Stories tagged: "Dan Forest"


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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.

Fairfax County Public School buses are lined up at a maintenance facility in Lorton, Va., Friday, July 24, 2020. The nation's 10th largest school district plans an all-virtual start to the fall semester amid the Covid-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Back in Session: Gov. Cooper Gives Elementary Schools Option to Reopen

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.

With North Carolinians backing robust coronavirus policies, Biden, Cunningham, and Cooper opening up leads.  (Graphic via Shutterstock)
With Coronavirus Shaping the Election, Biden, Cunningham and Cooper Open up Leads

How robust coronavirus policies are allowing candidates like Joe Biden, Cal Cunningham, and Roy Cooper to seize control of their races.

Gov. Roy Cooper decried spread of 'false science' on coronavirus Thursday in Raleigh.
Gov. Roy Cooper Hits Back At Dan Forest Mask Doubts: Stop Spreading ‘False Science’ on Coronavirus

With coronavirus trending in the wrong direction in NC, Gov. Cooper says state must focus on science and social distancing, and forget the 'false science.'

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Editorial: Dan Forest’s Threat to Sue Roy Cooper A Ploy For Attention

A new editorial from the Observer papers says Dan Forest’s threat to sue Roy Cooper over social distancing orders is just a bid for attention.

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Poll: Biden Leads Trump in NC by Highest Margin Yet. Cooper, Cunningham Also at Top.

The new polling also finds robust support for social distancing policies and the Cooper administration.

NC DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen (foreground) and Gov. Roy Cooper during a March 27 coronavirus briefing.
From The Editor: COVID-19 Is Ravaging NC Meat Plants. It’s Past Time For Cooper To Tell Us Where.

With close to 1,000 confirmed coronavirus cases among meat processing workers, NC officials in Gov. Cooper’s administration must put public health first.