May 8, 2024 - News

The Tea: State Senate proposes anti-mask bill

Illustration of a teabag with "The Tea" printed on the tag.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

🏨 The Marriott hotel in Research Triangle Park, one of the largest hotels in the area, will get a facelift after being bought for $21.4 million. (Triangle Business Journal 🔒)

🥪 Downtown Raleigh's Oak City Meatball Shoppe has closed after 11 years on Davie Street. (News & Observer 🔒)

🏥 More than a dozen former employees say understaffing at Brynn Marr Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Jacksonville, contributes to what they describe as a dangerous place for patients and employees. (NC Health News)

😷 Republicans in the state Senate proposed a bill that would restrict the use of masks in public amid an uptick in pro-Palestinian protests. (WUNC)

  • The bill would also make blocking traffic a felony offense.
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