Missing from the budget debate

Here’s something you didn’t much about about during this week’s budget debate.

Al Delia, the secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, said about 15,000 senior citizens across the state will not receive services because agencies do not have enough funding…Elderly people who need in-home help and meals are particularly vulnerable, he said. About 6,500 people are on waiting lists statewide for in-home aid, and 3,500 are waiting for meals.

Remind me again while we are giving $500,000 in public money to a private culinary arts school in Charlotte.

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NC’s Tarheel Army Missile Plant is a toxic disgrace
Read the two-part story about the Army’s failure to clean up hazardous chemicals, which have contaminated a Black and Hispanic neighborhood for 30 years.

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Una antigua planta de misiles del Ejército ha contaminado un vecindario negro y latino durante 30 años.

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