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Funds for clean school buses coming to hundreds of districts, White House says 

The Biden administration has announced nearly $1 billion in funding to help 530 school districts across 47 states and the District of Columbia purchase over 3,400 clean school buses, with a significant portion directed toward low-income, rural, and tribal communities to improve air quality and create economic opportunities.

NC Senate panel okays bill to roll back automatic expungements of ‘not guilty,’ ‘dismissed’ charges

The North Carolina House Judiciary 2 Committee has approved a bill to repeal automatic expungements of “not guilty” or “dismissed” charges from criminal records, sparking debate among lawmakers and advocates about its implications for job and housing opportunities for affected individuals.

Period supplies in schools are critical to education and health, schools and advocates say

Access to period supplies in North Carolina schools is crucial for student health and education, as lack of access leads to missed school days and negatively impacts academic success, prompting advocates and schools to push for increased funding and legislative support to combat period poverty.