North Carolina, Still Reeling From Hurricane Matthew, Stares at Irma

Hurricane Matthew devastated rural parts of the state last October. Many people are still displaced, and now they have a new storm to worry about.

Software Glitch or Russian Hackers? Election Problems Draw Little Scrutiny

A Times investigation has found that infiltration efforts were broader than previously disclosed and that state and federal agencies have conducted few forensic inquiries.

Middle Class, Not Poor, Could Suffer if Trump Ends Health Payments

By ABBY GOODNOUGH June 20, 2017 ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Jane and Abe Goren retired here five years ago to escape the higher cost of living they had abided for decades in the suburbs of New York City. They did not anticipate having to write monthly checks for...

Pennsylvania Lawsuit Says House Redistricting Is Partisan Gerrymander

Voting-rights advocates in Pennsylvania challenged the state’s congressional map in state court, whereas suits in 3 other states have been filed in federal court.

Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students

By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big.

North Carolina Legislators Say They Have a Deal to Repeal Restrictive Bathroom Law

By NIRAJ CHOKSHI March 29, 2017 North Carolina lawmakers said late Wednesday that they had struck a deal to repeal the state’s contentious bathroom law. The law, which restricted access to restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms, elicited an outcry...