The parched lands of North Carolina are bearing stark witness to the intensifying climate crisis. For months, the skies have remained stubbornly dry, casting a pall of drought over the...Read More
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State Representative Tricia Cotham, who in April gave Republicans a supermajority in the legislature by switching parties from Democrat to Republican, will run for reelection next fall in the newly redrawn House District 105 in southern Mecklenburg County.
One of the fastest growing women’s sports in the country has finally been classified as a sport in North Carolina. Womens high school wrestling is now in 41 states with nearly 50,000 student-athletes participating, that is a 880% rise in participation since 2005. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association sanctioned the sport in April 2022.
The parched lands of North Carolina are bearing stark witness to the intensifying climate crisis. For months, the skies have remained stubbornly dry, casting a pall of drought over the state. Asheville has not seen a significant downpour since late August, leaving its rain gauge yearning for a replenishing shower. The situation is echoed across the state, with Hickory, Southern Pines, and Reidsville all reeling from rainfall deficits.
North Carolina parents and educators are banding together to demand more resources and support for public schools. “Public School Strong” is an emerging group with over 500 members from various regions across the state. According to WRAL News, the group held a rally in Raleigh on Wednesday, November 15th. The parents and teachers marched and presented Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt with their survey showing that most North Carolinians support public schools.
In just a few weeks, Medicaid expansion will take place in North Carolina, giving more than 600,000 people access to healthcare coverage for the first time.
Historically, the Republican-controlled NC state legislature has included millions for fake abortion clinics in our state budgets, and after months of delays, the newly passed state budget for 2023-24 is no different. Nearly $26 million in funding is headed to a variety of religious organizations, including direct grants to specific churches as well as even more funding for fake abortion clinics often called “crisis pregnancy centers”.
There’s a cat custody battle brewing between two people in two different states. Does Bob/Maui the cat belong in Kansas or in North Carolina? A court may have to make that decision.
A troubling new report by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) highlights a new trend among those seeking to attack the LGBTQ community – attempts to silence supporters of LGBTQ people.
The state is closing in on another month with a budget. Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper underscored the impact of yet another delay – urging state Republicans to pass the state budget, which would close the healthcare coverage gap for many and give raises to thousands of North Carolinians.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized Chemours to import up to 4.4 million pounds of waste containing GenX, a type of “forever chemical,” from its facility in the Netherlands to its plant in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union found that students of color and students with disabilities are disproportionately referred to law enforcement in North Carolina.
North Carolina Republicans last week passed into law their latest congressional and state voting maps – maps that are so extremely gerrymandered that it’s likely they’re illegal.
Governor Roy Cooper and advocates are condemning Duke Energy’s latest proposal that relies on short-term solutions to meet the state’s net-zero emissions goals by 2050.