Raleigh Beltline squeeze continues this week

The squeeze of traffic on the southern Beltline continues, as workers prepare to shift traffic and close an eastbound travel lane between Hammond Road and Rock Quarry Road early this week.

Alaska-bound, Obama faces backlash on Mt. McKinley renaming

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. Meanwhile, his decision to rename Mount McKinley faced a backlash from Ohio politicians protective a native son from the state, former President William McKinley.

Why it’s hard to get behind Black Lives Matter

Barbara Reynolds: The baby boomers who drove the success of the civil rights movement want to get behind Black Lives Matter, but the group’s divisive tactics make it difficult. In the 1960s, activists confronted white mobs and police with dignity and decorum. At protests today, it is difficult to distinguish legitimate activists from the mob actors who burn and loot.

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he Nepal Center of North Carolina hosted a 5K Sunday and raised about $15,000 to build an elementary school in central Nepal. The country was devastated by an April 7.8 magnitude earthquake and a May aftershock. More than 8,800 people lost their lives, and nearly 600,000 homes were destroyed. Another 280,000 homes were damaged.