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Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

Schoolhouse Lead Costs Districts, While State Hangs Back

The high profile lead-in-water problem in Flint, Michigan has prompted state lawmakers’ concern over the condition of the water in school..

September 8, 2016
Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Davies: State Public Health Workers Lack Confidence in Health Director

Former State Epidemiologist Megan Davies recounts how workers in the Division of Public Health told her they felt betrayed by the person..

August 19, 2016
Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

Families with Medically Fragile Children Face New Waitlist for Medicaid Services

The temporary waitlist begins this week and will extend until federal officials give approval to a new application from North Carolina’s..

August 17, 2016
Mental-Health Initiatives Get Once-over from State Community & Family Advisory Council

Mental-Health Initiatives Get Once-over from State Community & Family Advisory Council

By Thomas Goldsmith North Carolinians from Buncombe County to Little Washington, with a stake in the consumer side of mental health care,..

August 16, 2016
Sparks Flew Early Over Well-Water Letters

Sparks Flew Early Over Well-Water Letters

Toxicologist’s deposition reveals disagreements within state agencies over how risks were described to well owners living near Duke..

August 5, 2016
State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

State Lends An Ear to Vulnerable Adults, Seniors

There are more seniors who have no one to look in on them when things go wrong. How should the state respond to them? By Thomas Goldsmith..

August 4, 2016
Food Banks in NC Shift To Healthy Choices

Food Banks in NC Shift To Healthy Choices

Food banks across the state are making efforts to provide more fresh fruits and vegetables. By Minali Nigam In North Carolina, one in six..

August 3, 2016
Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of Disabled Kids Weigh in on Proposed Medicaid Changes

Parents of children with profound physical and developmental disabilities give officials with the Department of Health and Human Services..

July 28, 2016
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
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
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