Stories tagged: "NC General Assembly"

Members of the NC General Assembly stand in this April file photo. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
NC Teachers’ Group: If Teachers Are Losing Their Jobs, Lawmakers Should Too

The NCAE blamed GOP lawmakers in Raleigh and DC for more than 27,000 jobs lost in NC schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

House Speaker Tim Moore, left, and Senate Pro Tempore Phil Berger in 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Keep the $325, NC General Assembly. Spend It on Safe Classrooms.

With NC schools lacking infrastructure for a safe reopen during coronavirus, a teacher says lawmakers’ $325 payout to parents is misguided.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper makes a comment during a live televised debate with and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Election HQ: Cardinal & Pine’s Live Blog on NC’s 2020 Election

In a visit to Durham Sunday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden touted himself as a defender of healthcare who would manage the coronavirus better than President Trump.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)
NC’s US Senate Race is Bigger Than Any Scandal. It’s Bigger Than Tillis and Cunningham.

Tillis wants us to think about the last 30 days of his race with Cunningham. Recall instead a decade of ruinous GOP leadership under Tillis.

Protesters gather near the Legislative Building to protest Gov. Roy Cooper's coronavirus safety measures. A NC educator says schools should resist pressure from some right-leaning protesters and politicians to return to classrooms before it's safe. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why NC Schools, Facing Another Round of Coronavirus, Shouldn’t Cave to Peer Pressure to Reopen

With coronavirus rising again, a NC teacher on why schools should resist pressure to return to a classroom before it’s safe.

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Cardinal Issues: How Climate and the Environment Factor in Four Key NC Senate Races

NC candidates strike a sharp contrast on environmental issues such as climate change, renewable energy, and water pollution.

A 'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in Charlotte this year. (Cardinal & Pine photo by Grant Baldwin).
Cardinal Issues: The Misleading ‘Defund the Police’ Attacks in Four Pivotal NC Senate Races

There’s a lot of nuance to police reform. Here’s what you need to know about Black Lives Matter's impact on races for the NC General Assembly.