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Appeals court orders expedited review in voter ID case
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge's ruling this week upholding North Carolina's voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, ordered Thursday an expedited review of Monday's decision by U.S. District
McCrory seeks extra lottery profits for new initiatives
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let him use unanticipated extra profits from the North Carolina lottery in part for several new education initiatives and others that never before benefited directly from the state-run numbers games and scratch-offs. McCrory's budget adjustments for next year released this week would distribute almost
Burr already scuttling new Obama court nomination
Thursday, April 28, 2016
RALEIGH – President Barack Obama's latest pick Thursday to fill a longstanding vacancy in eastern North Carolina's federal courts already appears scuttled by Republican Sen. Richard Burr, who blames the president for not acting in good faith. The White House announced Obama had nominated former state Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson of
Federal judge rules NC voter ID constitutional
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
RALEIGH — Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina's election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled against the U.S. Justice Department, the North Carolina NAACP chapter and named voters. They
North Carolina GOPís careful plan could be in jeopardy
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH – A decade ago, GOP leaders developed a strategy to take over North Carolina's state government for the first time since 1870: Aggressively pursue the seats of vulnerable Democratic lawmakers and win House and Senate majorities by 2010; use those majorities to redistrict the state in Republicans' favor; and push a business-friendly, socially
Rallies over N. Carolina LGBT law begin as lawmakers return
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH – A day of rallies at North Carolina's statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT people. About 200 people gathered on the grounds of the old Capitol building to hear speakers denounce the law known as House Bill 2, or HB2. They then carried
Poll: Majority feel overly taxed under McCrory
Monday, April 25, 2016
RALEIGH – If your state tax bill seemed a little higher this year, or your refund a little lower, you're not alone. A new poll by Progress North Carolina Action and conducted by Public Policy Polling found nearly two-thirds of North Carolinians believe state taxes have gone up for working families in general. This comes after Gov. Pat McCrory's tax
HBCU female students get shamed over rape accusations
Monday, April 18, 2016
Reports of sexual assaults on American campuses occur at a rate of one in four. According to the National Institute of Justice, assaults of black women on HBCU campuses remain underreported due, in large part, to a culture of silence and shame. Anonymous reports from multi-campus surveys, sampling thousands of college students nationwide, found that at
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