Activists take part in a protest outside of the Old Ebbitt Grill to call for a full minimum wage with tips for restaurant workers in Washington, DC in May 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images)
‘More Rights for the Employer’: Why Workers Have it So Bad in North Carolina

North Carolina’s lack of worker protections makes it the worst place in the country to work, especially for Black women, a recent analysis found.

Chris Rutledge, a nurse for Samaritan’s Purse, eats lunch in January 2021 during the only short break of her 12-hour shift inside the COVID-19 field hospital in Lenoir, N.C. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)
Mobile Morgues and Desperation: Inside North Carolina’s Least Vaccinated County

A hospital leader in Robeson County tells C&P why she’s exhausted, mad, and scared for her community right now. 

Reverend Gregory Hardy is arrested in April 2015 as he and other clergy members demonstrate for Medicaid expansion outside the Senate chamber at the North Carolina Legislature in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Too Poor To Get Sick: What’s Next for the Half-Million Uninsured North Carolinians

Inside the wait for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, one of 12 states spurning a federally-funded healthcare program for poor people.

Many parents and guardians have already received their first advance child tax credit payments, which will continue monthly through December. Any one who hasn't can check their eligibility as well as make changes to their deposit accounts, address and number of dependents by going to irs.gov and updating their information. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Still Waiting on Your $250-$300 Child Tax Credit? Try These Next Steps.

Parents nationwide have begun receiving their monthly child tax credit payments. If you haven't gotten yours, here's what to do.

In this 2016 file photo, journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones attends the Peabody Awards Ceremony in New York. A controversy over tenure at North Carolina's flagship university has highlighted discrimination against Black students, student-activists said Wednesday in Chapel Hill. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
After Nikole Hannah-Jones Snub, UNC ‘Not Safe for Black Students’ Either, Activists Say

North Carolina’s flagship public university has been the scene of numerous race-related controversies in recent years, including white supremacist rallies around a Confederate monument.

A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women Are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

In this 2016 file photo, people gather in front of a Flint, Mich. church before participating in a national march to highlight the push for clean water. (Image via Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
NC Could Shrink Drinking Water Lead Levels Under This Federal Plan

An ambitious piece of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal would replace lead pipes across the country.