Law and Policy


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.

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.

North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham answers questions following a televised debate during his 2010 run for the US Senate. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cal Cunningham: Thom Tillis ‘Stained’ NC With Reforms Targeting Black Voters When He Was NC Speaker

Cal Cunningham, who’s running against Tillis, focused on voting and police reform in a town hall with civil rights icon William Barber II.

In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's open to an investigation of  DeJoy after some of DeJoy's former employees said they felt pressured to donate to GOP candidates. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)
Senate Finds Mail-Order Prescriptions Are Delayed Under DeJoy—But That’s Not His Only Problem

“All of the mail-order pharmacies that are heavily reliant on USPS for delivery of mail-order drugs reported an increase in average delivery times, ranging from 18% to 32%."

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Latino Lawmakers Met With Army Officials. Here’s What They Discussed.

Besides expressing "outrage" over the murder of Vanessa Guillén, the leaders pushed for more Latino representation in senior leadership.

In this 2016 file photo, a protestor, right, is handcuffed and removed from the House gallery as demonstrators interrupted a special session of the NC General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Long — Though Incomplete — List of the NC General Assembly’s Many Transgressions

If you’re struggling to remember the many twists and turns of the NC General Assembly, Gene Nichol can do it for you.

Protesters confront CMPD during demonstration after George Floyd's death in late May. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
‘They’re All About to Get Gassed’: Footage of Charlotte Police’s Alleged Ambush of Protesters Released

Almost three months after demonstrators said Charlotte police cornered and tear-gassed them, law enforcement release troubling footage.