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Five things to have on your radar this week

#1 – Today is September 11th – a National Day of Service and Remembrance – a chance to pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and first responders in the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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#2 – On Tuesday, the House Select Committee on Judicial Redistricting meets at 1:00 p.m. in Room 544 of the Legislative Office Building.

The judicial maps are expected to pass the House before the end of the year, but it’s unclear if the Senate will be on board. The meeting is open to the public and the audio will be live-streamed here.

Policy Watch’s Melissa Boughton will provide coverage.

#3 – The Environmental Management Commission (EMC) has scheduled committee meetings on Wednesday with the full EMC meeting on Thursday. Of particular note, Wednesday afternoon there will be a special presentation on emerging chemicals with members discussing Chemours and recent contamination of the Cape Fear River. The meetings will be held in the Archdale Building, 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh.

Lisa Sorg, Policy Watch’s environmental reporter, will be there and live-tweeting Wednesday’s meeting.

#4 -On Wednesday, the NC Justice Center’s Education & Law Project, in partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Advocates for Children’s Services will be hosting Back-to-School Legal Clinics from the Justice Center’s downtown Raleigh office.

All are welcome and encouraged to bring questions and concerns surrounding school discipline, enrollment procedures and considerations for students needing Special Education services.
Dates:

Please call the Legal Aid Helpline at 866-219-5262 with any questions about the clinic.

#5 – And we wrap-up the week with an appearance by Joe and Jill Biden at the Guilford College Bryan Series.

Before spending the last eight years in the White House, Biden was a U.S. Senator for 36 years, while his wife focused her life’s work on issues of importance to women and military families. Through their recently established foundation, the Bidens have set wide-ranging goals including promoting equal rights and funding cancer research.

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