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Pets for Vets

Veterans can now adopt a furry friend at a discount from the SPCA of the Triad, due to a new partnership with a national nonprofit that helps military members find their animal match.

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Racial disparities in traffic stop actions not improved by special directive

GREENSBORO, NC — In response to an article in the New York Times about racial disparities in Greensboro Police Department traffic stops, Greensboro police chief Wayne Scott issued a special directive in November of 2015 instructing officers not to pull over vehicles just for equipment infractions. Initial results were touted by police, politicians and media as indications of success. But a closer look at the data shows the directive has no effect on disparities in what happens after a traffic stop—searches and arrests.

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Fearful America

Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes is right: It is the “silly season” … if ill-informed people think President Obama’s latest executive action on firearms means they can’t get a pistol permit.
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City Council to repeat mistake of the past

GREENSBORO, NC — Having the Community Resource Board make funding recommendations for nonprofits had been abolished by a previous City Council because it was determined that it didn’t serve any useful purpose. Now it is being brought back, but there is no reason to think that it won’t fail just as that board under its old name failed.

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Yvonne Johnson: Okay with “the loudness”

GREENSBORO, NC — Commenting on the Greensboro Police Department’s use of their newly acquired controversial sound device, Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson declares she is “okay with the loudness.” Others express concern over its use as a weapon that can cause injury and interfere with First Amendment rights.

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