Pete's Prep: Thursday, July 11, 2019
- The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that the Buncombe District Attorney's office drops death penalty as possible sentence for convicted murderer - Nathaniel Dixon.
- Also at the Citizen-Times: Is there are "homeless problem" at Pack Square?
- A Republican candidate for governor in Mississippi refused to let a female reporter follow him for a day, because he didn't want to be put in a situation where he'd likely be alone with a woman other than his wife. Outrage ensues.
- Customs and Border Patrol seized a ship that had been used to smuggle almost 20 tons of cocaine into Philadelphia last month.
- From Bloomberg News: "President Donald Trump will announce executive action on the 2020 U.S. Census on Thursday, pursuing his fight to include a citizenship question in the decennial population count despite being rebuffed by the Supreme Court."
- Time magazine has an examination of how Chinese food (and the white people who cook it) is not "woke."
- At the Carolina Journal: "In the eyes of Gov. Roy Cooper and many of his Democratic colleagues, SCIF [State Capital Infrastructure Fund] raids or robs the current budget. It diverts money from other “investments” to pay for construction projects that ought to be funded instead through new debt."
- WLOS reports: "A new bill introduced in the North Carolina legislature would require the names and photos of convicted animal abusers to appear in an online registry for at least two years."