North Carolina farmers are monitoring a bill that’s been revived in Congress, aimed at improving farm sustainability and reducing the agriculture industry’s contributions to climate change.
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Bobby Norfleet Wasn’t the Only Elderly Imprisoned Person in NC Eligible for Parole
Earlier this week NC Newsline published an in-depth story about Bobby Norfleet, a 67-year-old man who was sentenced to life in prison in 1979.
New Raft of Bills Target Transgender Youth in Sports, Health Care
As news broke this week that Rep. Tricia Cotham’s party change would hand Republicans a veto-proof super majority in both chambers of the General Assembly, GOP lawmakers filed six new bills targeting transgender youth, their participation in sports, and their healthcare.
House Budget Proposal Falls Woefully Short of What Our Students and Educators Deserve | Opinion
When compared to the current school year, total state funding for public schools would increase just 0.7 percent under the House budget.
Report Finds Some Incarcerated People Don’t Trust NC’s Prison Grievance System
A new report on North Carolina’s prison grievance procedure found that some incarcerated people do not think the policy resolves their complaints and fear they will be punished for raising an objection about their confinement.
States are Learning On the Fly about Sports Betting Addiction
As North Carolina moves closer to legalizing sports gambling, cautionary tales — especially for young men — emerge in other states
Key Questions Unanswered as Smithfield Foods Unveils New Plan to Capture Hog Farm Methane
Giant pork producer asks Northamption County officials to sign off on proposal that would transport gas to Virginia, but declines to disclose key details
A Terrible Bet: North Carolina Should Not Cave In to the Sports Gambling Onslaught | Opinion
North Carolina elected leaders have enacted several ineffective and misleading laws over the years, but when it comes to undermining public confidence in government and taking advantage of vulnerable people, the badly misnamed “education lottery” has to be near the bottom of any “worst of” list.
NC’s Black Farmers Can’t Find Affordable Land
With the cost of farmland up by more than 8% percent in North Carolina, the state’s Black farmers are struggling to purchase additional acreage or jumpstart their farming dreams.
State House Committee Advances Latest Version of Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation
Republicans defend bill as promoting equality, while Democrats forecast chilling impact on honest classroom discussions