Durham Will Likely Make History this Year by Electing Its First Black or Latina Woman as Mayor

When Durham Mayor Steve Schewel announced in late May that he would not run for re-election, he said he wanted to spend time with his not-yet-born granddaughter. After decades of public service, the mayor said he looked forward to new adventures. But for some political observers, Schewel’s decision looked like an attempt to make room for the candidacy of pioneering judge and lifelong Durham resident Elaine O’Neal, who announced she was running in late January.

Trump-Appointed Special Counsel to Seek Indictment of Lawyer at DNC-Associated Firm: NYT

John Durham, the special counsel appointed by former President Donald Trump to investigate the probe into Russian election interference, has notified the Justice Department that he will request that a grand jury indict a cybersecurity lawyer at a law firm tied to the Democratic National Committee for allegedly lying to the FBI, The New York Times reports. Michael Sussman is a well-known cybersecurity lawyer with the law firm Perkins Coie, which represented the Democratic National Committee after Russia hacked its servers and released its emails, though Sussman did not. The alleged lie arises from a meeting between Sussman and the FBI’s top lawyer about irregular data transfers. Durham will reportedly allege that Sussman said he was not meeting with the FBI on behalf of a client but that Sussman later said in congressional testimony that he had in fact attended on behalf of an anonymous cybersecurity expert. Trump and his associates have long accused Perkins Coie of fear-mongering about Russian influence on the former president. Sussman’s lawyers said they expected an indictment but denied their client had committed a crime: “Any prosecution here would be baseless, unprecedented and an unwarranted deviation from the apolitical and principled way in which the Department of Justice is supposed to do its work.” The statute of limitations dictates that Durham must file his request to a grand jury by this weekend.

Durham board introduces anti-Black racism course

As anti-racism courses slowly become the norm in schools across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, they’ve not come without their fair share of blowback. One of prevalent criticisms that has surfaced on social media and some right-leaning media outlets is that this training can encourage children to evaluate their peers over an immutable physical difference rather than their content of character. Another is that it can instill within white youth a perception that they are “oppressive” and Black youth that they are “victims” with society systemically stacked against them.
The Spokesman-Review

Durham scheduling error led to lost football games

A scheduling error by the transportation provider for Spokane Public Schools led to a pair of canceled junior varsity football games last week and the near loss of the season opener for the Rogers High School varsity team. “We apologize for the unfortunate transportation situation that recently caused students to...

Durham reportedly seeks indictment of lawyer at firm with Democratic ties

WASHINGTON – John H. Durham, the special advocate appointed by the Trump administration to review the Russia investigation, told the Justice Department he would ask a grand jury to indict a prominent cybersecurity lawyer for making a false statement to the FBI, people familiar with the matter said. Any indictment...

Romero, Bulls edge Knights 2-1

Charlotte, N.C. — Bulls starting pitcher Tommy Romero fired six and two-thirds strong innings, yielding a lone earned run, while center fielder Josh Lowe collected three hits and shortstop Vidal Brujan swiped two bases to up his season total to forty steals in Durham’s 2-1 victory over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday evening at Truist Field.

Helping his home country: Durham restaurant owner gives back to Cuba

DURHAM, N.C. — Restaurant owner, Roberto Copa Matos is teaming up with a nonprofit to help mentor Cubans who want to start a business. Matos was born in Cuba and stayed there until he was almost 30-years-old. It's where he met his wife Elizabeth Turnbull who runs the restaurant with him. And while his life in Cuba brings back many positive memories, it also brings back some painful ones.

HERE WE GO: Durham Seeking Indictment On Clinton Campaign Lawyer

Durham is finally making some moves. According to a new report from The New York Times, John Durham is seeking an indictment against former DNC/Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman. Sussman was also a Perkins Coie partner. From Techno Frog:. Breaking report from the New York Times (Savage and Goldman, et...
Quad-Cities Times

Bettendorf and PV schools need bus drivers. But the shortage isn't critical.

The Quad-Cities area needs school bus drivers. And it is not alone. Several national associations concerned with school transportation conducted a survey that indicates shortages of drivers nationwide. The problem was rated severe or even desperate by about half of the roughly 1,500 participants. Underlying causes include pay, benefits, hours...
Seacoast Online

Cross country: Dover girls win Bobcat Invitational

DURHAM – The Dover High School girls cross country team saw its top five runners all place in the top 20 and the result was a win at Saturday’s annual Bobcat Invitational. Dover junio Brooke Marshall covered the 3.1-mile course in 20 minutes, 12 seconds, placing first in the 94-person field.