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NC Policy Watch is becoming NC Newsline and you’re going to like the changes that are in store

BY: - March 27, 2023

For nearly two decades, people who care about North Carolina’s most vulnerable, who relish understanding the people and politics that factor into the state’s policies, and who have strong opinions about what our state should look like in the 21st Century, have been loyal and supportive readers of NC Policy Watch.

States Newsroom launches new daily national roundup of abortion rights news

BY: - September 8, 2022

As most Pulse readers are aware, NC Policy Watch was the inspiration for (and is now a part of) a growing national network of journalism outlets — headquartered in Chapel Hill and led by former longtime Policy Watch director Chris Fitzsimon — known as States Newsroom. The States Newsroom network now covers 29 states, with […]

Purges or list maintenance? How voter rolls have become so polarized

BY: - October 8, 2020

Inactive registered voters in North Carolina can cast ballots In the last decade, millions of registered voters across the county  have been removed from voter rolls. In 2019, Ohio removed more than 460,000 voter registration files from its list. Georgia removed 313,000 people from its rolls in October 2019 alone, and in Michigan, from 2011 to 2018, 1.2 million voters were removed from voter lists.