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Building a Map of Zika-bearing Mosquitoes, One Tiny Egg at a Time

Building a Map of Zika-bearing Mosquitoes, One Tiny Egg at a Time

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended to states, North Carolina is updating its census of mosquitoes capable..

June 24, 2016 with 0 Comments
Wind Farm Regulations Meet Turbulent Response at General Assembly

Wind Farm Regulations Meet Turbulent Response at General Assembly

Proposed regulations on wind power facilities could effectively quash the development of the alternative energy source in Eastern North..

June 23, 2016 with 1 Comment
Ending Solitary for Juveniles, Prison Commissioner Cites Use of Evidence-Based Alternatives

Ending Solitary for Juveniles, Prison Commissioner Cites Use of Evidence-Based Alternatives

By Rose Hoban Juveniles under the age of 18 who are incarcerated in North Carolina prisons will no longer be subjected to solitary..

June 21, 2016 with 2 Comments
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
NC Child Welfare System Failing Children, Families, Reports Say

NC Child Welfare System Failing Children, Families, Reports Say

In both governmental and private audits, the state’s system to protect vulnerable children was found wanting. By Rose Hoban The mental..

June 16, 2016 with 1 Comment
Firefighters Petition for More Health Care

Firefighters Petition for More Health Care

For firefighters, occupational exposures can lead to many types of cancer, with health care costs that currently aren’t covered under..

June 16, 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 with 3 Comments
UPDATED: Drivers With Disabilities May Find Road Ahead Cleared

UPDATED: Drivers With Disabilities May Find Road Ahead Cleared

A two-year old lawsuit gets resolved, making it easier for some folks with disabilities to get behind the wheel. UPDATE: Federal judge..

June 13, 2016 with 0 Comments
Bill Would Lift Turtle Ban

Bill Would Lift Turtle Ban

Lifting of 31-year-old ban would allow sale of potentially Salmonella-bearing turtles. By Rose Hoban Turtles are cute. They wiggle their..

June 13, 2016 with 1 Comment
Senate Budget Challenges River Cleanup Rules

Senate Budget Challenges River Cleanup Rules

Rules to restrict nutrient pollution in North Carolina waterways are under attack. By Catherine Clabby Language tucked into the Senate’s..

June 10, 2016
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