Junior Molly Day gets her first Pfizer Biontech COVID vaccine at Ridley High School on May 3, 2021 in Ridley, Pa. "It feels good, I'm happy I can protect myself and other," Day said after getting the shot.  (Photo by Pete Bannan/MediaNews Group/Daily Times via Getty Images)
FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine for Kids 12 and Up

The US Food and Drug Administration expanded its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday, taking a huge step in the overall vaccination effort and bringing incalculable relief to many parents. It’s the news so many have been waiting for: Children 12 and older can now safely get the COVID-19 vaccine. The US...

Democratic U.S. House Rep. Deborah Ross in a 2016 file photo. Ross' attempts at passing equal pay legislation failed in the North Carolina General Assembly in years past, but Democrats in the state legislature say there's new momentum for the bill today. (Robert Willett/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
‘Women in Our State Deserve to be Paid Fairly’: North Carolina Democrats File Gender Pay Gap Legislation

Why supporters in North Carolina say there’s real momentum to address longtime pay gaps between men and women.

A couple fills out ballots together at the O.P. Owens Building on November 3, 2020  in Lumberton, North Carolina.  After a record-breaking turnout during the 2020 election, Democrats and Republicans are at odds over Democrats plans to expand voting access through the 'For the People Act.' (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
How North Carolina Became a Model for Democrats’ Nationwide Push to Expand Voting Access

Since Election Day, Republicans have filed hundreds of bills aimed at restricting voting access. But the federal ‘For The People Act’ would introduce sweeping, NC-like voting reforms nationwide.

Tenants' rights advocates demonstrate in front of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston on Jan. 13. ( Image via AP/Michael Dwyer)
NC Tenants Have Rights in This Pandemic. And a ‘Wall of Shame’ May Violate Them.

With a national and state moratoriums on evictions in place, a Charlotte landlord posted a “Wall of Shame” about tenants who were behind in rent.

Santa Terry works in the Wilmington area. The trick to maintaining Christmas spirit amid a pandemic, he said, is being creative in socially distancing. (Mandy Watkins Chapman/Twig & Feather Photography)
Santas Can’t Do Normal Santa Things This Season. Here’s How They’re Handling the Change.

Long walks on the beach with Santa? Coronavirus is hard on everyone. But these NC Santas say he’s up for the challenge.

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Your Vote 2020: A Step-by-Step Guide to Voting Absentee in North Carolina

Election Day is more than 40 days away, but you can already vote absentee. Here’s a simple guide on how to vote by mail in North Carolina.

With NC being the first state to send out mail-in ballots, civil rights leader William Barber II is urging his home state to vote. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
‘For God’s Sake, Vote’: NC, First State in the Nation to Send Absentee Ballots, Preps for 2020 Election

As NC prepares for an Election Day like no other, officials say the system—and the US Postal Service—is ready for flood of absentee ballots.