NC Republicans Seem to Have Changed Their Tune on Medicaid Expansion. So What’s Different?
The politics might be different, but it has long been known that expanding Medicaid would significantly improve the lives of more than 600,000 low-income North Carolinians.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., right, discuss proposed legislation last year that would expand Medicaid access at the federal level. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
It would have cost $50 million to repair the wildly popular aviary, where 93  birds flew free. (Photo: North Carolina Zoo)
Saying Goodbye to the Nearly 100 Exotic Birds That Called the North Carolina Zoo Home

The permanent closing of the zoo’s aviary habitat left staff with a heck of a puzzle: What do you do with all the birds?

How to Share Your Opinion With NC Elections Officials on the GOP Push for Signature Checks on Mail-in Ballot Requests

State law already has measures in place to prevent fraud. The deadline to submit your public comment is July 5.

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‘They Are Not a Priority’: Republicans’ Proposed Spending Plan Gets Early Criticism

As the NC General Assembly’s Republican House and Senate leaders announced their proposed budget Tuesday, state employees and others are shaking their heads.

Who wants to pay $5 a gallon when you can pull out your old skates? Photo by GraphicPhotoArt / Shutterstock
7 Easy Tips to Save Money on Gas This Summer

Check out these mostly legitimate and helpful tips to save money on gas and still enjoy your summer.

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
10 Shocking Takeaways From Tuesday’s Jan 6. Hearing From Mark Meadows’ Aide

“You know, I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-ing mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in. Take the f-ing mags away,” Trump said on Jan. 6, according to aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. 

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
JAN. 6 HEARING: Trump Thought Pence ‘Deserves’ Hanging; Assaulted Secret Service to Get to Capitol

Explosive testimony from a White House aide shows Trump encouraged violence from crowd he knew was armed

This exhibit from video released by the House Select Committee, shows handwritten notes by Richard Donoghue, former acting Deputy Attorney General, displayed at a hearing by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, June 23, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (House Select Committee via AP)
‘Pure Insanity’: Top Takeaways from the Fifth Jan. 6th Hearing That Examined Trump’s Schemes to Manipulate the Department of Justice

“The president wanted the top Justice Department officials to declare that the election was corrupt, even though he knew there was no evidence of that statement,” said Republican Congressman and committee member Adam Kinzinger. 

People protest about abortion, Friday, June 24, 2022, outside the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years — a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
North Carolina Reacts to Supreme Court Decision to Strip Away the Constitutional Right to Abortion

While Friday’s ruling sparked anger across North Carolina among reproductive rights advocates and Democratic lawmakers, it also prompted the resolve to continue fighting.