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Dudley Railroad Tie Fire was Arson; DEQ Requiring Soil, Ash Sampling
Arson was the cause of a blaze that burned nearly 2 million creosote-treated railroad ties last month in Dudley, a fire that smoldered for nearly a week and spewed plumes of purple smoke several stories high.
We Can’t Drive Our Way Out of Climate Change
A half dozen modular homes are crammed in the elbow of the offramp from I-785 to US 70 on the fringes of Greensboro.
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
Opinion | The 2023 Legislative Session: Out of the Starting Gate — Sideways
We weren’t expecting it to be pretty – “it” being the launch of the N.C. General Assembly’s new session, with freshly emboldened conservatives eager to flex their muscles.
Reaping What Anti-Government Policies Have Sown: North Carolina’s Chronic Public Employee Shortage Wasn’t an Accident
The much-faster-than-expected economic recovery that’s followed the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic has produced several encouraging developments in the United States: low unemployment, rising wages, strong corporate profits, flattened or even falling poverty rates – just to name a few.
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.
In Lawsuit Against the EPA, North Carolina Environmental, Public Health Groups Get Their Day in Court Over PFAS Dispute
The plaintiffs in this case against the EPA are Cape Fear River Watch, Clean Cape Fear, ToxicFree NC and the Center for Environmental Health.
NC House Gives Final Approval to its Medicaid Expansion Bill
The state House made quick work of its proposal to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults, moving the bill through committees, floor votes, and out to the state Senate in three days.
Opinion | UNC Chapel Hill Trustees Misfire with Rushed and Ill-Conceived Plan to Launch Conservative School
Two weeks ago, the UNC Board of Trustees arrived in Chapel Hill hellbent on launching yet another salvo in the campus Culture Wars.