Stories tagged: "NC General Assembly"


In this April 2, 2018 file photo,  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, center, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, left, co-chairs of the Poor People's Campaign, speak at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
‘Morally Indefensible’: Rev. William Barber Slams GOP Reluctance on More Coronavirus Aid

William Barber led a telethon-like ‘virtual march’ Monday, demanding more federal coronavirus aid from Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.

On the anniversary of John McCain's thumbs down on Affordable Care Act repeal, lawmakers warn the health care law is still in peril.
Three Years After McCain’s Thumbs Down, Lawmakers Call for Protection of Affordable Care Act

On the anniversary of McCain's vote, state and federal lawmakers warn that the ACA is still in peril as US Supreme Court weighs law's fate.

Seven NC plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of the state's Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools. (Image via Shutterstock)
Parents Look to Overturn NC’s Private School Voucher Program, Alleging Religious Discrimination

Seven NC plaintiffs file lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of NC’s Opportunity Scholarship voucher program for private schools.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
From a Teacher: Stop Using Equity as a Prop for School Reopening, Sen. Berger

The NC Senate head, whose leadership has been very bad for education, should stay away from equity arguments on school reopening during the coronavirus.

NC educators and parents in many school districts are preparing for a remote reopening for NC schools. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Five Stages of Grieving Another School Year Lost to Coronavirus

As the coronavirus gets worse and worse in NC, educators and parents like myself are preparing for a remote school reopening.

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We’re NC Lawmakers. There Are No Perfect Options for Reopening Schools.

Options for reopening NC schools after coronavirus are limited by inadequate state funding for North Carolina’s public school systems.

A new report says coronavirus-related unemployment leaves 1 in 5 North Carolinians without health insurance.
‘There Is No Safety Net’: New Report Says 1 in 5 North Carolinians Now Without Health Insurance During Coronavirus Pandemic

A record number of people, including nearly 240,000 in NC, have no health insurance after losing their jobs during coronavirus' economic carnage.