High to Recognize Dead Student at Graduation

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Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County school officials have softened their stance on memorializing students, allowing Enloe High School to recognize during its graduation ceremony next month a student who died last fall. Rachel Rosoff was shocked by an electrical current and then drowned in the swimming pool at the Heritage Point neighborhood, where she worked as as a lifeguard. Rosoff, …

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NC NAACP Leader to Give Details About Poor People’s Campaign

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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Rev. William Barber will provide details about his plans after he steps down as president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP to concentrate on a poor people’s campaign. Barber will hold a news conference Monday about his plans for the campaign, which will be organized in 25 states and Washington, D.C. He announced his …

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Wake Early College Student Charged With Rape in Campus Parking Lot

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Raleigh, N.C. — An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday on charges he raped a 16-year-old girl in a parking lot on Wake Technical Community College’s Northern Wake campus. Randy Bladermer Chavez-Argueta was arrested at his home at 1201 Kavkaz St. in Raleigh and charged with second-degree forcible rape. He was being held in the Wake County jail on $250,000 bail. …

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Gardner: Record-Setting Temps in the 90s Are on the Way

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Raleigh, N.C. — The official start of summer is still one month away, but it will be hard to tell. According to WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner, temperatures will climb well into the 80s — and even the 90s — each day, making for one hot week. Temperatures were in the 60s early Monday morning and warmed up into the mid-70s …

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