Tyler Dukes, WRAL NEWS in NC

Tyler Dukes


Raleigh, NC, United States

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Past articles by Tyler:

In NC, consequences of Postal Service slowdown extend beyond the mailbox

As mail service slowed, the NC Watchdog Reporting Network sent more than 150 letters throughout the state in August to test the postal system. While the vast majority of letters arrived on time and intact, there were instances that highlighted the concerns making headlines. → Read More

In North Carolina, analysis shows Black voters' mail-in ballots much more likely to be rejected

Black voters were more than twice as likely to have mail-in ballots rejected than those submitted by the state's white voters in 2018, and rejection rates for 2020 show a similar pattern, according to a new analysis by ProPublica and WRAL News. → Read More

As early voting days approach, some NC counties still need poll workers

At least a quarter of North Carolina's counties are struggling to recruit poll workers for the 2020 election, according to a recent survey of counties conducted last week by the State Board of Elections → Read More

When is your mail-in ballot actually counted? That depends, officials say

North Carolina is the first state in the country to send out ballots for the 2020 general election. → Read More

As COVID-19 spikes in some ZIP codes, causes aren't always clear

As COVID-19 spikes in some ZIP codes, causes aren't always clear → Read More

NC needs more poll workers this year, but the pandemic has made them harder to find

The dynamics of the global pandemic are driving up the need for more poll workers while simultaneously making people willing to work the polls harder to find. → Read More

As COVID-19 spread in meatpacking plants, workplace complaints piled up

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, state and federal regulators have received dozens of calls and emails from workers in meat-packing plants across North Carolina who were concerned that these facilities were putting workers at risk. → Read More

NC still lacks plan for regular mass testing in nursing homes

In North Carolina, nursing home residents make up almost half of all coronavirus deaths in the state, the latest data show. And there have been reported outbreaks at some 40% of the state's more than 400 nursing homes. Yet four months into the pandemic, North Carolina still lacks a plan for regular testing in those facilities, where COVID-19 has hit hardest. → Read More

Cooper calls death records secrecy bill 'problematic' as lawmakers weigh changes

Following public outcry and two days of protests about a measure that would shield death investigations from public access, Gov. Roy Cooper said he has concerns about the language under scrutiny. → Read More

UNC-CH will pay $1.5M to settle claims it violated crime reporting law

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will pay a $1.5 million fine and implement a list of other steps to settle claims from the U.S. Department of Education that it violated federal laws governing the disclosure of crime on campus. → Read More

As COVID-19 patients increase, hospitals prepare for surge

Leaders at health systems around the state say a combination of better medical care and larger stockpiles of protective gear mean they can handle surges in COVID-19 patients more effectively today than they could three months ago. But those same leaders warn that the additional capacity still has a limit, and they worry for the health of North Carolina residents if current trends continue.… → Read More

NC kept moving hundreds of inmates during pandemic. Experts say that increased risks

State records show North Carolina officials continued to transfer thousands of inmates as COVID-19 raced through the state's prisons -- actions that public health experts say raised the risk of spreading the virus. → Read More

How do cops use force in NC? Most agencies won’t say

Law enforcement agencies across the state refuse to tell the public how they use force when policing their communities, citing provisions in state law they say shield such records from public view. → Read More

Experts, judge voice concern as NC's prisons resume moving inmates amid COVID-19 spread

The email sent to staff at Piedmont Correctional Institution in Salisbury on Friday, June 5, had a sense of urgency. “ALL HANDS ON DECK!” it began, in capital letters. “Transfers from the jails will begin Monday, June 8th. We anticipate we’ll be receiving 50-64 offenders per day Monday-Thursday,” Jamie Barrier, the prison’s correctional diagnostic center director, wrote. Barrier’s email came… → Read More

Media coalition sues Cooper, cabinet agencies for COVID-19 records

A coalition of more than two dozen media outlets filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking the release of a list of records related to COVID-19 that the state had, so far, refused to provide. → Read More

COVID-19 outbreak details at meat packing plants limited as confirmed case numbers grow

DHHS officials say they're aware of more than 2,000 meatpacking workers who've tested positive for COVID-19. They've provided both the number of outbreaks and the counties where they've occurred. But for weeks, those officials have refused to name plants with reported outbreaks, noting that the agency lacks regulatory oversight over the facilities. → Read More

Senate leader slams prison commissioner following report of nurse’s COVID-19 death

State Senate leader Phil Berger is demanding answers from the North Carolina prison system following a news report Thursday that revealed the death of a Caswell Correctional Center nurse diagnosed with COVID-19. → Read More

Nurse's COVID-19 death raises questions about delayed testing at N.C. prison

The N.C. Department of Labor has launched an investigation into the death of a prison nurse who tested positive for COVID-19. The case highlights the difficulties prison employees have had in recent weeks getting tested, reporting by a network of journalists from across the state has found. → Read More

COVID-19 forecasters slash projections for NC death toll

New modeling from a group of researchers at the University of Washington has significantly cut the number of COVID-19 deaths expected in North Carolina through August. → Read More

Experts: Without more COVID-19 testing, 'more people will die' in prisons

North Carolina is falling behind other states in both testing and early release of prison inmates amid the COVID-19 pandemic, two major steps that experts say will help control the spread of disease and reduce fatalities. → Read More