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Demonstrators outside the US Supreme Court, following the court's shift right on abortion rights. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Fear Is Real’: Fear and Confusion in North Carolina Over Abortion Access

After the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, a town hall led by U.S. Rep. Alma Adams unpacks the stakes in this year's elections.

President Joe Biden hands the pen he used to sign the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., watches in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
5 Ways Democrats Have Helped North Carolina Under Biden’s Leadership

The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have passed an array of bills aiming to improve the U.S. economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health, and combat climate change.

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
A Look at How the GOP Candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court Might Vote in Abortion Cases

The state Supreme Court might be the last stand for abortion rights, and there’s a lot at stake in this fall’s election of two seats that have not attracted much attention from the public. 

In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ted Budd, R-NC, answers questions from the media at his election party in Bermuda Run, N.C.  Budd is running for the U.S. Senate this fall. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall, File)
Ted Budd ‘Chose Corporations Over Families’ By Voting Against Climate Change Bill

One of the state's top Democrats tackles U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd's vote against the Inflation Reduction Act, which addresses climate change and healthcare costs.

State Sen. Chuck Edwards, the GOP candidate who ousted Madison Cawthorn in this year's primary for U.S. House District 11. (Image via Edwards' campaign page)
5 Things About Chuck Edwards, the Republican Who Beat Madison Cawthorn in the GOP Primary

Edwards blocked Medicaid expansion for years, opposed abortion rights, authored anti-immigrant bills, and flexed on local governments.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., addresses the crowd before former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally, April 9, 2022, in Selma, N.C.  (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
Congressman Budd’s Lip Service Means Nothing to Veterans 

A U.S. Army veteran from Fayetteville on Republican opposition to the PACT Act, which expands health care for veterans exposed to toxins and burn pits.

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.