Stories tagged: "roy cooper"


Parents and educators in Wake County are pushing back on a plan to reopen K-12 schools for the spring semester despite soaring coronavirus rates. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Virus is Calling the Shots:’ Parents, Teachers Push Back on Wake County School Reopening

As coronavirus booms, Wake County schools hope for spring return, but some parents and educators in the largest district in NC aren’t sold.

A racial justice task force recommended that North Carolina decriminalize marijuana possession.
NC Task Force Wants Weed Decriminalized

A racial justice task force reporting to Gov. Roy Cooper recommended North Carolina do away with criminal penalties, citing how Black and Latino residents are disproportionately convicted.

Gov. Roy Cooper urged local governments in some communities to consider new coronavirus restrictions as the virus spreads. (Image via NC DPS)
With NC Setting Dangerous COVID Highs, Cooper Says Local Governments Must Act

NC officials tout new county alert system that pinpoints counties in need of local coronavirus restrictions.

Jamie Lau, center, speaks in a vigil calling on Gov. Roy Cooper to act on pardon and clemency requests with two of his clients released from prison after serving long sentences next to him, Calrutha Johnson  and Ronnie Long. Kristie Puckett-Willliams of the ACLU of NC is on the right. (Image courtesy of Melissa Boughton)
NC’s Prison Population Forgotten in Fight Against COVID-19, Advocates Say

A coalition of criminal justice groups are holding a 58-day vigil to pressure Gov. Roy Cooper to do more to protect the 30,000 North Carolinians in prison from COVID-19.

Democrat Ricky Hurtado was the lone member of his party to win a contested race in deeply-red Alamance County. What does that mean for NC Latino voters?
What Ricky Hurtado’s Big Win in Alamance County Means for NC Latinos

A longtime NC advocate for Latino residents says the state is reckoning with a powerful new bloc of voters that could change party politics.

NC Secretary of Health and Human Services Mandy Cohen and Gov. Roy Cooper said residents should look to a scaled-back Thanksgiving as coronavirus surges again. (Image via NC DPS)
How NC’s Latest Coronavirus Surge Could Change Thanksgiving

Smaller gatherings, more testing, outdoor meals. Here's why coronavirus has many people in NC rethinking Thanksgiving this year.

NC Gov. Roy Cooper addresses coronavirus during a Nov. 5 media briefing. (Image via NC DPS)
‘Shaky Ground’: With COVID Numbers Rising, Cooper Urging Safety Over Thanksgiving

NC officials like Roy Cooper and Mandy Cohen are warning of a new peak in coronavirus cases in the state as Thanksgiving approaches.