Politics


People gather at the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday night, Sept. 19, 2020, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the high court's liberal justices, and a champion of gender equality. Her death leaves a vacancy that could be filled with a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
‘Let the People Speak’: Joe Biden Urges Senate to Wait on Supreme Court

Joe Biden slammed Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a Supreme Court replacement for the late Justice Ginsburg.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks in a US Senate committee in June on Capitol Hill in Washington. The vice presidential candidate spoke in a virtual stop Friday for North Carolina. (Alexander Drago/Pool via AP)
‘When We Vote, Things Change’: Kamala Harris Emphasizes Voting Rights, Health Care in NC

In a state with a well-documented history of voter suppression, Kamala Harris emphasizes voting rights and coronavirus response in NC.

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‘Irresponsible Politics’: Editorial Shreds NC Republicans For Demanding School Reopening

Editorial says GOP positions on school reopening, particularly those of Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, contribute to state’s struggle to contain virus.

A hemp farm in Asheville. North Carolina legalized industrial hemp for licensed growers in 2016, but a NC House candidate says the state could raise millions by revenue by legalizing production and consumption of all cannabis plants, including marijuana. (Image via Shutterstock)
Other States Raised Billions Legalizing Marijuana. House Candidate Asks: Why Not NC?

What NC, an agricultural powerhouse with major budget needs, stands to gain by legalizing marijuana, according to one state House candidate.

NC Senate leader Phil Berger in a 2016 file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Republicans Have Lost on Medicaid Expansion. They Just Don’t Know It Yet.

A decade after rejecting Medicaid expansion's in health care for low-income people, the GOP remains opposed, even if most in NC are not.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
‘Failure to Act is a Huge Crisis.’ NC Environmentalist Sees Promise in Biden Climate Plan

As California wildires burn, a NC environmentalist talks the sharp contrast of Biden and Trump's climate plans.

UNC-Chapel Hill football player Tomari Fox (56) and his teammates celebrate their victory over Syracuse on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C.(Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
‘What It Was, Was Football’: Here is What Football and Coronavirus Have In Common

For the gridiron fans, a NC teacher explains why, amid the coronavirus, game-planning for schools and football aren't so far removed.