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As North Carolina's Decade-Old Rape Kits Are Tested, New DNA Evidence Emerges.

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Alicia Carter
Carolina Public Press
A sexual assault nurse examiner opens a rape kit at the Solace Center in Raleigh.

Representing Carolina Public Press, Kate Martin was a guest on this edition of More to the Story to recap her recent story. Kate reminded us that North Carolina has had one of the biggest backlogs of untested rape kits across the nation, but that things are improving thanks to an approved initiative.

This interview originally aired on Sept. 7, 2022.

Paul brings you regional news during NPR's Morning Edition from 7 to 9 weekdays, the "Friday Feature" on Fridays and "More to the Story" on Wednesdays. Curating WNCW's Art Break and public service news rounds out his commitment to the communities we serve.