Julie Havlak

Contrasting views of issues dominate lieutenant governor candidate debate

The two candidates running to become North Carolina’s first African-American lieutenant governor have dramatically different views on race, law enforcement, education, economic policy, and the role of government. 

Mission Hospital is center stage in struggle against unionizing NC Nurses

Mission Health, the state’s sixth-largest hospital system, is fighting efforts to unionize 1,600 registered nurses across 18 counties in western North Carolina.

Nurses action in Asheville another sign unions are flexing muscles

Mission Health in Asheville is fighting efforts to unionize 1,600 registered nurses.

Cooper signs Medicaid transformation bill, ending years of wrangling

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday signed a Medicaid transformation bill that ends years of wrangling with legislators over the issue.

Bill would make it easier for military spouses, veterans to find work

Military spouses and veterans could find it easier to get jobs in North Carolina. The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 1053 on Thursday, June 4, and it heads to the House’s Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs committee. 

Bill to limit pensions for officials convicted of crimes moves forward

Lawmakers moved to restrict pensions for public officials who commit crimes while performing their official duties.

Senate committee looks to extend flexibility after COVID-19 emergency ends

A Senate committee passed protection for direct primary care providers and discussed regulatory reforms to prepare hospitals and other health care workers for the second wave of the coronavirus.