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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

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

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