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Cooper again sues to defend powers
Thursday, August 10, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says the Republican-controlled legislature is again trampling on his authority, this time through the state budget that lawmakers passed this summer. In a legal filing Tuesday, Cooper asserted that the legislators used budget provisions to unconstitutionally usurp his role in recommending and
 
No special elections for redrawn NC districts
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
RALEIGH – Federal judges on Monday rejected a request by North Carolina voters who sued over General Assembly district boundaries to hold special elections next March in new districts once lines are redrawn to eliminate illegal racial gerrymandering. The unanimous order by the three-judge panel means the next legislative elections won't occur until
 
First-time candidates, progressives crowd local races
Monday, July 31, 2017
When filing for North Carolina municipal elections closed last week, one thing was obvious: there won’t be many uncontested races this year. “This year there are definitely more candidates than we’re used to seeing,” said Gary Simms, elections director for Wake County. “There is definitely a sense of people wanting to get
 
Attorney general scrambles to cover budget gap
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein’s most important job is to keep people safe. For the Department of Justice, which he heads, that can mean helping to keep criminals behind bars, protecting residents’ drinking water, going after health care providers engaged in Medicaid fraud and protecting consumers from unfair business practices.
 
Study: Young black girls are losing their childhood
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Researchers from Georgetown University’s Center on Poverty and Inequality are sounding the alarm for young black girls worldwide who they say are losing their childhood due to attitudes that perceive them as “less innocent and more adult-like than their white peers, especially in the age range of 5-14.” The report titled “Girl
 

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DHHS observes health center week

RALEIGH — This week the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services joined with

‘Raging Babe’ returns to Triangle

DURHAM – Last year, Michelle “Raging Babe” Rosado visited Raleigh to help a

More arrests made in toppling of Confederate statue

RALEIGH – More protesters were arrested Wednesday for participating in a demonstration