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Are we safe? Help us find out in our new year-long project

News & Observer and Herald-Sun reporters will launch a project called Are We Safe? It will look at worries, risk, safety of North Carolina residents and holding leaders and laws accountable for keeping our communities safe.
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News & Observer and Herald-Sun reporters will launch a project called Are We Safe? It will look at worries, risk, safety of North Carolina residents and holding leaders and laws accountable for keeping our communities safe.

Editor’s note: The May 8 event has been postponed. We’ll announce a rescheduled date soon.

Are we safe? Let’s talk about it at our latest Live event on Wednesday, May 8, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The event will be held at The News & Observer’s downtown newsroom, 421 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. We’ll talk about our new year-long project, “Are We Safe?”

Through this project, we’ll examine the issues and problems that concern our readers, tell the stories of people who’ve experienced those problems, hold leaders accountable and look for solutions.

What keeps North Carolinians up at night? A poll conducted for the N&O project asked residents around the state, and found that health care, shootings in public places, and tornadoes are among their main worries for themselves and their families. In addition, the poll showed that women and lower-income respondents are far less likely to feel safe than men and wealthier respondents.

At the May 8 event, you’ll hear more about the poll responses and the project from our reporters and editors. But mainly, we want to hear from you: As a Triangle resident, what are your most pressing concerns for you and your family? We invite you to help us shape our “Are We Safe?” project. With your help, we’ll answer the most urgent questions about the things that keep you up at night.

Space is limited, so please let us know you’re interested by completing this form or type bit.ly/CuriousNCLive into your browser.

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