FILE - North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger, left, speaks alongside House Speaker Tim Moore at a news conference about a Medicaid expansion agreement on March 2, 2023, at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum, File)
I’m Losing My Health Insurance Because Medicaid Expansion Was Delayed

Yeisel Dominguez will lose her healthcare coverage in less than 10 days, due to North Carolina Republicans' delay in expanding Medicaid. In an op-ed, she shares her fears and concerns about going without coverage. 

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The Frontline of Democracy – Serving on Local School Boards in 2023

Steph Walker, a member of the New Hanover County Board of Education, shares how the Board's new right-wing majority is wielding power to ban books.

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Suburban Women Promise Extremist Politicians Will Be Met at the 2024 Ballot Box

As NC Republicans inch closer to passing two election-related bills that could cause chaos and suppress votes, the state program director for Red Wine & Blue, a coalition of suburban women, delivers them a warning: “See you at the ballot box in 2024!”

LGBTQ+ rights supporters rally in support of transgender youth outside the state Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023. North Carolina Republicans will attempt Wednesday to override the Democratic governor's veto of legislation banning gender-affirming health care for minors. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
North Carolina’s New ‘Slate of Hate’ is Already Hurting Communities

"As a parent, the very real possibility of having to witness my son growing up around pointless discrimination via these policies is heartbreaking," Elim Craighill-Middleton writes.

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Why Back-To-School Is So Gut-Wrenching (And So Important) For Me Right Now

I lost a child in January. But our local public schools made the grief more bearable. 

Voters walk past campaign signs at the Graham Civic Center polling location in Graham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Strong Democracy Means a Strong Economy. That’s Why Small Businesses Oppose NC’s New Election Bills. 

New legislation could undermine the essence of democracy in North Carolina, small-business leaders write.

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My Child Is Leaving North Carolina Over New Anti-LGBTQ Laws

"I don’t know when I’ll see my child again after they board that plane," Shannon Fleming writes in an op-ed. "Because of NC Republican lawmakers' intentional and targeted hatred of the trans community, my family is being ripped apart."