Health care becomes centerpiece of U.S. Senate race
The U.S. Senate race out of North Carolina is tightening as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis battle over health care.
Civil rights organizations rally against discrimination in N.C. public schools
A coalition of civil rights organizations filed a complaint to the U.S. Department of Justice demanding an investigation of discriminatory enrollment measures at NC public schools.
Educators critique McCrory's teacher pay initiative
Gov. Pat McCrory has taken initiative to pay public school teachers more, but some educators say he is not going far enough to retain teachers.
"Choose Life" license plates struck down by Circuit Court
North Carolina has terminated a piece of anti-abortion legislation, just over two years after it was passed into law.
Reggie Day examines racial justice through NC laws
As debate over voter identification laws persists in North Carolina, a lecture series put on by the Reginaldo Howard Scholarship Program hopes to bring racial justice to the table.
Slews gather for Moral March protest of N.C. policies
A crowd of nearly 100,000—including Duke students—protested recent North Carolina policy changes in downtown Raleigh Saturday, a culmination of last year's popular Moral Monday protests.
Unemployment rate in North Carolina drops to 6.9 percent
The unemployment rate in North Carolina plummeted in 2013, a trend mirrored in Duke’s hiring.
Charter schools on rise in NC
Durham County will be adding its 11th charter school in August, contributing to a recent surge in area charter schools that has drawn concern from local public school officials.
Unions push to raise NC clout
The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is directing its attention to the South.
Clay Aiken considers running for Congress in North Carolina
Clay Aiken may be coming to a voting center near you.
Voter ID laws debated across state lines
Actions taken in other states on voter identification laws may indirectly influence the legal outcomes on the issue in North Carolina.
Senate race for Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan's seat heats up
The North Carolina Senate race heats up early as Republican primary candidates scramble for Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan’s seat.
Duke, Durham work to keep minors in school and out of courts
Members from both the Duke and Durham communities are working towards protecting students from a downwards spiral into the criminal justice system.
N.C. public education policies receive D+
Last week, the North Carolina state public school system passed one advocacy group’s test—but just barely.
N.C. law prohibits sex-selective abortions, allows trial for in utero murder
Two separate laws related to unborn children have recently been passed into North Carolina state law.
N.C. ranked No. 2 for solar capacity
According to a report from a leading market analyst, the future of solar energy in North Carolina is looking bright.
Obama announces innovation hub at NCSU
President Barack Obama is aiming for energy manufacturing to be the future of the U.S. economy, with Raleigh, N.C. at the center of development.
Flu claims 21 lives in North Carolina
Durham county health officials are urging the public to practice clean living habits in anticipation of a busy flu season.
Policy changes reduce public counsel
A new policy in North Carolina keeps some defendants out of jail at the expense of their right to public counsel.
Death sentences remain low in NC
Public opinion, high costs and geography have contributed to a decline in the use of the death penalty in North Carolina.
N.C. NAACP petitions McCrory to expand Medicaid
The North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People released a petition Nov. 26 against Governor Pat McCrory’s plans to deny Medicaid expansion under the...
Blue Cross Blue Shield provides insurance after ACA shuts plans down
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and state officials are working together to enact a policy that would allow hundreds of thousands of citizens to keep their current health care plans...
Data Quality Center releases educational data report
North Carolina is among one of the higher performing states with regard to educational data usage, according to the Data Quality Campaign.
North Carolina ranks No. 2 for heavy equipment theft
North Carolina has the second most heavy equipment thefts in the country, according to a report published by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
N.C. state government advocates for Choose Life license plates
The North Carolina state government is appealing a court decision that said North Carolinians have the right to choose—to choose what goes on the back of their cars.