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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, joined by his wife Kristin, reacts after being declared winner over Republican Dan Forest in the governor's race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. State election officials certified the governor's race and most in the state Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
It’s Official. Trump, Cooper, Tillis Take North Carolina.

State officials approve certification of 2020 election results, although pending recounts and protests in five races remain.

A racial justice task force recommended that North Carolina decriminalize marijuana possession.
NC Task Force Wants Weed Decriminalized

A racial justice task force reporting to Gov. Roy Cooper recommended North Carolina do away with criminal penalties, citing how Black and Latino residents are disproportionately convicted.

US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October. Some worry that the Trump-stocked Supreme Court with Barrett on board is a threat to same-sex marriage rights. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
I’m Terrified Trump’s Supreme Court Will Take Away My Marriage Rights

A former NC House candidate on why Trump's Supreme Court is a threat to same-sex marriage, and what we can do about it.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center) of the NC Supreme Court, with her Republican challenger Paul Newby beside her. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
Every Vote Counts: NC’s Chief Justice Race Is Down to the Wire

At times, the race between Cheri Beasley and Paul Newby has been separated by just a handful of votes as the state tallies absentee ballots.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center) of the NC Supreme Court, with her Republican challenger Paul Newby beside her. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
Wait Is on for NC’s Tightest Race, the NC Supreme Court Chief Justice

Less than 4,000 votes separate NC Supreme Court Chief Justice separate incumbent Cheri Beasley, D, from her GOP challenger Paul Newby in this too-close-to-call race.

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - OCTOBER 31:  James R. Jones lowers his head and pauses in silent prayer as he touches a campaign volunteer waiting for voters to arrive at a polling place on October 31, 2020 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The day was the last day of in-person early voting in North Carolina. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
‘Your Vote Is Safe—Just Exercise It,’ Says Former NC Supreme Court Justice

A retired Republican NC Supreme Court justice on why you should dismiss President Trump’s fear-mongering about ‘illegitimate’ voting.

With state Sen. Jeff Jackson training in the National Guard, Charlotte's Marisa Jackson is closing out her husband's crucial race for him. (Image submitted by Marisa Jackson)
‘Rise to the Occasion’: How Marisa Jackson is Closing Out Her Husband’s Crucial State Senate Campaign

With NC state Sen. Jeff Jackson barred from campaigning amid National Guard training, Marisa Jackson on her first (and last?) campaign.