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With Medicaid Under Threat, an N.C. Pastor Laced Up His Shoes and Began Walking to Washington

His daughter has special needs, and his family couldn’t get by without the program

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U.S. Representative David Price Wants the Feds to Regulate N.C. Hog Farms

He also wants to give farmers tax credits to upgrade their waste disposal systems

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Water Levels Are Declining in North Carolina’s Rivers and Streams, and Scientists Are Concerned

Increased development and water withdrawals—as well as climate change—are to blame

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The State Budget’s Raise-the-Age Provision Isn’t Everything Advocates Wanted, But It’s a Start

Come 2019, North Carolina won’t be the last state to automatically prosecute all sixteen- and seventeen-year-olds as adults

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The Reverend Barber Is Leaving the N.C. NAACP, But He’ll Still March When We Need Him

The Moral Mondays leader will now lead a Poor People’s Campaign

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Eleven Bills That Beat the Legislature’s Crossover Deadline That You Should Keep Your Eye On

Catching our breath after the craziest week in North Carolina politics

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Eighty-four Years After the Twenty-first Amendment, Are North Carolina’s Liquor Laws Ready for the Twenty-first Century?

Two bills in the legislature aim to boost the state’s brewers and distillers. The opposition is both biblical and financial.

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The Neuse River Is Sick, and Advocates Blame the Pork and Poultry Industries

A conversation group has named the Neuse one of the country’s most endangered rivers because of waste from nearby farms.

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State Representative Jimmy Dixon Collected $115,000 from Big Pork, Then Tried to Make the Industry’s Legal Troubles Go Away

He introduced a bill that would effectively negate property owners’ lawsuits filed against hog farms over pollution

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Can Republican-Sponsored Redistricting Reform Save North Carolina’s Democracy?

Last month, four Republicans proposed a bill to redistricting out of lawmakers’ hands and give it to an independent commission

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If Trump Drops DACA, Will Triangle Universities Protect Student Dreamers?

Students and faculty have been pushing Duke and the UNC system to declare their campuses sanctuaries—to no avail thus far

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What’s Standing Between Rural North Carolina and Reliable Internet Service?

The answer: big telecoms and the legislators who do their bidding

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The U.S. Department of Labor Hits a State Senator’s Farm with a Conspicuously Small Fine

Senator Brent Jackson, whose farm is being sued by seven of its guest workers, has to pay an average of $103.81 to twenty-one employees. The reason is unclear.

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N.C. Muslims Could Be Decisive in a Close Election. So What Do They Think About 2016?

In Wake County, they’re scared of Donald Trump—but not altogether sold on Hillary Clinton

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RIP Paul Luebke, a Progressive Icon

For forty years, the academic, author, and lawmaker was on the front lines of social justice.

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Watchdogs Say Hurricane Matthew Flooded a Duke Power Plant, Which Spewed Toxic Coal Ash into the Neuse River

Duke Energy has said only a small amount of ash leaked out. The advocates aren’t buying it.

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Charlotte Rising: The Night I Got Pepper-Sprayed in the Queen City

Another black men dead. Another city on edge. How long before it happens here?

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How Much Has HB 2 Cost North Carolina? As Much as $395 Million—and Counting.

Of that, $160 million comes from lost sporting events alone

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After a Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina’s Voting Restrictions, State Republicans Try to Circumvent the Decision

The state party instructed local GOP elections officials to limit early voting as much as possible.

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Meet the New PAC That Will Be Clogging Your TV with Anti-Josh Stein Ads This Fall

Carolinians for Freedom, a front group set up by the Republican Attorneys General Association, has little to do with Carolina.

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I fully support stronger regulation in this area. The powerful lobby has had its way for too long and it …

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