Politics


In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, speaks on the NC Senate floor. Chaudhuri is one of several Democrats who sponsored COVID relief bills this week tailored to lower-income and middle-class North Carolina families.  (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
Struggling NC Families Could Get Some Much Needed Help—Including $1,000 Checks—If These Bills Pass

Legislation filed in North Carolina takes on COVID relief for pandemic job losses, broadband internet, and tax credits for working families.

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.

Democratic U.S. House Rep. Deborah Ross in a 2016 file photo. Ross' attempts at passing equal pay legislation failed in the North Carolina General Assembly in years past, but Democrats in the state legislature say there's new momentum for the bill today. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
‘Women in Our State Deserve to be Paid Fairly’: NC Democrats File Gender Pay Gap Legislation

Why supporters in North Carolina say there’s real momentum to address longtime pay gaps between men and women.

In this May 2016 file photo, protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building as they voice their concerns over the anti-trans HB2. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
Why North Carolina’s Anti-Trans Policies Made Me Fear for My Life

A transgender 10th grader from western North Carolina tells us what it’s like to live in a state with a hostile GOP-controlled state Legislature.

Rev. Greg Drumwright (L) leads a chant as counter-protesters confront supporters of US President Donald Trump during a rally to protest results from the 2020 Presidential election in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 14, 2020. Despite the claims of Republicans in North Carolina and in the Trump administration, a four-year investigation found no evidence of widespread fraud in the state.  (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)
The GOP’s Voter Fraud Investigation in North Carolina Was a Fraud

Federal prosecutors in Trump's administration investigated claims of widespread voter fraud in North Carolina, but found nothing of the sort.

A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became the Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.