At least 4,243 people in North Carolina died from overdoses in 2022. Mary O’Donnell knows the pain of having a loved one die in such a situation. She’s been fighting for years to get overdose numbers down.
A bill in the General Assembly would shorten to nine months the amount of time a teen driver must hold a learner's permit.
A pilot program in Cary diverts food waste from the landfill to create compost used at a local farm.
Fast-growing cities like Durham are looking for methods to reduce the growing amount of garbage they produce.
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 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 …
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.
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.