Raleigh: Both the News & Observer feature stories pegged to the one-year anniversary of the Parkland murders. (Published five days ago, it was part of a national project tracing what’s happened since. Hint, 1,157 young people have been killed by gunfire.) It’s a huge project, impressive in scope and reporting. “The fatal shootings involve a variety of situations, including children playing with unsecured guns, family members who set out to kill loved ones and then themselves, and teens settling conflicts with guns. But the killings don’t tell the whole story. In 2016 and 2017, at least another 672 teens and kids in North Carolina visited a hospital for a firearm-related injury and 242 were hospitalized.” Read it all.
Asheville: The Citizen-Times follows on the detention of more than 200 people in the state by federal immigration agents. Mayors of the larger cities in the state have released a statement of protest. I hit the paywall on the Citizen-Times site and cannot read the story on pages inside the paper. Today you can see the front page here.