Lots of Dorian aftermath stories on the front pages today.
Charlotte: The Observer keeps a watch on the special election in the 9th Congressional District, particularly now that President Trump has weighed in. And, as the Observer reports, he is getting voters to the polls…to vote Democratic. “Even if I like a Republican personally, I don’t know if I trust their ability to act independently. I see another vote for a delusional president.”
Raleigh: The N&O tells me something I didn’t know, which is what I prize about newspapers — that “American Indian women are more than three times as vulnerable to violent crimes and twice as likely to be raped as women of other races. In North Carolina, roughly 90 cases of missing or murdered indigenous women — dating back to 1994 — remain unsolved.”
Gatehouse newspapers — Kinston, Hendersonville, Fayetteville, Wilmington — all publish the first of a three-part series on climate change. I can’t tell that it’s local to any of the papers, but it’s still a decent story. “NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory recently issued a 20-page synopsis of current research results about global warming and hurricanes. In summary, it says sea level rise, “which very likely has a substantial human contribution,” will cause higher coastal inundation levels for tropical cyclones. That means bigger waves and higher storm surge that reaches farther inland.”