A midnight session of the General Assembly, where the House passed the budget 32 hours after it was made public.
Medicaid Expansion Becomes Reality After Months of Delays

A half-million North Carolinians waited more than a decade for Republicans to stop their blockade of federal aid for more affordable healthcare. 

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams, here in Greensboro in 2018, has co-sponsored legislation to address the Black maternal health crisis. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Bills to Fix NC’s Black Maternal Health Crisis Haven’t Received Votes

Wide-ranging legislation in North Carolina languishes as more women die unnecessarily from pregnancy-related complications.

There are no votes in the North Carolina legislature this week because many Republican lawmakers are attending the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council in Florida. Above, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at the meeting in 2015. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
600,000 Await Healthcare as NC Republicans Attend Florida Conference

Without a budget, teachers are waiting on much needed raises and 600,000 low-income North Carolinians are still waiting on Medicaid expansion.

NC private school vouchers
Republicans Poised to Further Undermine North Carolina Public Schools in Upcoming Votes

Proposed private school voucher expansions divert even more money from an already underfunded public school system, and fail to address severe teacher shortages.

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Op-Ed: Rail Becomes Reality With Biden’s Infrastructure Investments

President Biden's infrastructure law invested $58 million in the Raleigh to Richmond rail. In an op-ed a project that will benefit workers, the community, and the environment.

Tell Us Your Favorite BBQ Joint

North Carolina knows barbecue. What we want to know is: What’s your favorite barbecue spot? Whether you’re an Eastern-style purist or you prefer Western-style, this is your chance to shout out your favorite local joint. We’ll publish the results next month, so let us know! Let's start with the most important question: Western-style or Eastern-style...

A protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health case passes by a restaurant on June 24, 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina.(Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Where the Abortion Ban and 5 Other Key Bills Stand in the North Carolina Legislature

Here’s a look at some of the measures that did or did not pass during the frenzy of last week’s legislative deadline.