North Carolina

Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts Supreme Court
Partisan Gerrymandering Beyond the Reach of Federal Courts
2019-06-27 16:58:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Partisan gerrymandering claims present political questions beyond the reach of the federal courts, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The ruling, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, means that federal courts now will have no role in... Read More

North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill State News
North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill
2019-06-07 21:00:23
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. To override Cooper's veto... Read More

North Carolina Governor Orders Paid Parental Leave for State Employees State News
North Carolina Governor Orders Paid Parental Leave for State Employees
2019-05-24 01:39:15
by Dan McCue

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order Thursday permitting full-time state government employees to take up to eight weeks off after adopting or having a child. Executive Order 95 also provides 4 weeks of paid parental leave to... Read More

Dan Bishop Wins N.C. District 9 Congress GOP Primary North Carolina
Dan Bishop Wins N.C. District 9 Congress GOP Primary

RALEIGH, N.C. — State Sen. Dan Bishop won in Tuesday’s 9th District Republican primary, three months after North Carolina officials took the unprecedented step of throwing out an election marred by fraud allegations. Bishop will face Democrat Dan McCready in... Read More

Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Animate Yet Another North Carolina Election? North Carolina
Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Animate Yet Another North Carolina Election?

WASHINGTON — The email from Dan McCready was telling. The North Carolina Democrat, who’s amassed more than $2.6 million for a redo election in the 9th District, was fundraising off a poll that showed state Sen. Dan Bishop leading the... Read More

Singer Apologizes for ‘Worst National Anthem Rendition Ever’ Performed at NC Game North Carolina
Singer Apologizes for ‘Worst National Anthem Rendition Ever’ Performed at NC Game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — What is being labeled “the worst National Anthem rendition ever” has resulted in a series of apologies from the singer and an Atlantic League baseball team in North Carolina. It happened Sunday, before a game between the... Read More

Political Turmoil in North Carolina Continues to Roil State Republican Party Political News
Political Turmoil in North Carolina Continues to Roil State Republican Party
2019-04-23 21:23:14
by Sean Trambley

Seven years ago, Republicans took over nearly every lever of power in North Carolina in a political takeover that seemed destined to transform the state into a conservative stronghold. North Carolina, once considered a moderate state, was now in Republican... Read More

North Carolina Governor Vetoes ‘Abortion Survivors’ Bill North Carolina
North Carolina Governor Vetoes ‘Abortion Survivors’ Bill

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a controversial abortion bill Thursday, saying it’s unnecessary and ill-advised. The bill would create new criminal and civil penalties for infanticide, specifically for situations in which a baby survives an abortion... Read More

North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020 Voting
North Carolina Lawmakers Open Door to Qualifying More Voter IDs for 2020
2019-04-15 21:52:13
by Dan McCue

A bill filed in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week would ease some standards that identification cards issued by state colleges, universities and other institutions have to meet before they can be used as photo Voter ID in... Read More

As North Carolina Special Election Looms, FEC Fails to Reach Consensus On Business Ads Elections
As North Carolina Special Election Looms, FEC Fails to Reach Consensus On Business Ads
2019-04-11 22:30:30
by Dan McCue

With just days to go before a critical deadline, the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday failed to reach consensus on whether radio ads created by a candidate in North Carolina's upcoming special ninth congressional district election are "electioneering communication" or... Read More

North Carolina City Removes Confederate Statue From Historic Courthouse North Carolina
North Carolina City Removes Confederate Statue From Historic Courthouse
2019-03-13 00:37:34
by Dan McCue

The city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina removed a Confederate statue from the grounds of an historic courthouse Tuesday morning, bringing an end to a legal battle with the preservationist United Daughters of The Confederacy. The 30-foot high monument had stood... Read More

North Carolina Election Saga Continues as State Board Sets Date for Election Re-Do Elections
North Carolina Election Saga Continues as State Board Sets Date for Election Re-Do
2019-03-06 00:24:38
by TWN Staff

The ongoing saga in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District will drag on until at least September 10, after the state Elections Board unanimously voted on Monday to re-do the election. Last November’s general election saw Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat... Read More

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