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A NC bookstore owner curates her book selection by focusing on the joys of Black childhood. (Shutterstock)
Why Children’s Books Centering Black Children Are So Important

For Banned Books Week, a North Carolina bookstore owner on raising a generation of Black children that see themselves on the page.

America's central bank approved an historic interest rate hike Wednesday. But what does that mean for your groceries? (Shutterstock)
Here’s What the Historic Interest Rate Hike Has To Do With Your Groceries

 It’s the biggest single rate increase since Bill Clinton was president. But will it help? 

People attend a protest near Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, sponsored by Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, as gun violence survivors and hundreds of gun safety supporters demand that Congress act on gun safety issues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A Sliver of Hope on Gun Reform? Here’s What’s in the Bipartisan Gun Bill.

Gun reform has a long way to go before it’s passed. But 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans, including NC’s Burr and Tillis, are working on it behind the scenes.

U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning poses with Bob Gobble, a World War II veteran from North Carolina.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning: Why Congress Has to Put More Resources Into Veterans’ Aid

A North Carolina congresswoman on why Congress must do more for veterans.

The economic recovery is not the same for all people. Racial gaps in the unemployment rate in NC persist, according to a new state analysis. (Shutterstock)
NC’s Economic Recovery From the Pandemic Isn’t Universal

A new analysis in North Carolina shows there's still a significant difference in the unemployment rate for Black and white North Carolinians.

A new analysis shows that even in the state's poorest of counties, wages aren't keeping up with the cost of living. (Shutterstock)
Here’s How Much a Single NC Parent with One Kid Needs to Earn to Barely Make Ends Meet

Even in the state's most rural counties, there's a big difference between what people are earning and what they need to survive.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Without Access to Health Care, Two of My Employees Died from Preventable Deaths

The owner of a North Carolina childcare center remembers Ms. Kathy and Ms. Brenda, two employees who fell into the state's Medicaid coverage gap.