A medical marijuana bill floating through the General Assembly is sparking safety questions for students.
North Carolina is considering a new bill to legalize medical marijuana. Some research shows it could help with physical and mental health disabilities, but other research suggests growing marijuana could harm the environment.
N.C. Rep. Nasif Majeed, D-District 99, is a part of the 1 percent of non-Christians in the General Assembly. “I’m an elected official, and I have served many years in the city of Charlotte, and my service was linked to the people and being a representative for the people," he said. "My religion, I just happen to be a Muslim." Read about Majeed's experiences with politics and religion, and about House Bill 312, or the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which he introduced to the legislature earlier this month.
A board of county commissioners in Florida is being sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for barring nontheists, atheists and humanists in participating in the opening prayer at meetings.
The Raleigh Women's March focused on the unique issues impacting North Carolinians and encouraged local involvement.
North Carolinians approved a voter ID law this past November, but the legislation will have to battle opposition and lawsuits before the next election.
“It’s a great thing when students take politics into their own hands and get the voice of the young and educated out there," one UNC student said. "It’s good for young people to be involved."
What Kendra Johnson, director of Equality NC, called the 'Rainbow Wave' reflects the increased representation of openly LGBTQ+ politians being elected to offices. But there is still work to be done.
The Student Public Interest Research Group's New Voter Program registered over 800,000 people across the country on National Voter Registration Day.
If you are among the group of North Carolinians not aware of the Constitutional amendments appearing on this year's ballot, here is a brief guide to what they entail, and who supports them.