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Three-judge panel rules partisan gerrymandering may be permissible in drawing districts, declines to issue preliminary injunction. Decision being appealed.
National article focuses on people affected by county’s illegal scheme, but problems in NC different from those elsewhere.
A missed eviction hearing results in an automatic eviction for renters. Many tenants in Mecklenburg County and throughout NC are evicted for this reason.
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How and why North Carolina counties decide to build or expand jails, the costs of those decisions and possible alternatives.
How climate change affects North Carolina’s fisheries
and the people who rely on them for a living.
Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Brown
in Elizabeth City in late April 2021.
Struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic in state’s prison system
Justice elusive for NC sexual assault survivors
Inconsistency and inequity in child welfare policies across NC
The importance of sexual assault nurse examiners
and the difficulty of locating them in North Carolina
Grappling with food insecurity in North Carolina
Is one of North Carolina’s main systems
for housing those with mental illness failing?
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Más allá de las cárceles: explorando cambios en las políticas para reducir la necesidad de cárceles más grandes
Muchos condados urbanos han reducido la población carcelaria a través de reformas, pero los condados rurales han estado encarcelando a más gente.
Latest changes include priorities such as protecting submerged aquatic vegetation and wetlands, abiding by environmental rules, wastewater infrastructure solutions to improve water quality, and habitat mapping.
Las cárceles pagadas para albergar a reclusos de otros gobiernos enfrentan preguntas de sus políticas y cálculos complicados
Los ingresos por albergar a los presos federales, estatales o de otros condados no siempre resultan en ganancias para los condados de Carolina del Norte.
Shortage of nurses contributes to delays in getting testing programs underway in many North Carolina school districts.
Con el aumento de los costos de expandir repetidamente las camas de las cárceles, algunos gobiernos locales están dispuestos a apostar parte de sus fondos a la promesa de los esfuerzos antidrogas y otros programas preventivos.
Media coalition to appeal ruling in months-long fight for transparency in Pasquotank County deputies’ shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.
North Carolina farmers weigh in on a possible shortage and the effect on pricing.
Districts expect spending pace to pick up with major ventilation and other projects planned, but supply-and-demand issues delay work.
New report examined six major estuary systems across US, including North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound.
Learn more about how the additional shots work and who might need them.
State Board of Elections considers new election security measure, works to figure out whether and how to incorporate it into state practices.