Democratic lawmakers, undaunted by the political odds against them in North Carolina’s Republican-led General Assembly, have championed bills year after year to rein in gun violence over the past decade. Their Republican opponents, emboldened by better numbers in both legislative chambers this year, have adopted legislation that would put North Carolina on a very different route.
Local teachers and schools staff welcomed proposals to enhance funding for public education included in Gov. Roy Cooper’s state budget. Released Wednesday, the governor’s Fiscal 2023-25 …
The N.C. Department of Revenue has begun issuing 2022 individual income tax refunds for those who have filed their tax returns.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it plans to set the nation’s first public drinking water standards for “forever chemicals,” furthering its efforts to protect public health.
At age 19, Craig Waleed had just entered a New York state prison. He was angry and afraid. As Waleed explains, he had fallen in love with the streets and their offerings — enamored with the …
Stephenie Brinson is fed up with having to pay a doctor every month to examine her patients’ charts and paperwork twice a year — just so she can run a private nursing practice in …
Leaders of the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives announced Thursday morning that they have reached an agreement on how to expand the state’s Medicaid program to provide hundreds of thousands of mostly low-income workers with health care.
Jessica Aguilar has twin 10-year-old boys with autism. The family lives in Union County, just southeast of Charlotte. The boys require support workers to help them live with more ease — people who will take them to activities in the community or who will help them practice new skills, like saying hi to strangers. But finding reliable people to do this work hasn’t been easy.
It was Christmas night, so Veronica Coit hadn’t expected to stay at Aston Park for long. They had come to bring their colleague, Matilda Bliss, a plate from dinner: turkey, sweet potato and a slice of pie. Coit, whose pronouns are “they” and “them,” figured they’d be back home with their family shortly, maybe ending the Christmas night of 2021 the same way as the one before: watching doll-making and rug-cleaning videos on YouTube. Coit’s plans changed once they saw how many police officers were there.
RALEIGH — Legislative committee hearings often are sleepy affairs, attended by lawmakers, lobbyists and the occasional person interested in the intricacies of government. That was not the case last week on the sixth floor of the legislative office building. The size and excitement of the crowd looked more like someone had a small stash of Taylor Swift tickets or the hottest new iPhone for sale.