North Carolina

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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August 22, 2019 - 6:23 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday vetoed legislation requiring North Carolina sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally, calling the bill unconstitutional and politically motivated. The veto...
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(Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer via AP, Chuck Burton)
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August 21, 2019 - 6:35 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Early in-person voting is starting for two special congressional elections in North Carolina. Early-voting sites open Wednesday in 17 counties composing the eastern 3rd Congressional District and eight counties that fill the south-central 9th District. Early in-person voting...
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August 20, 2019 - 6:29 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is meeting with North Carolina public school teachers to try to build additional pressure upon Republicans to resolve the two-month budget stalemate to his liking. Cooper planned a roundtable discussion with teachers at the Executive Mansion on Tuesday...
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(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 08, 2019 - 6:24 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein have formally asked North Carolina judges to quickly strike down dozens of legislative districts drawn by Republicans that are at the center of a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The top elected Democratic leaders on Wednesday...
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(Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 3:45 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The state elections board declined Thursday to decide whether the next generation of voting machines should be required to furnish a paper printout so voters can read and confirm their ballots. One-third of North Carolina's 100 counties must replace their current touch-screen...
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(Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
July 31, 2019 - 3:36 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A ballot fraud investigation produced new felony charges Tuesday against the political operative at the center of a disputed North Carolina congressional election that's being rerun. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said in a news release that Leslie McCrae Dowless...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:25 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic. The Charlotte Observer reports the Charlotte City Council voted 9-2 Monday to pass a resolution calling...
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(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 19, 2019 - 6:26 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated in hazardous coal ash. Government...
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July 18, 2019 - 6:23 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The North Carolina Supreme Court's only registered Republican called out the remaining six Democratic justices in a speech that marked an unusual open critique of the state's highest court from within. In a campaign address last weekend to Republicans, Associate Justice Paul...
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(Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer via AP, Chuck Burton)
July 17, 2019 - 6:25 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Democrat has a big financial lead over his Republican rival in a North Carolina U.S. House special election that was ordered after a ballot-collection scandal in the GOP-leaning district. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission late Monday showed Democrat Dan...
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