|By Joe Marusak, The Charlotte Observer|
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"They're hurting the poor," Grant said an hour before McCrory was scheduled to address the
Speaking at the awards dinner, McCrory acknowledged the protesters but said he disagrees with their stance. He told attendees that his administration is working toward what's best for everyone in the state,
Protesters, led by the
Their concerns ran the gamut from how the state has responded to the coal ash spill from a
"She's been very disgusted by the governor's policies, with what he's cut and what the legislature has cut,"
Many on hand for the
"Shame on You! Stop Hurting Children and Educators of
How could Republicans reject an infusion of federal
Demonstrations called "Moral Mondays" began last spring in
Over the summer, more than 900 people volunteered to be arrested for trespassing at the
The marches have drawn national attention to
A Moral Monday town hall meeting is scheduled for
"We are guilty of caring about this state," Barber, the rally's keynote speaker, told Monday's crowd in
Chamber President and CEO
But what makes this country great, he added, is that "people have an opportunity to voice their opinions in whatever way that is legal."
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