A new Duke University report finds evidence of racial bias in North Carolina's soaring number of life without parole sentences. (Image via Shutterstock)
New NC Research Points to Racial Bias in Soaring Life Without Parole Sentences

Duke University researchers say they hope their ground-breaking report fuels consideration of criminal justice reform in NC.

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Teachers’ Group: If Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, Lawmakers Should Too

The NCAE blamed GOP lawmakers in Raleigh and DC for more than 27,000 jobs lost in NC schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, talks with a staff member as Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies during the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Tillis and other GOP senators have been criticized for taking up a speedy Barrett confirmation without a coronavirus relief package in hand. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)
NC Workers Rip Tillis for Dropping the Ball on COVID Relief: ‘We Have Been Forgotten’

With federal lawmakers and Thom Tillis stalled over coronavirus relief, NC workers impacted by the pandemic say they can’t wait.

Voters stand in line waiting to cast ballots in  the 2020 election at a Charlotte early voting site. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Alvin Jacobs Jr.)
I Voted Early in North Carolina. It Was Easy, and Satisfying.

Cardinal & Pine’s managing editor voted in-person and found it safe as he cast his choice for a better future.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper makes a comment during a live televised debate with and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Election HQ: Cardinal & Pine’s Live Blog on NC’s 2020 Election

In a visit to Durham Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden touted himself as a defender of healthcare who would manage the coronavirus better than President Trump.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is pushing an aggressive renewable energy plan, called President Donald Trump a "climate arsonist" this year. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
‘Clean Energy Revolution’: Where Joe Biden and Roy Cooper’s Climate Change Policies Converge

With the country facing economic and environmental calamity, here's how Joe Biden and Roy Cooper agree on climate change plans.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Delaware in September 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Report: Biden’s College Plan Would Pay for Itself in 10 Years. Here’s Why That Matters in NC.

Student loan debt skyrocketed in the last decade in NC. Here's what the presidential candidates, particularly Biden, want to do about that.