Stories tagged: "Gov. Roy Cooper"


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Here’s How Republicans’ Nationwide Abortion Ban Would Affect North Carolina 

Five North Carolina reps, including U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, cosponsored national abortion ban legislation.

In this 2016 file photo, a demonstrator protests North Carolina immigration bills that advocates say are meant to target undocumented people. Gov. Roy Cooper recently vetoed GOP lawmakers' latest attempt to crack down on  undocumented people in the state. (Shutterstock)
Here’s Why Gov. Cooper Vetoed a GOP Immigration Crackdown

Republicans want local law enforcement to get involved in immigration, but advocates worried it would feed racial profiling. 

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signs an executive order designed to protect abortion rights in the state at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. The order in part prevents the extradition of a woman who receives an abortion in North Carolina but may live in another state where the procedure is barred. (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson).
Gov. Cooper Signs Executive Order Bolstering Abortion Access in North Carolina

But he warned that his ability to veto any anti-abortion laws pushed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly was at risk in the November elections.

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
Why Abortion Rights Could Be One Election Away from a Ban in NC

Most voters have heard little or nothing about a case before the Supreme Court in which the conservative court could overturn Roe v. Wade. 

Organizations and individuals gathered outside the US Supreme Court in 2019 argue the manipulation of district lines is the manipulation of elections. Gerrymandering has been a major concern in North Carolina for decades running.
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NC Inches Closer to Ending Gerrymandering Battle. But a Fight Remains.

We may be closer to a resolution, but Gov. Roy Cooper offered a blistering criticism of a state Senate legislative voting map he calls “blatantly unfair.” 

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday said some local governments in North Carolina can begin easing mask mandates.
Gov. Roy Cooper Urges End to Most North Carolina Mask Mandates

Cooper joins several other Democratic governors who’ve eased COVID restrictions, but many health experts warn it may be too soon.

House Speaker Tim Moore in a 2020 press conference with Gov. Roy Cooper.
A Day After Calling Masks ‘Useless’ (They’re Not), NC House Speaker Tim Moore Promises Anti-Masking Legislation

Omicron cases are falling, but North Carolina is still reporting more than 10,000 cases a day and dozens of deaths.