As the Taliban completed their conquest of Afghanistan in August of 2021, an Afghan refugee spoke to me about her efforts to get her husband out on an I-730 visa, a process that should take no more than 28 months but had taken her more than three years.
When Gov. Roy Cooper announced new mask guidance for businesses amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in July of 2021, I checked in with a Durham business that had to hastily change its mask policies.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper was sworn in for a second four-year term on Jan. 9, 2021. This live report recaps the inaugural events, truncated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and looks ahead to some of the challenges Cooper would face in his second term.