Stories tagged: "NC General Assembly"


Starbucks employees and supporters react as votes are read during a union-election watch party in New York in 2021. The labor movement at the coffee giant is gaining steam in the U.S. Workers at a Boone location became the first Starbucks location to unionize in NC in May. (AP Photo/Joshua Bessex, File)
How Workers at a Boone Starbucks Beat the Odds to Start a Union

In May, a western NC coffee shop became the first location in the state to form a labor union.

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)
Medical Marijuana, Medicaid, and Poisoned Water: Three Proposed North Carolina Laws to Watch

On Monday, the state Senate passed a bill that will legalize cannabis for medical purposes. We have the roundup of this and other key NC bills.

The economic recovery is not the same for all people. Racial gaps in the unemployment rate in NC persist, according to a new state analysis. (Shutterstock)
NC’s Economic Recovery From the Pandemic Isn’t Universal

A new analysis in North Carolina shows there's still a significant difference in the unemployment rate for Black and white North Carolinians.

A new analysis shows that even in the state's poorest of counties, wages aren't keeping up with the cost of living. (Shutterstock)
Here’s How Much a Single NC Parent with One Kid Needs to Earn to Barely Make Ends Meet

Even in the state's most rural counties, there's a big difference between what people are earning and what they need to survive.

Daycare employee Remontia Greene tends to three infants in a preschool in Clayton, NC, in 2009.  (Photo by Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Without Access to Health Care, Two of My Employees Died from Preventable Deaths

The owner of a North Carolina childcare center remembers Ms. Kathy and Ms. Brenda, two employees who fell into the state's Medicaid coverage gap.

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling if the US Supreme Court undermines Roe v. Wade this summer.
Why Abortion Rights Could Be One Election Away from a Ban in NC

Most voters have heard little or nothing about a case before the Supreme Court in which the conservative court could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Organizations and individuals gathered outside the US Supreme Court in 2019 argue the manipulation of district lines is the manipulation of elections. Gerrymandering has been a major concern in North Carolina for decades running.
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NC Inches Closer to Ending Gerrymandering Battle. But a Fight Remains.

We may be closer to a resolution, but Gov. Roy Cooper offered a blistering criticism of a state Senate legislative voting map he calls “blatantly unfair.”