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‘Irresponsible Politics’: Editorial Shreds NC Republicans For Demanding School Reopening

Editorial says GOP positions on school reopening, particularly those of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, contribute to state’s struggle to contain virus.

A hemp farm in Asheville. North Carolina legalized industrial hemp for licensed growers in 2016, but a NC House candidate says the state could raise millions by revenue by legalizing production and consumption of all cannabis plants, including marijuana. (Image via Shutterstock)
Other States Raised Billions Legalizing Marijuana. House Candidate Asks: Why Not NC?

What NC, an agricultural powerhouse with major budget needs, stands to gain by legalizing marijuana, according to one state House candidate.

Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Back in Session: Gov. Cooper Gives Elementary Schools Option to Reopen

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Republicans Have Lost on Medicaid Expansion. They Just Don’t Know It Yet.

A decade after rejecting Medicaid expansion's in health care for low-income people, the GOP remains opposed, even if most in NC are not.

Graphic for Cardinal & Pine by Desirée Tapia.
Tillis, Cunningham Clash on Vaccines, Coronavirus Relief, But Agree on Vote By Mail

With North Carolinians seeking economic, health care relief, Tillis and Cunningham differed on how to deliver it during Monday's debate.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., watch fireworks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Speaks with Rev. Barber: ‘Everyone’s Entitled to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect’

With Trump absent, Joe Biden tells the NC civil rights leader that he'll tackle the coronavirus, address economic and racial injustice.

In this May 2018, file photo, from left, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and House Speaker Tim Moore pause prior to a news conference in Raleigh, N.C. The legislature and Cooper have been bitterly at odds over Medicaid expansion, although this year's election has the potential to break the logjam. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
Cardinal Issues: Medicaid Expansion in Four Pivotal NC Races

Fundamental questions about Medicaid expansion are defining races in four major NC legislative races. Here's what you need to know.