Clawing our way back to democratic integrity in NC

Essentially, North Carolina has been operating for the last 2000+ days with illegitimately elected legislators acting like authoritarians. So bad are the state's voting-district laws, they've been called 'the worst in the world.' The News&Observer headline was shocking: “North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy.” Having studied gerrymandering,

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For dying oceans, the great Dutch hope

Halfway between New Zealand and Chile is an uninhabited Pacific island named Henderson. The island sits at the edge of the South Pacific gyre—a vortex of ocean currents. Acting like a conveyor belt, the gyre propels trash toward Henderson, where it accumulates on and under the beaches for miles on

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OBX Climate Rally at the Ridge

  Roughly 125 people assembled at Jockey’s Ridge State Park Saturday, April 29, to participate in the first annual OBX Climate Rally at the Ridge. The march to the top of Jockey's Ridge was held in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. Approximately 375 other marches took place

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Follow the money in the plastic bags

Senator Bill Cook says he wants to give the Outer Banks 'the freedom to choose what they want to do.' Here's why that's just not true. Only a few days before Sen. Bill Cook put the Senate bill to repeal the plastic bag ban on a fast track, the National

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