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Trumpís convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
CHARLOTTE — President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health officials — and local Republicans — as coronavirus cases surge in the host county and statewide. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has refused to give in, though, responding
 
NC Senate Republicans unveil must-haves in downturn
Thursday, May 21, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Senate Republicans unveiled spending priorities on Tuesday for the coming fiscal year, labeling what they consider their must-haves despite plummeting revenues due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. The chamber’s three leading budget-writers filed nearly 20 bills, with an emphasis on ensuring teachers and
 
President Obama headlines virtual HBCU commencement celebration
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Former President Barack Obama delivered a rousing commencement speech on Saturday to graduates of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities, urging them to “have a vision that isn’t clouded by cynicism or fear.” Obama’s comments sparked national headlines and widespread attention. His remarks came amid the
 
The fight for the 2020 vote
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Since the onset of COVID-19, voter registration in the United States has decreased by a whopping 90 percent. Additionally, more than 18 million voters have been purged off the rolls since 2016, and, with the all-important 2020 General Election on the horizon, activists, and others, are working to ensure the registration of millions. On May 4, the
 

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NC families struggling, donít support reopening

RALEIGH – A survey of more than 1,300 North Carolina families finds over 60% say they have

Police chief: Protests in Raleigh devolved into Ďanarchyí

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s capital city is cleaning up after a night of protests

NC capital imposes curfew amid protests

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s capital city is enacting a curfew starting Monday night,