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NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

A NC bookstore owner curates her book selection by focusing on the joys of Black childhood. (Shutterstock)
Why Children’s Books Centering Black Children Are So Important

For Banned Books Week, a North Carolina bookstore owner on raising a generation of Black children that see themselves on the page.

Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City on Dec. 16, 2021.  The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Why Banning Books Is A Jim Crow Practice

For Banned Books Week, an N.C. State professor of English explains how the recent surge in bans is targeting Black people and LGBTQ people.

A crowd of people gathered outside the Supreme Court in May, days before the Republican-dominated court overturned Roe v. Wade.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
My Abortion Saved My Life. Don’t Take This Choice Away From Other Women

Why the Republican Party's wave of anti-abortion restrictions threatens a basic human right. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Here’s How Republicans’ Nationwide Abortion Ban Would Affect North Carolina 

Five North Carolina reps, including U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, cosponsored national abortion ban legislation.

The co-owner of Trophy Brewing Company, a popular brewery and restaurant in Raleigh, on how the Inflation Reduction Act will help his business be more environmentally friendly. (Image via Trophy Brewing's Facebook page)
Our North Carolina Restaurant Wants to Do More to Fight Climate Change. The Inflation Reduction Act Will Help.

A Raleigh brewery and restaurant owner on President Biden and Democrats' big climate change bill, which includes billions of dollars in incentives for businesses to invest in clean energy.

President Joe Biden at NC A&T University in April. On Wednesday, Biden announced that he would deliver on a campaign promise, canceling student debt for many Americans. The move could have significant impacts in N.C., which has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation, according to Lending Tree. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Cancels Student Debt For Tens of Millions of Americans, Delivering on a Campaign Promise. Here’s What’s In His Order. 

North Carolina has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation. So the move might have a significant impact here.