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ALERT: General Assembly Fails to Address Smokable Hemp in NC Farm Act

The State House and Senate both passed an amended version of the Farm Act last week but only after removing a provision that would READ

FPCs Urge FDA and DHHS to Keep Restrictions on Abortifacient Drugs During COVID-19

Thirty-two Family Policy Council directors across the nation, including NC Family President John L. Rustin, have issued a letter to the U.S. Department of READ

Local Law Enforcement Fights Human Trafficking

Two major undercover sting operations in the past month have sought to combat human trafficking in North Carolina. Both Alamance and Durham County Sheriff’s READ

Gridlock Continues On Jones Street

With a Democratic Governor and a Republican majority in the State Legislature, it should come as no surprise that little was accomplished yesterday when READ

Yes! Talk About Religion and Politics (POV)

When it comes to getting along with others, many of us have bought into the old adage: “Never talk about religion or politics.”  Well, READ

Preventing Human Trafficking This Holiday Season

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol stumbled onto a potential human trafficking operation last week in Gaston County. Troopers stopped a car with Arizona READ

Hemp Production Is Now Legal, But Questions Abound

A lot of questions about hemp were answered last week when the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued regulations on growing the plant. The new READ

Hemp Industry and Law Enforcement Clash Over NC Farm Act

North Carolina legislators have found themselves in the midst of a battle between the state’s law enforcement community and the hemp industry over the READ

Nationwide Operation Rescues Children From Human Trafficking

Over one hundred children were identified and rescued from human traffickers across the country during a month-long FBI-led operation in July. This initiative, termed READ

Needle and Syringe “Exchange” Gets Easier in N.C.

It will now be easier for those addicted to drugs in North Carolina to receive free needles, syringes, and other “injection supplies” following the READ

Hemp Provisions Moving Through NC General Assembly

A bill designed to make North Carolina a national leader in hemp production is making its way through the NC General Assembly.The provision is READ

State House Committee Votes Down Gambling Bill

The Judiciary Committee of the N.C. House rejected a bill on Wednesday that would establish a statewide Gaming Commission and legalize Internet-based Daily Fantasy READ

POV: Opening Our Eyes to Human Trafficking

Ronny lives in the Dominican Republic with his wife and two young sons. One day, he meets a man who works for a staffing READ

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

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