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Senators Crackdown on Dumping Unwanted Children

Senators Crackdown on Dumping Unwanted Children

North Carolina senators want to ban a specific type of child custody: The kind created when parents hand off their children to strangers...

June 29, 2016 with 0 Comments
Improving Health Care for North Carolina’s Older LGBT Community

Improving Health Care for North Carolina’s Older LGBT Community

A law clinic at Wake Forest University informs medical providers about the rights and needs of their older lesbian, gay, bisexual and..

June 27, 2016 with 0 Comments
Study: North Carolina Minors Have Easy Online Access to E-Cigs

Study: North Carolina Minors Have Easy Online Access to E-Cigs

Despite legislators’ and parents’ efforts, kids have no problem buying electronic cigarettes online. By Bradley Allf Gone are..

June 22, 2016 with 1 Comment
Debate Continues Over How to Use Money from Dix Sale

Debate Continues Over How to Use Money from Dix Sale

Lawmakers don’t agree about how to use the money received by the state from the sale of Raleigh’s Dix hospital. By Thomas..

June 21, 2016 with 0 Comments
Legislators Go Slow on Kratom

Legislators Go Slow on Kratom

State senators ease up on banning the substance, but they’re still wary. By Minali Nigam A legislative proposal to ban kratom, a..

June 15, 2016
Study: Mental Health Gun-restriction Laws Don’t Deter Violence, Suicide

Study: Mental Health Gun-restriction Laws Don’t Deter Violence, Suicide

A Duke researcher examines measures intended to keep potentially violent people from obtaining firearms and finds them lacking. By Rose..

June 14, 2016
Senate Health & Human Services Budget – First Look

Senate Health & Human Services Budget – First Look

This year’s budget coming out of the Senate doesn’t have any large cuts, but a multitude of nips and tucks. By Rose Hoban..

June 2, 2016
ED Wait Times Not Budging for Mental Health Patients

ED Wait Times Not Budging for Mental Health Patients

Psychiatric patients languish in hospital emergency rooms all over the state. Will it get better? By Rose Hoban During the first week in..

May 24, 2016
Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

Keeping Kids Out of Prison by Intervening Early

A multi-agency program in Western North Carolina offers care to adolescents at the first signs of trouble. By Taylor Sisk Criminal justice..

May 23, 2016
No Big Surprises in House HHS Budget

No Big Surprises in House HHS Budget

With Medicaid reform completed, this year’s House Health and Human Services budget lacked some of the drama of prior years. By Rose..

May 19, 2016
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