Stories tagged: "Wake County"

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Good News Friday: When a NC Pet Shelter Asked for Help, People Answered

This week’s Good News Friday roundup may have a touch of bittersweet feelings (anything about a NC pet shelter does!), but we promise it's all good news. 

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Wake County Libraries Expand Free Program for People with Memory Loss

Public libraries in NC’s capitol county are investing in memory care kits that help people connect with family and caregivers.

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Op-Ed: Rail Becomes Reality With Biden’s Infrastructure Investments

President Biden's infrastructure law invested $58 million in the Raleigh to Richmond rail. In an op-ed a project that will benefit workers, the community, and the environment.

People pay their respects at an entry to The Covenant School that has become a memorial for victims, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Six people were fatally shot at the school the day before. (AP Photo/John Amis)
‘Children Are Dying.’ A Future NC Teacher Urges Action on Guns

In a powerful speech, a college student told the Wake County School Board that children and teachers were suffering the consequences while elected officials offered only prayers and half-measures.

Graphic by Francesca Daly for Cardinal & Pine
Meet Your North Carolina Lawmakers: State Rep. Tim Longest of Wake County

Democrat Tim Longest was elected to represent West Raleigh in the state House in November. He supports Medicaid expansion, improving workers’ rights, and strengthening gun safety laws.

North Carolina state Rep. Erin Paré, the only Republican in Wake County's legislative district, presents her proposal to change how members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners are elected during a committee meeting at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
NC Republicans Reject Local Control, Want to Force Wake County to Change How It Elects County Commissioners

Republican State Rep. Erin Paré wants to force the state's most populous county to become the only one in the state that holds nonpartisan commissioner elections, and requires that members be elected by district, rather than the county at large.