Stories tagged: "north carolina"


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.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

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‘Spend More Time With the Grandkids’: North Carolinians Line Up in Charlotte for COVID Vaccine

Eat out. Get a haircut. Be a good citizen. People in Charlotte on why they rushed to get the COVID vaccine as NC upped inoculation efforts.

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.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) addresses members of the media in North Carolina in October. Harris made the closing arguments for the Biden/Harris campaign in eastern NC Sunday, Nov. 1. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
Riding With Kamala Harris: Inside the Biden Campaign’s Closing Arguments in Eastern NC

Why eastern NC, the place where I'm from, plays host to Kamala Harris' final points on income inequality, healthcare, and racial injustice.