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Pitting rural, urban NC areas against each other isn't constructive

Harry Brown of Jacksonville, the majority leader of the North Carolina Senate, says his bill to change how the state parcels sales tax revenues is all about addressing the differing economic health of the urban and rural parts of the state. Republican Sen.

Man accused of faking death appears in court

A former Jacksonville businessman accused of faking his own death and then stealing another man's identity appeared before a federal judge in North Carolina on Friday. According to federal investigators, 62-year-old Jose Lantigua was living in Asheville ...

Officials: Florida Man Faked Death, Arrested In North Carolina

narrow road on Hogback Mountain in North Carolina, a remote vacation destination near Asheville. "It's possible that he's been hiding out there these past couple of years," said Licandro, the Jacksonville prosecutor. Residents of the nearby village of ...

Jacksonville man who faked death arrested in North Carolina

A Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela has been arrested in North Carolina on federal charges. Saturday's arrest ends years of speculation about whether former furniture store owner, Jose Lantigua, 62, faked his death in 2013 ...

They Thought Florida Man Died 2 Years Ago, But He Just Got Arrested In North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Jacksonville businessman reported dead two years ago in Venezuela was arrested in North Carolina on alleged fraud charges Saturday after his life insurance companies filed a lawsuit alleging he was alive and they shouldn't be ...

North Carolina races past Arkansas in NCAA Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — With North Carolina and Arkansas turning their third-round NCAA Tournament game into a drag race, the hardest job at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night easily belonged to the scoreboard operator. The Tar Heels and ...

North Carolina, Xavier back in NCAA Sweet 16

North Carolina players Theo Pinson (1), Isaiah Hicks (22) and forward Brice Johnson (11) celebrate after the team defeated Arkansas 87-78 during an NCAA tournament third round basketball game Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John ...

North Carolina holds off Harvard 67-65 in NCAA Tournament

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — North Carolina was supposed to be too big, talented and versatile, and at times the Tar Heels lived up to their pregame billing. It was just enough to squeak by Harvard, one tough out in the NCAA Tournament. Justin Jackson hit a ...

North Carolina holds off Harvard by 2 points

North Carolina holds off Harvard by 2 points Mar 19, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams and the Tar Heel bench watch the closing seconds in the second half of a game against theHarvard Crimson in the second round ...

North Carolina 'lucky' to escape with victory over Harvard

Slideshow: CLOSE CALL: North Carolina holds on against Harvard in Jacksonville North Carolina (25-11) hit 55.1 percent of its shots, but the Crimson found a way to hang around. Not only did the Tar Heels shoot the ball well, they enjoyed a 35-26 advantage ...

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JA Students visit Microsoft Store in Jacksonville

Sandalwood High School students visited the Microsoft Store at St. Johns Town Center as part of JA Job Shadow. They interacted with store employees, got a tour of the store and learned about Microsoft…

J. Alexander’s Restaurant: Home to Perfectly Seared Steaks in Jacksonville

If you’re in the market for a classic steakhouse experience in Jacksonville, locals will happily point you in the direction of J. Alexander’s. Adherence to tradition is the order of the day here; you …

Alvin Brown leads in Jacksonville – What does it mean?

Despite what the naysayers might claim, Democrats do have life in the State of Florida. Big city mayors and city council elections have long been a key to the party’s revival in the state. It could be…

Sidewinder : How long did you live together in Jacksonville ? From who was the idea coming ?

Owen: It was about five years. Kelly: We hadn’t been a unit for very long, maybe like a month or so, and one day Ty comes screaming onto base on two wheels, talking about how he and Nick found a house…

University of North Florida deputy chief fends of carjacking in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The deputy police chief at the University of North Florida used a gun he’d received when he retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to fend off a would-be carjacker. …


There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in JACKSONVILLE NORTH CAROLINA.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]


    How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in JACKSONVILLE NORTH CAROLINA

    How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

    Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.


    House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.


    Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

    Congressional Record

    The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)


  • Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in JACKSONVILLE NORTH CAROLINA

    January 26, 2015

    Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

    Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

    President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

    While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

    The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

    Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

    We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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    Office on Violence Against Women



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