Stories tagged: "Gov. Roy Cooper"


Read to find out what beloved (and hated) Halloween candies match our elected officials in North Carolina. Photos via Shutterstock, AP and Getty Images.
When Your Lt. Gov is More a Circus Peanut Than a Smartie, and Other NC Leaders’ Candy Matches

We talk a lot about these influential leaders and their opinions. But we want to know which Halloween candy best describes them.

Educators protest budget shortfalls under Republican leadership outside the NC General Assembly in May 2018. The budget has become a very secretive process in the state. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
The State’s Budget Belongs to the People of North Carolina. So Why Is It Settled in Back Rooms?

NC's budget plan has a huge impact on your education and healthcare. Too bad it's such a big secret.

A protester kneels in the street during protests of George Floyd's death in May 2020 in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
NC’s Poet Laureate Makes Art From Difficult Times

How turbulent times and the racial justice movement have informed one of North Carolina's most decorated poets, Jaki Shelton Green.

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘Child Marriage Doesn’t Discriminate’: Here’s What You Need to Know About North Carolina’s New Law

As the long-awaited law goes into effect, North Carolina has the fifth most child marriages in the nation.  

As North Carolina schools reopen, public health leaders will face pressure to require the COVID-19 vaccine. (Image via Shutterstock)
NC’s Public Schools Already Require Vaccines. The COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be One of Them.

If and when a COVID-19 vaccine is cleared for younger children, North Carolina’s schools should add it to the list of required immunizations.

Reverend Gregory Hardy is arrested in April 2015 as he and other clergy members demonstrate for Medicaid expansion outside the Senate chamber at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Too Poor To Get Sick: What’s Next for the Half-Million Uninsured North Carolinians

Inside the wait for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, one of 12 states spurning a federally-funded healthcare program for poor people.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. Cooper is allowing the state's school mask mandate to expire at the end of the month, leaving the decision on masks to local school leaders.  (Image via NCDPS)
Despite Surging Delta Variant, Gov. Cooper to Allow Statewide School Mask Mandate to Expire

North Carolina state leaders will punt to local schools, but they’re recommending masks for K-8 students and unvaccinated high schoolers.