Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Medical Marijuana, Medicaid, and Poisoned Water: Three Proposed North Carolina Laws to Watch

On Monday, the state Senate passed a bill that will legalize cannabis for medical purposes. We have the roundup of this and other key NC bills.

It's ok to take a break from the heavy news. It's essential, matter of fact. (Shutterstock)
It’s Ok To Look Away

For a minute at least. To be a change-maker, you have to take care of yourself too.

Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at an election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party after winning her primary race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Republican Ted Budd will face Beasley in North Carolina’s Senate race in November 2022. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
Takeaways From Election Day? Beasley’s the Big Ticket and No One Knows for Sure Who’s Running the NC GOP 

Tuesday’s primary exposed a power struggle between Trump and everyone else in NC’s GOP.  

This May 8, 1964 file photo shows Linda Brown Smith standing in front of the Sumner School in Topeka, Kansas. The refusal of the public school to admit Brown in 1951, then nine years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled the "separate but equal" clause and mandated that schools nationwide must be desegregated. Tuesday marks the 68th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. (AP Photo, File)
68 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Work to Desegregate Our Schools Isn’t Finished 

Today marks a watershed moment in American history. But history is still being written. 

In this 2014 file photo, women protest anti-abortion rights laws passed by North Carolina Republicans. With the US Supreme Court expected to undo Roe V. Wade, elections for the state legislature and the governor's office could be enormous in NC. (Shutterstock)
Abortion Would Still Be Legal in NC if Roe Falls—But Marginalized Communities Will Suffer

Future access to abortion rights in North Carolina will very likely hinge on who wins the state legislature and the governor’s office. 

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in March. The US Senate confirmed her for the high court Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
History Made: Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

Jackson's confirmation fulfills a significant campaign promise from President Joe Biden to make the high court more diverse.

North Carolina head coach Hubert Davis speaks during a news conference about the Men's Final Four NCAA basketball tournament, Sunday, April 3, 2022, in New Orleans. North Carolina will face Kansas in the final game on Monday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Hubert Davis Is Making History And Not Because His Team Is Playing for a National Championship.

Unpacking an extraordinary first season for the first Black coach to lead the legendary basketball program at UNC-Chapel Hill.