Stories tagged: "economic inequality"


A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

In this 2016 file photo, a protestor, right, is handcuffed and removed from the House gallery as demonstrators interrupted a special session of the NC General Assembly. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Long — Though Incomplete — List of the NC General Assembly’s Many Transgressions

If you’re struggling to remember the many twists and turns of the NC General Assembly, Gene Nichol can do it for you.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
What’s the Difference Between Biden and Trump’s Tax Plans? NC Experts Tell Us.

As party conventions heat up, Biden and President Trump offer starkly different tax plans for the country. NC experts tell us what it means.

Widespread protests after George Floyd's death did not contribute to any noticeable increase in coronavirus infections, officials say. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
COVID and George Floyd Have Changed America Forever

Why the United States can't go back to the way it was before coronavirus, before George Floyd. And why it shouldn't go back.