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Gov. Roy Cooper this year said his administration was exploring the development of a vaccine passport for residents.
Gov. Roy Cooper this year said his administration was exploring the development of a vaccine passport for residents.
 
Both former Governor Pat McCrory and Congressman Ted Budd can claim some positive momentum in their campaigns for U.S. Senate after 2nd quarter fundraising totals were posted Thursday, July 15.
Both former Governor Pat McCrory and Congressman Ted Budd can claim some positive momentum in their campaigns for U.S. Senate after 2nd quarter fundraising totals were posted Thursday, July 15.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper this year said his administration was exploring the development of a vaccine passport for residents.
Gov. Roy Cooper this year said his administration was exploring the development of a vaccine passport for residents.
 
Both former Governor Pat McCrory and Congressman Ted Budd can claim some positive momentum in their campaigns for U.S. Senate after 2nd quarter fundraising totals were posted Thursday, July 15.
Both former Governor Pat McCrory and Congressman Ted Budd can claim some positive momentum in their campaigns for U.S. Senate after 2nd quarter fundraising totals were posted Thursday, July 15.
 
Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the N.C. State Board of Elections, is blocking attempts by the N.C. House Freedom Caucus to inspect voting machines for possible irregularities.
Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the N.C. State Board of Elections, is blocking attempts by the N.C. House Freedom Caucus to inspect voting machines for possible irregularities.
 
In a late-night legislative session, the N.C. House passed an energy bill early Thursday morning, July 15
In a late-night legislative session, the N.C. House passed an energy bill early Thursday morning, July 15
 
The exclusive teaching of Critical Race Theory in public school classrooms would be outlawed under a bill making its way through the N.C. Senate.
The exclusive teaching of Critical Race Theory in public school classrooms would be outlawed under a bill making its way through the N.C. Senate.
 
The state of scientific rigor is in disarray.
 
Erik Hooks has announced his retirement from Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet, ending a long career in state public safety.
Erik Hooks has announced his retirement from Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet, ending a long career in state public safety.
 
It’s now a time in North Carolina to dismiss policy based on politics and embrace a move toward legislation focusing on common sense
It’s now a time in North Carolina to dismiss policy based on politics and embrace a move toward legislation focusing on common sense
 
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed more legislation than all other North Carolina governors combined.
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed more legislation than all other North Carolina governors combined.
 
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is backing a national group’s fight against “anti-American indoctrination,” including critical race theory, in public school classrooms.
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is backing a national group’s fight against “anti-American indoctrination,” including critical race theory, in public school classrooms.
 
Democrat Appeals Court Judge Lucy Inman advances state supreme court bid, with no open seat yet.
Democrat Appeals Court Judge Lucy Inman advances state supreme court bid, with no open seat yet.
 
The N.C. State Board of Education has OK’ed the final round of “unpacking documents” for new controversial social studies standards for K-12 public schools.
The N.C. State Board of Education has OK’ed the final round of “unpacking documents” for new controversial social studies standards for K-12 public schools.
 
The purpose of the certificate-of-need law, according to the state health department, is to restrict “unnecessary cost increases” and “limit unnecessary services” in health care across the state.
The purpose of the certificate-of-need law, according to the state health department, is to restrict “unnecessary cost increases” and “limit unnecessary services” in health care across the state.
 
A new state law streamlines permitting for hog farms that capture biogas, and it moves some control over farming regulations to the local level.
A new state law streamlines permitting for hog farms that capture biogas, and it moves some control over farming regulations to the local level.
 
North Carolina boasts three of the top four metro areas in a new national ranking comparing a decade’s worth of housing growth to job growth.
North Carolina boasts three of the top four metro areas in a new national ranking comparing a decade’s worth of housing growth to job growth.
 
North Carolina boasts three of the top four metro areas in a new national ranking comparing a decade’s worth of housing growth to job growth.
North Carolina boasts three of the top four metro areas in a new national ranking comparing a decade’s worth of housing growth to job growth.
 
At least one local board of education has voted to delay controversial new social studies standards that emphasize race and gender in teaching U.S. history and civics.
At least one local board of education has voted to delay controversial new social studies standards that emphasize race and gender in teaching U.S. history and civics.
 
