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A view of a damaged trailer in Haywood County, NC, after historic flooding. Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in Haywood County after the heavy rainfall from Tropical Depression Fred devastated the area, putting businesses under 6 feet of water and mud and killing several.l 
Climate scientists warn that climate change will produce more frequent and violent storms in the years to come. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Climate Change Is Not a Warning for North Carolina – It’s Already Here.

A rural North Carolina advocate on the need for big climate change and infrastructure plans to offset the impacts on farms and families.

Line judge Maia Chaka stands on the field during the second half of an NFL football game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. Chaka became the first Black woman to official an NFL game when she called the Panthers-Jets game Sunday in Charlotte. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
A Black Woman Officiated the Panthers Game. It’s the First Time in NFL History.

The Panthers recognized Maia Chaka, who hails from Virginia, during Sunday’s game against the Jets in Charlotte. 

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley, center in white shirt, says that while communities like Milwaukee are national leaders in fighting healthcare disparities, they need help from federal elected officials to fully achieve their goals. (Photo courtesy of Protect Our Care)
David Crowley: Communities Need Help to Achieve Healthcare Goals

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley writes that President Biden's Build Back Better agenda is critical to helping communities like Milwaukee expand health care to the most needy.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, an ambulance drives behind two firemen as they walk along the road near the crash scene of the United Airlines jet that crashed near Shanksville. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
‘It’s Often Forgotten.’ Flight 93’s Revolt Remembered as Heroic

ess than 10 people actually witnessed the plane go down in rural southwestern PA on Sept. 11th. Those who were in Shanksville that day don’t want the world to forget what happened on Flight 93.

The 9/11 Tribute Flag flies at half-mast over the Garden of Reflection 9/11 Memorial in Bucks County. Three pilots, who were friends with United Airlines Flight 175 pilot Victor Saracini, have taken the flag on flights over each of the crash sites. The 9/11 Tribute Flag is believed to be the only flag that has flown in the air above all three crash sites. (Keystone Photo/Patrick Berkery)
‘We Will Never Forget’: Bonded by the Loss of a Friend and Fellow Pilot on 9/11

Pilots Peter Maniscalco, Sam Irvin, and Steven Verdi flew the Tribute Flag over all three 9/11 crash sites in memory of those who died in the attacks, including their friend and fellow pilot Victor Saracini. 

From left: Sue Hoefs, Elie Gendloff, and Tom Mall were among more than a dozen UpNorthNews readers who reflected on 9/11 ahead of the 20th anniversary. (Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
‘Like Watching a Horror Movie’: Reflecting On 9/11, 20 Years Later

More than a dozen UpNorthNews readers shared their memories of the terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 Americans 20 years ago.

Wisconsin's Wolf River (Image via Shutterstock)
Trump Rolled Back Clean Water Regulations. Two Wisconsin Tribes Just Won Against His Rule in Court.

Two Wisconsin tribes were among five who sued to block the rule enacted in 2020.