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Impeachment then and now, as Senate steeped in partisanship
Saturday, January 18, 2020
WASHINGTON — There’s every chance that the impeachment trial of Donald Trump will look much like Bill Clinton’s did 21 years ago. There’s little chance the Senate will take the same path to get there. The third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history started this week on a sharply partisan vote, breaking from the unanimous
North Carolina town founded by freed slaves gets levee help
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
PRINCEVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to spend $39.6 million to help preserve an eastern North Carolina town founded by freed slaves that’s been damaged repeatedly by floodwaters from hurricanes. The project money, which comes from $740 million allocated to the Corps in a disaster relief funding bill approved in June, should
Debate to highlight vanishing diversity in Democratic field
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A half dozen White House hopefuls will gather on a debate stage in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday night at a critical moment in the Democratic primary. They will all be white — and all but two will be men. For a Democratic field that was once the most diverse in history, the debate stage will be the starkest example yet of the challenges facing
Budget override tops NC Senate GOP wish list
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly returns to Raleigh briefly on Tuesday with a short to-do list, topped by another Republican attempt to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the budget more than six months ago. Senate GOP leaders announced on Monday they’ll again put a budget veto override on their floor debate
Partnership programs guide transition to motherhood
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
When Denise Ward first moved to Charlotte in the summer of 2017, she was pregnant, jobless and homeless. She found a landing spot at the Florence Crittenden residential program for homeless pregnant women. Soon after, Ward joined the Nurse-Family Partnership program offered by the community health nonprofit Care Ring. From that point, until her son turns 2
Trump appointing judges at breakneck speed
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate heads into 2020 with few major legislative victories but a significant one on the judicial front: a dramatic reshaping of the federal bench. Over the past three years, the Senate has confirmed 185 of President Trump’s judicial nominees, more than any of the last five presidents at the same time in
NC will appeal ruling that blocked voter photo ID law
Friday, January 3, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that blocks the state’s photo identification voting law but not before the March 3 primary, the state Department of Justice said Thursday. The office of Attorney General Josh Stein said in a news release that he will appeal the decision issued Tuesday by U.S. District Court
Sons of Confederate Veterans funding political candidates in NC
Thursday, December 26, 2019
In July 2015, one month after the massacre of nine black parishioners inside Charleston, South Carolina’s Mother Emmanuel Church by a Confederate flag-waving white supremacist, the Republican-controlled state legislature in neighboring North Carolina passed the Cultural History Artifact Management and Patriotism Act. The law prohibits the removal
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