Twelve states now allow student-athletes, some in high school, to start cashing in on their name, image, and likeness.
Twelve states now allow student-athletes, some in high school, to start cashing in on their name, image, and likeness.
 
A poll found that 61% of North Carolina voters supported ending the federal unemployment supplement.
A poll found that 61% of North Carolina voters supported ending the federal unemployment supplement.
 
hile the N.C. Senate didn’t handle sports betting legislation before the Fourth of July break, there’s still hope of legal wagers in the state outside of the two Cherokee casinos.
hile the N.C. Senate didn’t handle sports betting legislation before the Fourth of July break, there’s still hope of legal wagers in the state outside of the two Cherokee casinos.
 
Born in China, Zhang warns that cultural trends in the United States appear ominously familiar.
Born in China, Zhang warns that cultural trends in the United States appear ominously familiar.
 
The U.S. Supreme Court backed donor privacy in a decision released Thursday, July 1.
The U.S. Supreme Court backed donor privacy in a decision released Thursday, July 1.
 
The act modifies reading instruction programs to improve literacy of N.C. public school students by the third grade
The act modifies reading instruction programs to improve literacy of N.C. public school students by the third grade
 
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Arizona’s bans against ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct Election Day voting.
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Arizona’s bans against ballot harvesting and out-of-precinct Election Day voting.
 
Tim Taylor could scarcely have imagined when he began attending Arapahoe Charter School in 1997, that he would one day come full circle and send his own sons there decades later.
Tim Taylor could scarcely have imagined when he began attending Arapahoe Charter School in 1997, that he would one day come full circle and send his own sons there decades later.
 
Legislators in both the N.C. House and Senate took a short break from pressing business today to mark the 91st birthday of Thomas Sowell.
Legislators in both the N.C. House and Senate took a short break from pressing business today to mark the 91st birthday of Thomas Sowell.
 
After years of delays, North Carolina’s Medicaid program has finally transitioned to a managed care system
After years of delays, North Carolina’s Medicaid program has finally transitioned to a managed care system
 
As the governor continues to tout an energy policy insistent on wind and solar, lawmakers leverage growth in natural gas and nuclear to meet future demand and lower emissions in a new energy proposal.
As the governor continues to tout an energy policy insistent on wind and solar, lawmakers leverage growth in natural gas and nuclear to meet future demand and lower emissions in a new energy proposal.
 
“The truth is that Beth Woods and Lisa Barnes, a Democrat and a Republican, are operating tactics and strategies out of the old 1898 racist playbook.”
“The truth is that Beth Woods and Lisa Barnes, a Democrat and a Republican, are operating tactics and strategies out of the old 1898 racist playbook.”
 
Recent op-eds and editorials from the News & Observer have lambasted the state legislature’s plan to use a budget surplus to cut taxes.
Recent op-eds and editorials from the News & Observer have lambasted the state legislature’s plan to use a budget surplus to cut taxes.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper opposes tax cuts for North Carolinians earning more than $200,000 a year.
Gov. Roy Cooper opposes tax cuts for North Carolinians earning more than $200,000 a year.
 
The new development follows the team’s emotional return to N.C. State’s Doak Field at Dail Park Saturday.
The new development follows the team’s emotional return to N.C. State’s Doak Field at Dail Park Saturday.
 
It’s his second veto in a week and third overall this year.
 
2020 NC elections, like states around the country, were marked by lawsuit settlements that changed voting rules without consulting the legislature
2020 NC elections, like states around the country, were marked by lawsuit settlements that changed voting rules without consulting the legislature
 
Senate Bill 105 will require a second vote Friday morning.
 
The governor has leveraged the language of the N.C. Emergency Management Act to indefinitely and unilaterally issue majorly disruptive edicts.
The governor has leveraged the language of the N.C. Emergency Management Act to indefinitely and unilaterally issue majorly disruptive edicts.
 
On Wednesday evening, the N.C. Senate and House voted in quick succession to end the $300 in extra pandemic-related federal unemployment assistance.
On Wednesday evening, the N.C. Senate and House voted in quick succession to end the $300 in extra pandemic-related federal unemployment assistance.
 
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson and the Senate’s top officer are calling out Charlotte-Mecklenburg school leaders
 
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