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Hotly contested races set to take center stage
Monday, August 21, 2017
Across the state, this year’s historically crowded municipal elections have drawn new types of candidates. Young candidates. First-time candidates. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender candidates. And, importantly, many more non-white candidates. In each of North Carolina’s three largest cities – Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh
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

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Morgan State counts on big things from Staley

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Procter & Gamble’s ad stirs race debate

Procter & Gamble kicked off the 10th anniversary celebration of the “My Black is

Hotly contested races set to take center stage

Across the state, this year’s historically crowded municipal elections have drawn new