Stories tagged: "north carolina"


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Meet Your New North Carolina Lawmakers: State Sen. Lisa Grafstein of Raleigh

Democrat Lisa Grafstein was elected to the state Senate in November following a long career as a civil rights attorney. During her career, Grafstein focused on fighting for the rights and freedoms of those living with disabilities.

Sarah Keys Evans was serving in the Women's Army Corps in 1952 when she was arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white Marine at the Roanoke Rapids bus station. Her lawsuit would go on to change the country.  (Image via US Army.)
4 Powerful Moments in North Carolina’s Black History

It’s Black History Month in North Carolina, and many of our state’s most significant moments are still seriously overlooked. 

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Experts Make the Urgent Case: ‘Child Care Is a Public Good’

Experts across the state — from parents and educators to business leaders and policymakers — agree that nothing less than North Carolina’s economic future is at stake without investment in early care and education.

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Meet Your New North Carolina Lawmakers: Q&A With State Rep. Maria Cervania

Democrat Maria Cervania was elected to the North Carolina state House in November and is one of the first two Asian-American women ever elected to the state legislature.

Artist Frank Zombie for his show "2's of a Woman"
5 Weekend Activities Across North Carolina (Jan. 27-29)

It's the last weekend in January, and if you're looking for a fun way to end the month, here a few things you can check out in Charlotte, Raleigh, and elsewhere.

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New Report Shows North Carolina’s K-12 Public School Funding Is Among the Lowest in the Country

Out of all 50 states and D.C., North Carolina was ranked 48th for funding level, according to a recent report about K-12 public school funding released by the Education Law Center.

FILE - North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, on Dec. 7, 2022. Stein announced a bid for governor in 2024 on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, with the Democrat pledging to focus on public education, economic opportunity and equality and to provide a sharp contrast with a potential Republican opponent. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein Announces 2024 Campaign for Governor

As state attorney general, Stein has defended reproductive freedom in North Carolina, reduced the state’s testing backlog on sexual assault kits, defended voting rights, and helped negotiate a national opioid settlement.