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Cindy Palmer faces probation after plea deal in cases of unlawful child removals. Cherokee County attorney faces March trial date.
Special REPORT: RAISING JAILS, parts 1 & 2 of Four
With costs of repeatedly expanding jail beds mounting, some counties willing to bet some of their funding on promise of anti-addiction efforts and other programs.
Recommendations to build bigger jails often come from same firms that land jail design contracts. Consultant methods may stack deck in favor of big investments in jail construction.
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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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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services warns of facilities with ‘yo-yo’ compliance that don’t address problems putting residents at risk.
Cindy Palmer faces multiple felony charges for role in illegal removal of children from Cherokee County families.
School districts with vaccine mandates point to lower levels of COVID-19 transmission.
Senate budget draft extends postpartum benefits for a year for low-income families.
Department of Environmental Quality penalizes Fayetteville plant for exceeding limits on how much of its GenX chemical can be released into air.
North Carolina once led the nation in the backlog of untested rape kits. Legislation helped change that, with many serial rapists facing prosecution.
Judge says NC Department of Labor must review revised petition for safety standards seriously after rejecting one a year ago without enough explanation.
Parents and Disability Rights NC lose ruling in lawsuit against Lincoln County’s school board over mask-optional policy.
Projects focusing on coastal habitat resilience and regulations eying species restoration offer hope for fisheries despite climate change.
Financial barriers to treatment make recovery challenging. Funds from recent pharmaceutical settlements could help.
State Board of Elections raises concerns over House and Senate budgets, which have not allocated millions in already-appropriated federal money to be used for election security.