Stories tagged: "NC Senate"

Photo via Sen. Lisa Grafstein / Graphic by Desiree Tapia for Cardinal & Pine
Meet Your New North Carolina Lawmakers: State Sen. Lisa Grafstein of Raleigh

Democrat Lisa Grafstein was elected to the state Senate in November following a long career as a civil rights attorney. During her career, Grafstein focused on fighting for the rights and freedoms of those living with disabilities.

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.

Mark Robinson won election Tuesday night as NC's lieutenant governor.
‘I’m Not Ashamed’: Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Blasted for Racist, Homophobic Posts

The Republican candidate for NC lieutenant governor, Mark Robinson, is in a close race with Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley.

A race in one key eastern NC district is shaping up to be a referendum on healthcare and education. (Image via screenshot)
‘Health Care Should Not Be a Partisan Issue’: Battle Lines Get Drawn in Eastern NC Swing District

A mostly rural district in northeast NC, Senate District 1 candidate Tess Judge says the race will key on health care access and education.

NC Democrats need candidates like Allen Wellons to win if they're going to seize the state Senate majority. (Image via Wellons' campaign)
Why North Carolinians Should Care About Allen Wellons

Democrats are pinning their NC Senate majority hopes on Allen Wellons, an ex-lawmaker with Obama’s endorsement, to win in Senate District 11.

For the past three years, the U.S. has been in a public health emergency because of COVID-19. It ended today. (Image via NC DPS)
The NC House Wants to Reopen Bowling Alleys and Skating Rinks Despite The COVID Surge

On a vote mostly split along party lines, the NC Senate passed a bill to reopen bowling alleys and skating rinks earlier than Gov. Roy Cooper has planned.