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State Board of Ed Unlikely to Reverse Decision to Deny Wake County Charter School Application
Application spurs unusual split between State Board and charter school oversight panel
Too Many Lawyers? Commission on University Governance Examines Board Memberships at its First Public Forum
In their first public listening session Tuesday, members of the Governor’s Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina heard concerns from parents and faculty members from UNC-Wilmington, while laying out its mission.
Western Wildfires Destroyed 246% More Homes and Buildings Over the Past Decade
It can be tempting to think that the recent wildfire disasters in communities across the West were unlucky, one-off events, but evidence is accumulating that points to a trend.
The Ocean Twilight Zone Could Store Vast Amounts of Carbon Captured from the Atmosphere
Deep below the ocean surface, the light fades into a twilight zone where whales and fish migrate and dead algae and zooplankton rain down from above.
Watchdog or Lapdog? New GOP Court Filings Test the Independence and Legitimacy of the NC Supreme Court | Opinion
There are many factors that go into building and sustaining a strong and healthy democracy: free, clean and transparently funded elections; inclusive suffrage; freedom of speech and association; an independent news media; predictable and reliable law enforcement; and an absence of widespread corruption.
Monday Numbers: NC’s Youth are Struggling. State Officials Say it’s Time to Get Serious About Mental Health Services
As the North Carolina General Assembly returns to Raleigh this week for the 2023 session, state educators and healthcare providers are issuing an urgent call for improved student access to mental health services.
AI and the Future of Work: 5 Experts on What ChatGPT, DALL-E and Other AI Tools Mean for Artists and Knowledge Workers
From steam power and electricity to computers and the internet, technological advancements have always disrupted labor markets, pushing out some jobs while creating others.
NC Advocates Encourage Screenings During Glaucoma Awareness Month
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, and with no symptoms, experts say it is important for North Carolinians to get regular eye exams.
Endangered Green Salamanders in Need of Protection
They’re elusive, colorful, covered in mucus, and an integral part of the local ecosystem currently threatened with extinction.