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A view of a damaged trailer in Haywood County, NC, after historic flooding. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in Haywood County after the heavy rainfall from Tropical Depression Fred devastated the area, putting businesses under 6 feet of water and mud and killing several.l 
Climate scientists warn that climate change will produce more frequent and violent storms in the years to come. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Climate Change Is Not a Warning for North Carolina – It’s Already Here.

A rural North Carolina advocate on the need for big climate change and infrastructure plans to offset the impacts on farms and families.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  Local leaders in North Carolina are touting the potential for two major infrastructure bills in DC to impact childcare as well as community colleges and broadband internet. (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Guaranteed Preschool and Free Community College: How Democrats’ Infrastructure Plan Could Impact North Carolina Families

Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.

Gov. Roy Cooper (L) greets then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in Raleigh in October 2020. Cooper says it is "critical" for North Carolina that Congress passes Biden's American Jobs Plan. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Federal Infrastructure Bill ‘Critical’ for North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper Says

Cooper calls on Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan, which includes massive amounts of funding for roads, bridges, broadband, housing, and climate change.

US President Joe Biden speaks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Dobbins Air Reserve Base April 29, 2021, in Marietta, Georgia. Friday, April 30 marked 100 days in office for Biden. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
The Top 10 Things Joe Biden Has Done in His First 100 Days

From hefty stimulus checks to emergency housing assistance and small business relief, President Biden has been a whirlwind in his first 100 days.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper during a December COVID briefing. States like NC have struggled to contain COVID-19 despite relatively stringent restrictions, but that might be a better reflection of population. (Image via Cooper's office)
NC Has a High COVID Death Rate Despite More Restrictions. Could Population Be the Reason?

There’s a lurking variable in states like NC that have a high COVID death rate despite more stringent restrictions.