Stories tagged: "Family"

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Experts Make the Urgent Case: ‘Child Care Is a Public Good’

Experts across the state — from parents and educators to business leaders and policymakers — agree that nothing less than North Carolina’s economic future is at stake without investment in early care and education.

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Two Laws Provide Greater Accommodations for Pregnant and Nursing Workers

New federal protections help create family-friendly workplaces, but more benefits are needed.

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‘We Are Not Thought Of’: Lack of Maternal Care Threatens Health of Western N.C. Mothers

The number of expectant moms who receive no prenatal care is on the rise in North Carolina. Lack of access to care in rural areas is a big part of the problem.

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans aren't exactly hiding their intentions with their economic plans.