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Debate Over Fireworks Legalization Lights Up

Debate Over Fireworks Legalization Lights Up

A bill proposed at the N.C. General Assembly could make fireworks legal, but regulated. By Rachel Herzog Next Fourth of July, North..

July 29, 2015 with 0 Comments
Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

Bill Would Allow Families to Save for Disabled Members

The ABLE Act will allow for savings that would not affect eligibility for Medicaid or other benefits. By Rose Hoban Thomas Beckmann was..

July 22, 2015 with 1 Comment
Report: N.C. Kids Poorer, But Do Better in Health and School

Report: N.C. Kids Poorer, But Do Better in Health and School

While the health and educational status of North Carolina kids has improved, their economic well-being has gotten worse. By Rachel Herzog..

July 22, 2015 with 0 Comments
Advocates Call for Medicaid Expansion, But the Politics Look Unlikely

Advocates Call for Medicaid Expansion, But the Politics Look Unlikely

Across the U.S., Republican governors and legislatures are embracing an expansion of the health care program for the poor, disabled and..

July 20, 2015
Bill Would Allow for Peewee ATV Operators

Bill Would Allow for Peewee ATV Operators

Legislators are considering a provision that would allow 6-year-olds to operate certain all-terrain vehicles. By Rachel Herzog In North..

July 16, 2015
Bill Would Allow Trucks to Idle Engines Indefinitely, DENR Offers Support

Bill Would Allow Trucks to Idle Engines Indefinitely, DENR Offers Support

Part of a measure that has passed the Senate would allow diesel trucks to idle on and on and on. By Gabe Rivin In January, Laura Kelley..

July 15, 2015
Few North Carolinians Get Enough Fruits and Veggies

Few North Carolinians Get Enough Fruits and Veggies

By Rose Hoban New data from federal public health authorities show that only about one 10 people in North Carolina eat a healthy amount of..

July 13, 2015
School-Garden Advocates Hoping for Connection to Improved Child Health

School-Garden Advocates Hoping for Connection to Improved Child Health

Some educators believe getting kids to work in school gardens helps them eat more vegetables, even as they’re waiting for research to..

July 7, 2015
Finish Line in Sight for Autism Insurance Bill

Finish Line in Sight for Autism Insurance Bill

After years of frustration, autism advocates are poised to get an insurance bill through the General Assembly. By Rose Hoban After years of..

July 1, 2015
Press Release: Shark Victim Update

Press Release: Shark Victim Update

UNC Children’s chief surgeon, Dr. Bill Adamson, shares details about the care and treatment of 12-year-old Kiersten Yow, who was..

June 25, 2015
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