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Bill to help homeless kids get health care passes House
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
When Michael Absher was a senior in his Hendersonville high school, he lived in a homeless shelter. Absher, now 28, stayed there for about a year after his mom had mental health issues and his grandmother, with whom he had been living, died. “It was a really stressful time,” he said during a phone interview Wednesday. Once he was out of
 
Report targets racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
African–American women are dying from preventable pregnancy-related complications at three to four times the rate of white women, according to a report from the Center for American Progress. Also, the death rate for black infants is twice that of infants born to white mothers. The authors of “Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and
 
Opioid treatment program for former inmates
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Public Safety are partnering to create a new medication-assisted treatment program to reduce the overdose-related deaths of people with an opioid disorder who are re-entering their communities upon leaving prison. “We want to support our citizens who are
 
New legislation would allow judicial discretion on drug crimes
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
One of the latest pieces of national criminal justice reform legislation has made its way to North Carolina. The N.C. version of the First Step Act would give judges more discretion when sentencing non-violent drug crimes. President Donald Trump signed federal First Step legislation into law in December, and other states have enacted their own versions of
 

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Home Seminar

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Big business and renaming a neighborhood

What if Google tried to rename your neighborhood? That happened to some Californians in spring

Martin Street prepares to celebrate 150 years

RALEIGH — In 1869, a determined group of black Christians recognized the need for a place

New candidate challenges Tillis’ seat

RALEIGH – State Senator Erica D. Smith and her supporters served notice to U.S. Sen. Thom