Every year in North Carolina, accidents at construction sites kill between 20 and 40 people. A disproportionate number of those deaths are of Spanish speaking workers. The State\’s Labor department is concerned some contractors aren\’t treating Hispanic workers ethically by failing to explain safety procedures through a translator. Lorne Matalon reports.
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The number of homeless people in the Triangle has gone down for the second year in a row. That’s according to an annual census of homeless people that was released yesterday. But advocates for the homeless warn against taking too much good news from the numbers. Rose Hoban reports.
State business leaders, politicians, and residents say they want a new tax system for North Carolina. This year’s Emerging Issues Forum at North Carolina State University is taking on the tax issue over the next two days. Economists say the tax system needs to change in order for North Carolina to remain competitive. Leoneda Inge reports from Raleigh.
The Carolina Hurricanes hockey team was picked in most pre-season polls to miss the playoffs. Going into tonight’s game against Montreal, the \’Canes are tied with the powerhouse Ottawa Senators for the best record in the National Hockey League ! However filling seats at the RBC Center in Raleigh remains a challenge. Lorne Matalon reports.
It’s been a good year for Governor Mike Easley. He finally got the lottery he’s wanted since his first term. He won a handful of key battles with State Lawmakers, and he’s also heard his name mentioned as a possible presidential contender. Laura Leslie sat down with the Governor to talk about what’s next.