More than 5,000 North Carolina prisoners are segregated from the general population on an average day, a practice that a national justice institute says is overused, costly and has negative mental health effects on inmates.
When Sen. Harry Brown rolled out a plan this week to change how the state distributes sales tax revenues, he says he didn’t realize that it would cause about half of North Carolina’s cities and towns to lose money. He now plans changes.
Gretchen Engel, director of the Durham-based Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Cassandra Stubbs, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union Capital Punishment Project, were among a team of attorneys who used the short-lived law to convert a North Carolina death row inmate’s sentence in 2012 to life without possibility for parole.
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Sally Pinnix has spent the past decade volunteering with the National Inclusion Project to ensure that children with disabilities are included in summer camps, after-school programs, sports leagues and more.
Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three apartment buildings as investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.
Three North Carolina Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the state's two Republican senators on Friday, urging them to “stand on the right side of history” and vote for the North Carolina native Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr were among 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats Thursday night for a non-binding budget amendment that would give legally married same-sex spouses Social Security and veterans benefits they have earned, and ensure them equal treatment under the law.