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NC Faith Leader Calls On Tillis, Burr to Back Equality Bill: ‘Love Thy Neighbor … Means Every Neighbor’

The head of the NC Council of Churches calls on the state’s two US senators to speak up for LGBTQ rights.

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.

Emily Shields
Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Puts Money Into the Pockets of Wisconsinites Who Need It

This approach, which includes a “revolutionary” expansion of the child tax credit, is likely to boost the economy more effectively than Trump’s coronavirus response signed one year ago, economists say.

Renita Webb, of Alamance County, is in the health care coverage gap and wants NC lawmakers to join other states in expanding Medicaid to adults like her (Image via Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
NC Mother: Lawmakers Should Give Up Their Health Care if They Won’t Expand Medicaid

North Carolina's lawmakers have rejected federal money to expand Medicaid and provide health care to up to 600,000 struggling adults.

DNA test kits make popular holiday gifts, but for people of color the stakes are higher.
DNA Kits Make Fun Gifts, But for People of Color the Stakes Are Higher

These incredibly popular holiday gifts can hold more complex results for people whose family origins have been complicated or erased by history, slavery, and other factors in the United States.

The author and his father
For Eight Months, I Worried COVID Would Kill My Dad. Last Month, He Tested Positive.

My dad was one of more than 4 million Americans to contract the virus in November. His is just one story in a nation full of them.

Illustrated kids' guide to holidays in the pandemic.
This Year Is Different: A Kids’ Guide to the Holidays

If you're having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.