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Some rural parts of North Carolina are finding ways to move forward on their own, but most are struggling. ... There may be political gains in pitting rural against urban, but it's not helping rural North Carolina. ... It's time for North Carolina to rise above politics to bring the two North Carolinas closer together.
I am most concerned with the Legislature's lack of support for our public schools. North Carolina is ranked 43rd in the country in per-student spending. I believe the Legislature is short-changing our students and teachers and needs to reinvest in public education. My mother was a public high school teacher ...

It's been a year since the partial repeal of North Carolina's "bathroom bill" helped take the state off the national news, but the saga remains an issue ahead of ... "In especially urban and suburban areas ... what HB 2 did is kill the Republican brand," said Morgan Jackson, a political consultant for Cooper and ...
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina is again an attractive location for big out-of-state corporations. The state no longer sits squarely in the crosshairs of culture wars over transgender rights. College basketball tournament games are back, after a one-year hiatus. But the saga of the state's so-called bathroom ...
The Green Party will be bringing a significant new voice to state politics -- an independent voice free of corporate funding and based in grassroots democracy and ... “Opening up the ballot is good for North Carolina and will help to reinvigorate the political process,” said Tony Ndege, state party co-chair and ...
The Green Party is North Carolina's newest official political party, joining Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians with state recognition. ... North Carolina party co-chairman Anthony Ndege said the party also stands for a living wage — ensuring every worker in North Carolina would make at least $15 an ...

According to 2017 surveys by the Gallup Organization, North Carolina is one of the closest states to the national median in political preference. On one measure, the net lean to the Democrats or Republicans, we are one of only six states (along with Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Maine, and Colorado) ...
The fund also helped Republicans Thom Tillis win a Senate seat in North Carolina and Scott Walker keep the Wisconsin governor's office by supporting ... once bankrolled by the Republican financiers, the Koch Brothers — spent nearly $7 million in anti-Trump ads, The Center for Responsive Politics says.
Rick Gates, the Washington lobbyist and former campaign aide to Donald Trump who is now caught up in the Russia probe, had to grapple with another political scandal 12 years ago in North Carolina. Gates, 45, who recently entered a guilty plea and is expected to cooperate with the Russia investigation, ...
North Carolina congressional candidate Linda Coleman made national headlines last week when her campaign discovered that an old domain used for a previous election — LindaForNC.com — was hijacked by a Russian. Coleman saw political motives behind the incident, calling the “tampering” an ...
... why the Russian-based website was created and she urged other political candidates "to be vigilant." Her campaign has contacted the FBI about the matter. Coleman is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican George Holding in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District ...
The release of body cam video in late February caused outrage in this North Carolina city in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The video shows Hickman and an officer in training stopping Johnnie Jermaine Rush, then 32, for allegedly jaywalking in the early morning hours of August 25, 2017. After initial words ...
“For Democrats, I think it's clear that they're trying to put enough candidates on the field to take advantage of a wave that may be coming their way,” said Jonathan Kappler, a political expert who heads the center-right North Carolina FreeEnterprise Foundation. “The Republicans were happy to be able to ...
A Democratic North Carolina legislator accused of sexual misconduct is accusing the group that first reported the allegations of violating rules for ... The Justice Center is “absolutely prohibited from intervening in a political campaign for or against any candidate for an elective public office,” Hall said in a ...
A government watchdog group is accusing one of North Carolina's most powerful legislators of using his political position for financial benefit – by stopping state regulators from cracking down on pollution at a property he owned and was trying to sell. Tim Moore, a Republican, is the speaker of the North ...
As political battles go, rural versus urban is one of this state's oldest, owing at least in part to North Carolina's 600-mile sprawl from mountains to coast. Thanks to accelerating demographic trends that have seen urban areas eclipse rural ones in population, economic growth and political clout, the old “rural ...
Supporters and opponents of offshore drilling gathered in Raleigh on Monday for the state's only public hearing on the Trump administration's controversial plan to open up the Atlantic coast for oil and gas exploration. State Rep. Duane Hall, a Democrat who represents Raleigh, told the crowd of several ...

“I am determined not to get involved in local politics or endorse any political candidate,” Graham said. “But I do have a great warm spot in my heart for the Scott family. I asked Bob to come up and see me when he could. When he said he could come today, I asked him to have tea with me here at the country ...
We begin in the newly insane state of North Carolina, where Art Pope's elected hoplites are trying to do as much damage as they can before the dung-rake sweeps ... The Missouri Senate voted 19-12 this week in support of a requirement that nonprofits engaging in political activity disclose their donors.
“North Carolina is very much reflective of the national climate,” said David McLennan, a political scientist at Meredith College. “For about the ... A day after January's Charlotte march, nearly 60 women converged on the home of a Dilworth activist to plan how to channel their energy into politics. By the time ...
And it faced considerable opposition from men who found the idea of women involved in politics ludicrous, threatening, socialistic or against God's plan. One hundred years ago, ... North Carolina's political leadership – all Democrats in the one-party South – were opposed. Both Tar Heel U.S. senators, Lee ...
David McLennan, a political scientist at Raleigh's Meredith College, said there's always been opposition to tighter gun laws in North Carolina. “I'd say North Carolina would probably be one of the last states to follow the lead of Florida or even the federal government,” McLennan said. “I think we see the ...
For the first time in anyone's memory, nearly all 170 state legislative races in North Carolina will feature both a Republican and Democratic candidate. Candidate filing ended at noon Wednesday, leaving just one uncontested race for state House or state Senate after a heavy recruiting push from both the ...
Also, Gallup asked Americans to describe their overall political views as conservative, moderate or liberal. Across the nation, an average of 36 percent said they were moderates. Precisely the same share described their views as moderate in nine states — including, you guessed it, North Carolina.
According to 2017 surveys by the Gallup Organization, North Carolina is one of the closest states to the national median in political preference. On one measure, the net lean to the Democrats or Republicans, we are one of only six states (along with Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Maine and Colorado) to ...


 

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