Stories tagged: "biden"


COVID relief funding allowed schools to provide meals at no cost to all school children over the last year. (Image via Shutterstock.)
‘We Have to Feed Their Minds’: Why NC School Officials Don’t Want to See a COVID Relief Program End

Schools participating in the federal school lunch program provided meals at no cost for the last year. That will end in June.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Deficit Reduction, Lower Costs Cornerstone Of Biden Budget

Based on the Biden Budget proposed last month, it’s clear what the President values — deficit reduction, a fairer tax code, and lower costs.

Tests for COVID from the federal government get sent right to your home, shortly after you sign up.
Hey NC: Don’t Forget to Order Your Second Batch of Free COVID Tests

Every household can get two sets of at-home tests mailed to them, free of charge. Don’t forget to get yours! 

Then-Democratic-nominee Joe Biden held a campaign event in Durham, N.C., in October, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Election Season Is in Full Bloom With Both Trump and Biden Visiting North Carolina

Trump comes to Selma. Biden lands in Greensboro. What is this, 2020?

The Affordable Care Act made sure routine, preventative health visits and care would be covered at no additional cost to insurance holders. Image via Shutterstock.
Thanks, Obama! ACA Turns 12, Improving Health for Millions in NC

Despite coming under attack from Republicans, Obamacare is popular for giving those with pre-existing conditions access to healthcare. 

NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled in Aug. 2018 by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.  (File photo by AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
From Silent Sam to the US Capitol: Why We Should Have Seen the Violence Coming

The white supremacists who overtook the US Capitol got their start in places like Chapel Hill, where UNC authorities failed to recognize the dangers sparked by Silent Sam.