Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"


Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Legalizing Marijuana Is About As Popular An Idea As There Is in Politics. So Where Do North Carolina Leaders Stand On It? 

With national figures pushing President Biden to decriminalize marijuana, about 68% of North Carolina voters support legalizing cannabis, polling shows.

President Joe Biden signs the "PACT Act of 2022" during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
In An Increasingly Divided America, Joe Biden Just Keeps Stacking Up Wins

None of these wins are perfect. But it's safe to say there may be no time in U.S. history when a president accomplished more with less.

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! 

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. 

The American economy continues to strengthen and is nearly at pre-pandemic employment levels. (Image via Shutterstock).
Good News on the Job Front as Nation Nears Pre-Pandemic Employment Levels  

The United States, and North Carolina, are continuing to see steady improvements in the economy as more people find work. 

'I am not importing my personal views or policy preferences,' Ketanji Brown Jackson repeated over the course of Tuesday's pointed questioning, as one after another, GOP senators questioned her personal politics and her record. If confirmed, Jackson would be the only Supreme Court justice with experience as a public defender, representing poor clients in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Biden Chooses a ‘Proven Consensus Builder’ to Be the First Black Woman on US Supreme Court 

Ketanji Brown Jackson would be the first Black woman and public defender ever nominated to the court.

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.