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DEI in NC medical schools and hospitals spark concerns over patient safety

Reports this week of a fourth-year medical student at Wake Forest University School of Medicine’s impending graduation drew questions not only about why she was being allowed to graduate but also about how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is affecting those going into the medical field and the patients they will ultimately serve. 

Theresa Opeka
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Judges uphold five of seven targeted boards in Cooper v. Berger appointments fight

A unanimous three-judge panel has upheld five of seven newly constituted state boards Gov. Roy Cooper had targeted in a lawsuit. The Democratic governor had argued that all seven boards violated the state constitution because Republican lawmakers took away Cooper’s appointment powers.

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NC, Iowa cases challenge federal agency’s actions ignoring Supreme Court

Property owners in North Carolina and Iowa are working with the Pacific Legal Foundation to challenge Army Corps of Engineers actions that appear to ignore US Supreme Court precedent. Federal court documents filed in both states argue that the Army Corps is relying on an interpretation of Clean Water Act rules “soundly rebuked” by the high court in the 2023 case Sackett v. EPA.

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RNC likely to be led by NC Republicans

With an impending leadership change atop the Republican National Committee (RNC), there is a strong possibility the reins of the GOP will be placed in the hands of two Republicans from North Carolina. Recently, news broke that RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel planned to resign following the South Carolina primary, reportedly asked to step aside by...

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The Debrief: Opportunity Scholarships, Early Voting, and Hog Farm Spin

This week on ‘The Debrief’: Demand for Opportunity Scholarships sets a record, early voting starts next week, tackling the spin about North Carolina’s hog farms, and the political lessons we can learn from Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey. Be sure to visit CarolinaJournal.com each day for the latest on North Carolina politics and public...

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Judges uphold five of seven targeted boards in Cooper v. Berger appointments fight

A unanimous three-judge panel has upheld five of seven newly constituted state boards Gov. Roy Cooper had targeted in a lawsuit. The Democratic governor had argued that all seven boards violated the state constitution because Republican lawmakers took away Cooper’s appointment powers.

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The voter ID boogeyman

It all started over a decade ago. The year was 2013, and North Carolina inaugurated its first Republican governor in decades. He would work alongside a majority-Republican state legislature, the first double Republican leadership in over a century, after nearly 150 years of domination by Democrats. Soon thereafter, reports started to emerge, murmurs that within...

Jeff Moore

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Report: Nearly half a million illegal immigrants reside in NC

The United States, including North Carolina, is facing a growing number of serious issues due to the millions of illegal immigrants that have come into the country since President Joe Biden took office, and experts say the problems are likely to get a lot worse.

Theresa Opeka
Opinion

Where have all the debates gone?

I can’t be the only one who loves a good debate. During election seasons past, I’d get as excited for a big debate as others do for a major sporting event. But there has been a sharp drop in candidates willing to participate in a classic, no-holds-barred verbal rumble. Starting at the top, former-President Donald...

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