Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

June Atkinson worries about the future of NC public schools

Watching the per-pupil funding shrink to near the bottom of the national rankings under the state’s Republican leadership has been painful for Atkinson. Now to see the public education’s leadership upended in the name of nebulous “choice,” she feels like the entire structure of public schools is in danger.

Ned Barnett

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact

Gov. Pat McCrory and his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly congratulated themselves for their frugality and foresight in building the state’s “rainy day fund” to $1.6 billion. And after Hurricane Matthew brought a colossal rainy day, it’s fortunate there is money on hand to respond.

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HB2 deal announced in late-night press conference; vote planned for Thursday

House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, and Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, announce late Wednesday that legislative leaders and Gov. Roy Cooper have reached a deal to repeal House Bill 2. Neither Moore nor Berger took questions, saying that part of their deal with Cooper, a Democrat, was to let the proposal speak for itself. “We certainly want to honor that agreement,” Moore said.
Clifton Dowell | NCInsider.com
HB2 deal announced in late-night press conference; vote planned for Thursday 1:56

HB2 deal announced in late-night press conference; vote planned for Thursday

Community Voices panel: Using privilege to lift up barriers 1:42

Community Voices panel: Using privilege to lift up barriers

Community Voices panel: ‘Not women’s issues, they’re human issues’ 1:55

Community Voices panel: ‘Not women’s issues, they’re human issues’

Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’ 1:01

Community Voices panel: ‘It’s time to be a feminist’