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It's commonplace for political candidates to bet heavily on themselves, loaning money to their campaign to jumpstart their quest for public office. This allows candidates to get mailers and ads out early on in campaign season, while donations often don't...
North Carolina's General Assembly has only been back in session for three full days, but things are already moving fast. Leadership came into Raleigh with several clearly defined priorities, and have already started delivering on them. Here are four key things...
North Carolina Democrats are still hoping for a blue wave come November, and they've just laid out the case for why voters should support it. Party leaders fanned out across the state earlier this week to unveil the new platform,...
The U.S. Supreme Court has just ruled that states can legalize and regulate sports betting. Will North Carolina take advantage? I don't think the odds are very good — except in one specific scenario. North Carolina has a weird relationship with...
If there's one issue that every part of the political spectrum can get behind, it's early childhood education. Reaching children from birth to age 5 is closely correlated with alleviating poverty and closing achievement gaps. Today, children reach kindergarten ill-prepared...
Desperate for more money, North Carolina counties repeatedly ask taxpayers to approve higher sales taxes. Most of the time, these ballot measures fail. But eventually, inevitably, they pass. This week, 7 more counties approved quarter-cent sales tax increases that can be spent...
Perhaps Mark Harris should have been the favorite in the 9th Congressional District to begin with. The county-by-county results show clearly why the Charlotte pastor scored the upset victory over U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger for the Republican nomination in Tuesday's...
The national narrative is that Republicans dodged several bullets in Tuesday's primary. But in North Carolina, there are plenty of reasons for the party to be worried. The results of the primary give plenty of indication that Democrats could pick...
Thousands of teachers from Raleigh, Charlotte, Durham and Chapel Hill will be marching on Raleigh next week as part of a protest sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators. It's an emotional issue, to be sure. And that's shown...
North Carolina's primary election is this TuesdayMay 8, and it's bound to be a weird one. It's the first primary since 1958 to not include any statewide offices or ballot issues No U.S. Senate or presidential race, plus no referendums.....