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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:45 AM

Civil rights rally in Raleigh expected to draw thousands

Posted: 4:01 a.m. today
Updated: 8:07 a.m. today

... The seventh annual HKonJ or Historic Thousands on Jones Street event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Shaw University, where participants will meet and begin their march to the Legislative Building on Jones Street ...

Coalition members are concerned about attempts by the Republican legislature to pass a voter identification bill. A measure that cuts jobless benefits could reach Gov. Pat McCrory's desk next week ...

The state's poverty rate is 12th highest in the U.S., with one of every four children living in poverty. The rate is much higher for black and Latino children.

The NAACP says 1.7 million North Carolinians live in poverty about the same number as in 1968.

http://www.wral.com/nc-advocates-to-rally-with-urgency-in-raleigh/12086224/

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