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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Political pundits are talking of the possibility of a record voter turnout here in North Carolina, but a growing number of groups are encouraging citizens to take things one step further. Specifically, they're asking citizens to participate with their time and expertise by volunte

Experts recommend not only talking to kids about the importance of voting, but also encourage them to consider running for office one day. (Theresa Thompson/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolinians of all political persuasions can be heard lamenting a lack of choices on the ballot in this election. So, how can we ensure that future elections will include a bevy of qualified candidates? Look at the youngest generation, says one North Carolina author. Ma

This is the period known as the Red Zone, when a higher rate of sexual assaults occur on college campuses, as students return to school. (Wolfram Burner/flickr.com)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- With college classes in full swing and dorms teeming with eager and excited students - there is one unwelcome part of back-to-school celebrations. The "Red Zone" describes the first six to ten weeks of the semester when a large percentage of sexual assaults occur on college cam

This is #WageWeek in North Carolina, a social-media campaign to help raise awareness of unfair pay gaps and a minimum wage that isn't lifting families out of poverty.(Monochrome/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Fair wages are a hot topic at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In North Carolina, fair wages also are top-of-mind for organizations participating in #WageWeek, a campaign working mostly through social media to raise awareness about the need for fair pay fo

A report from NC Child recommends improved access to health coverage for women in order to increase the health of the state's babies. (Morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Fewer babies are dying in North Carolina – with infant mortality decreasing by 40 percent in the last 20 years, according to a new report by the support group NC Child. The organization says it also found that women's access to physical and mental health care plays a big

Survivors of sexual assault are concerned over the impact of HB2 on public safety. (Jlhopgood/flickr.com)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Survivors of sexual assault are speaking out on the potential impact of the controversial House Bill 2 legislation. Andrea Pino, a former student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was raped by a fellow student in 2012. She feels the legislation places more people

North Carolina's Child Health Report Card says the state has work to do when it come to offering parents access to health care. (Yooperann/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - The health of North Carolina's children has the potential to impact the state for generations to come and this year the state is getting mixed reviews for it's efforts. NC Child issued its annual report card today tracking 40 areas of child health. While the state has seen impro

Credit: Experts and the state are asking parents to discourage underage drinking among their children during the holidays and throughout the year. Credit: maldoR/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. - December is one of the prime months when youths experiment with alcohol, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This month, the state is renewing its fight against underage drinking with new Public Service Announcements airing on local television and a call to sta

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