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POV: 911 Good Samaritan Laws are Good Policy and Reveal Right Values

In 2016, nearly 2000 people in North Carolina died of drug overdoses. That was an almost 25 percent increase over 2015, which was itself READ

NC General Assembly Short Session Adjourns

NC Legislators have put the 2018 Short Session to bed, until November 27, 2018 when both chambers are scheduled to reconvene. Both the House READ

Legislators Pass Measures To Help Human Trafficking Victims

The North Carolina General Assembly is continuing to seek ways to address human trafficking in the state, passing two measures designed to help victims. READ

State Leaders Look To Further Combat The Opioid Epidemic In NC

The North Carolina General Assembly took further action to combat the opioid epidemic, passing SB 616-Heroin and Opioid Prevent and Enforcement Act (HOPE Act). READ

NC’s Opioid Epidemic Has Thousands Of Victims That Almost No One Is Talking About

Opioids are a hot topic at the moment. I see news articles about drug deaths, crime, lost economic productivity, and the burden on the READ

NC General Assembly Returns For “Short” Legislative Session

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly assembled in Raleigh this week for the start of the 2018 “short” legislative session. Like all “short” READ
Omar Manejwala discusses the opioid addiction epidemic

Opioid Crisis Continues To Escalate

A new report released this week shows North Carolina as one of only 14 states in the nation making significant improvements seeking to stem READ

Bi-Partisan Legislative Committee Takes On School Safety

While much of the national debate on keeping kids safe in school has centered on guns, a committee of the North Carolina General Assembly READ

POV: Lean Across The Aisle

I remember when it happened to me. I was sitting in a conference room at NC State University as a part of a group READ

2017 Legislative Session Wrap Up

The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned the 2017 Legislative Session in the early morning hours of June 30, bringing to a close a productive READ

Legislators Take Aim at Human Trafficking

The North Carolina General Assembly is taking a strong stance against human trafficking this session, with proposed legislation that seeks to raise awareness of READ

State Leaders Seek to “STOP” Opioid Epidemic In NC

Several North Carolina cities achieved a top ranking recently on a list that is no cause for pride. A recent national report found that Wilmington, N.C. READ

SCOTUS Sends Transgender Bathroom Case Back to Lower Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it has vacated and remanded the high profile transgender student bathroom case, Gloucester County School Board v G.G. READ

I cannot urge you strongly enough to get out and vote today!

Dear Friends, Election Day 2016 has finally arrived!  If you did not take advantage of early voting, I cannot urge you strongly enough to READ

Three Important Voting Reminders!

Here are some helpful reminders as the November 8 General Election draws near. 1.) Voter Registration Extension Ends Today Today is the last day READ

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