North Carolina

NC Policy Watch

  • Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan advanced by U.S. Senate Democrats

    U.S. Senate Democrats have reached a tentative agreement to negotiate the cost of prescription drugs in the Medicare program, the first step in passing a long-stalled package that’s expected to include tax and climate change provisions as well.  The post Medicare prescription drug negotiation plan advanced by U.S. Senate Democrats appeared first on NC Policy Watch.

  • Abortion access in post-Roe v. Wade North Carolina: Providers face big challenges

    As a family medicine physician in training, I have been closely following the news about Roe v. Wade. I am training to be an abortion provider because it is fundamental to how I comprehensively care for pregnant people and their families. Abortion is safe, normal, and essential. The recent reversal of Roe poses a direct threat to my training, and to the patients I serve here in North Carolina. The post Abortion access in post-Roe v. Wade North Carolina: Providers face big challenges appeared […]

  • This fall the future of democracy is at stake.

    The post This fall the future of democracy is at stake. appeared first on NC Policy Watch.

  • “Intoxicated on its own power”: What the Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA portends for the planet

    Relentless heat -- Raleigh is running well ahead of the 30-year average in the number of 90-degree days. The city has already recorded 24 days that hit 90 or above, on pace to blow past the average of 43 days -- and there are still two months until meteorological fall. Persistent drought — 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties are classified as experiencing some level of drought, as of June 28. The post “Intoxicated on its own power”: What the Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA portends […]

  • The legislature heads home – now what?

    The North Carolina General Assembly brought its 2022 “short session” to a close last week. Well, at least, it kinda’ sorta’ did. Unlike in decades gone by in which the legislature generally adjourned in early summer, not to return until the following year, the current leadership on Jones Street prefers to keep the state’s supposedly part-time lawmakers yoyoing back and forth to the state capital. And so it is that the adjournment resolution approved by both houses last week... The […]

North Carolina Health News

  • State veterans agency ignores NCGA deadlines for assessing state veterans nursing homes

    By Thomas Goldsmith Until they heard from Gov. Roy Cooper, the state Division of Military and Veterans Affairs slow-walked directives and missed legislative deadlines to look into the state veterans nursing home system and to report regularly on their progress, state records show.  Provisions in the state budget bill passed last winter directed the division The post State veterans agency ignores NCGA deadlines for assessing state veterans nursing homes appeared first on North Carolina Health News.

  • What’s the best way to pick a nursing home for a loved one?

    By Thomas Goldsmith When the time comes near to choose a nursing home for a loved one, the ideal path is to visit one or more facilities and talk with administrators, staff, and residents, according to people familiar with this transition. But for many families, the need for a nursing home is an urgent one, The post What’s the best way to pick a nursing home for a loved one? appeared first on North Carolina Health News.

Carolina Public Press

  • Would Cape Fear River barrier wall do enough to stop contaminants?

    Proposed barrier wall would limited at least 99% of contaminated groundwater from Chemours plant from entering the river. But some oppose permit for wall, saying that the remaining 1% is still unacceptable. Would Cape Fear River barrier wall do enough to stop contaminants? is a story from Carolina Public Press, an award-winning independent newsroom. Our breakthrough journalism shines a light on the critical overlooked and under-reported issues facing North Carolina’s 10.4 million residents. Please consider making a contribution to support our journalism.

  • Pilot sexual assault nurse training program would get boost from NC budget

    Program at Fayetteville State will be uniquely based at a historically black university, helping to address needs of under-served population. Pilot sexual assault nurse training program would get boost from NC budget is a story from Carolina Public Press, an award-winning independent newsroom. Our breakthrough journalism shines a light on the critical overlooked and under-reported issues facing North Carolina’s 10.4 million residents. Please consider making a contribution to support our journalism.

  • Sustaining local farmers with creative ARPA funds application

    Nonprofit farmers market has been helping farmers and consumers by doubling amount of SNAP benefits used to purchase locally grown food. Town now using ARPA funds to help sustain that practice. Sustaining local farmers with creative ARPA funds application is a story from Carolina Public Press, an award-winning independent newsroom. Our breakthrough journalism shines a light on the critical overlooked and under-reported issues facing North Carolina’s 10.4 million residents. Please consider making a contribution to support our journalism.

QCity Metro

  • Man arrested after two hour-long high speed chase through Charlotte

    When police found the suspect, a pursuit began and the suspect stole three more vehicles during the chase. The post Man arrested after two hour-long high speed chase through Charlotte appeared first on Q City Metro.

  • Our teetering democracy

    A functioning democracy takes work. We can invest in that work now or someday find our choices and freedoms even more limited. The post Our teetering democracy appeared first on Q City Metro.

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