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‘Irresponsible Politics’: Editorial Shreds NC Republicans For Demanding School Reopening

Editorial says GOP positions on school reopening, particularly those of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, contribute to state’s struggle to contain virus.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Republicans Have Lost on Medicaid Expansion. They Just Don’t Know It Yet.

A decade after rejecting Medicaid expansion's in health care for low-income people, the GOP remains opposed, even if most in NC are not.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
After Trump Hosts In-Person Rally in NC, Biden Says President Has No Plan To Slow Coronavirus

Biden and Trump are taking two vastly different approaches to campaigning in NC during the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Roy Cooper says NC to partially ease some coronavirus restrictions Friday.
Gov. Cooper: NC Will Partially Ease Coronavirus Restrictions Friday

Citing stabilizing coronavirus numbers, Cooper easing some restrictions on gyms, museums, and playgrounds in NC.

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As Trump Downplayed Coronavirus, His Task Force Warned Of ‘Red Zone’ States Like NC

Since July, a Trump task force has warned NC that it is in the “red zone” for coronavirus, even as Trump and Pence downplayed the risk.

Medical personnel handle test samples at a community coronavirus testing site operated by Cone Health and the county Health Department in Burlington, N.C. in July. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
20 Percent of NC Adults Lack Health Insurance. Are Lawmakers Helping?

The coronavirus has exacerbated NC’s healthcare crisis, but the major roadblocks to Medicaid expansion in the state Senate remain.

A solar power array in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
What A Clean Energy Economy Could Do For North Carolina

Implementing clean energy is about more than protecting the environment—it also creates equity and fuels economic growth, NC officials say.