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NC steriliation claim form image
April 17, 2014, No comments

North Carolina will soon be the first state in the nation to compensate victims of an officially sanctioned sterilization program, a large number of which took place in Buncombe County. But the window for compensation claims closes at the end of June 2014.

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Lack of funds continues to limit NC abortion clinic inspections

April 9, 2014, No comments

In its latest update for legislators, the NC Department of Health and Human Services stresses shortages preventing it from hiring new personnel to per ...

The interim report from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services indicates some of the agency's process in enacting new abortion-related rules. See the full report below.

As NC agency faces abortion-rules deadline, new Asheville clinic plans to meet potential regs

March 27, 2014, No comments

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services is due to report April 1 on its path to abortion rules changes — a lengthy process, according to a ...

Shanita Jackson. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Artists, advocates, community members shine spotlight on incarceration

March 26, 2014, 1 Comment

African Americans make up 22 percent of North Carolina's population, but 61 percent of its prison population, according to Prison Policy Initiative. A ...

  • Aldona Wos. Photo via Gov. Pat McCrory's office.
    Wos: North Carolina food stamp backlog largely cleared
    February 12, 2014, No comments

    When she appeared before a legislative oversight committee Tuesday morning, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos told legislators that only 25 outstanding food stamp applications and decertifications remain out ...