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6 months ago
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Appeals court hear arguments over sterilization compensation

Attorneys representing the estates of three people sterilized under North Carolina's former eugenics program say they shouldn't be denied monetary compensation just because the General Assembly required they be alive to qualify.
Elnora Mills of Brunswick County is one of more than 200 identified victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program who has received compensation from the state. (Photo: WWAY)
6 months ago
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Eugenics victims get second state payment

Victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program decades ago have received a second payment from the state as compensation.
House Speaker Tim Moore (left) and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger (right) outline details of the state budget in Raleigh on Sept. 14, 2015 (Source: WTVD)
8 months ago
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Leaders release details of NC budget deal

House and Senate Republican leaders have released details about the budget plan they struck late last week and continue to hammer out.
Elnora Mills of Brunswick County is one of more than 200 identified victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program who has received compensation from the state. (Photo: WWAY)
11 months ago
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Eugenics victims still waiting for compensation

The sterilization of people thought to have mental defects is a real part of North Carolina history. After a Eugenics Compensation Bill passed last year victims are still waiting for their money.
McCrory, Tillis tout NC eugenics compensation
2 years ago
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McCrory, Tillis tout NC eugenics compensation

North Carolina officials say help is on the way for some people sterilized under orders of state officials over several decades, but only a fraction of those who lost the chance to start a family will be compensated.
Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment
2 years ago
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments.
NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed
2 years ago
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NC sterilization agency reports 780 claims filed

Nearly 800 people thought to be victims of North Carolina's sterilization program have submitted forms to claim compensation from the state. The Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims says as of July 17, it has received 780 forms from potential eugenics board victims. They had until June 30 to submit a claim to be considered for compensation.
NAACP seeks to extend deadline for eugenics claims
2 years ago
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NAACP seeks to extend deadline for eugenics claims

North Carolina's NAACP is sending an open letter to the governor, speaker of the House and state Senate leaders seeking a yearlong deadline extension for victims of the state's eugenics program.
Victims of NC eugenics program file claims
2 years ago
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Victims of NC eugenics program file claims

A North Carolina agency is reviewing claims of people who have previously identified themselves as victims of the state's forced sterilization program so they can verify their eligibility for one-time payments from a $10 million compensation fund.
Eugenics victim says payoff can’t fix what happened
3 years ago
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Eugenics victim says payoff can’t fix what happened

The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program.