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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in a US Senate committee in June on Capitol Hill in Washington. The vice presidential candidate spoke in a virtual stop Friday for North Carolina. (Alexander Drago/Pool via AP)
‘When We Vote, Things Change’: Kamala Harris Emphasizes Voting Rights, Health Care in NC

In a state with a well-documented history of voter suppression, Kamala Harris emphasizes voting rights and coronavirus response in NC.

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.

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Nearly 30 Million Americans Went Without Health Coverage Last Year. Then the Pandemic Hit.

The continued loss of health coverage under the Trump administration has eroded the gains made since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which made insurance attainable for 20 million people.

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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.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
After Trump Hosts In-Person Rally in NC, Biden Says President Has No Plan To Slow Coronavirus

Biden and Trump are taking two vastly different approaches to campaigning in NC during the coronavirus pandemic.