Stories tagged: "NC General Assembly"


In this 2016 file photo, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York. A controversy over tenure at North Carolina's flagship university has highlighted discrimination against Black students, student-activists said Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
After Nikole Hannah-Jones Snub, UNC ‘Not Safe for Black Students’ Either, Activists Say

North Carolina’s flagship public university has been the scene of numerous race-related controversies in recent years, including white supremacist rallies around a Confederate monument.

A new study draws a direct correlation between healthcare inequalities, particularly for Latino families, and the refusal to expand Medicaid in states like North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
12 States Refuse to Expand Medicaid. This Is How It Hurts Latinos.

Healthcare inequalities in North Carolina’s low-income communities are related to the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid.

A community clean-up on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, NC drew dozens of volunteers June 18, 2021. Residents can more easily request  litter pickup, mowing, and street resurfacing, as well get support for events like this by leaving a message at  www.NCDOT.gov. Pres. Biden's American Jobs Plan would earmark even more taxpayer funds to support improvements in local neighborhoods. (Photo by Alvin C. Jacobs Jr.)
How to Get Potholes Filled, Litter Swept, and Street Lights Fixed in North Carolina

For North Carolina residents, getting public maintenance issues handled may be easier than you think, and under President Biden’s plan, better funded too.

The empty halls at West Greene Elementary in Snow Hill, NC, in April. Many students returned to in-person learning in the Greene County school in April. They've been trying to make up for lost time since. (Photo by Billy Ball)
‘A Marathon, Not a Sprint’: How One Eastern NC District Aims to Make Up for Classroom Time Lost to Covid

Inside Greene County's use of federal and state COVID relief on summer camps, extended school days, and more.

Voting rights groups in North Carolina denounced new voting law bills authored by the state's Republicans as "Jim Crow 2.0" on Monday in Raleigh. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Voting Rights Groups Denounce GOP Rewrite of NC Voting Laws

After a documented decade of GOP gerrymandering and voter suppression in North Carolina, Republicans are sponsoring a controversial new bill called the “Election Integrity Act.”

A silver alarm clock illustrates that time is running out for the North Carolina budget to be approved by July 1.
Teacher Raises and Wider Access to Health Care on Hold as NC Budget Deadline Looms

If North Carolina legislators can't agree on a budget before July 1, the state will grapple with crucial service gaps for the second year in a row.

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.