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North Carolina governor's chief of staff is leaving, and will be replaced by another longtime aide

Jul. 19, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's only chief of staff during his two terms is leaving her post in the final months of the administration for a move to the private sector. She'll be replaced by another longtime aide. Kristi Jones will step down from...

NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson announces his retirement after nearly 15 years in the role

Jul. 18, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another chancellor in North Carolina's public university system has announced plans to step down — this time at the state's largest university by enrollment. North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson declared his retirement plans at the...

Trump's convention notably downplays Jan. 6 and his lies about election fraud

Jul. 18, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As the Republican National Committee moves into its final day Thursday, the loudest applause for a speaker not named Trump so far has been for a previously little-known economist who served as a trade adviser to the former Republican president. Peter Navarro came...

North Carolina Senate leader Berger names Ulm next chief of staff

Jul. 17, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A longtime aide to North Carolina state Senate leader Phil Berger is being elevated to oversee Berger's entire office operations. Berger announced on Wednesday that Kolt Ulm is his next chief of staff. Ulm will replace Brian Folk, who is taking a new job as...

North Carolina approves party seeking to put RFK Jr. on the ballot, rejects effort for Cornel West

Jul. 16, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's election board voted Tuesday to certify a political party that wants to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the state's presidential ballot this fall. The panel rejected a similar petition effort by a group backing Cornel West, citing questions about how signatures...

Stein, other North Carolina Democrats have fundraising leads entering summer

Jul. 16, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats outpaced their Republican rivals in fundraising over the past several months, according to campaign filings, entering the summer with cash advantages in a handful of top-ballot races this fall. Democratic candidate for governor Josh...

North Carolina House Democratic deputy leader Clemmons to resign from Legislature

Jul. 16, 2024 17:08 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The No. 2 leader of North Carolina House Democrats announced Tuesday she is stepping down from the General Assembly next month because she's taking a new job within the University of North Carolina system. Three-term Rep. Ashton Wheeler Clemmons of Guilford...

Kennedy and West third-party ballot drives are pushed by secretive groups and Republican donors

Jul. 16, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Libertarians in Colorado want to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the ballot to create chaos. Petition drives for Cornel West in Virginia and North Carolina are being run by groups with Republican ties. And in Arizona, a convicted fraudster who's been...

The Democratic National Committee says it's investing $15 million in 7 swing state parties

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to offer political counterprograming to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, announcing $15 million to fund campaign operations in seven key swing states — even as some in the party have urged President Joe Biden to bow out of November's...

Aetna set to run North Carolina worker health care as Blue Cross will not appeal judge's ruling

Jul. 15, 2024 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Aetna is poised to manage health coverage plan benefits for North Carolina state workers and teachers starting early next year because Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina said Monday it won't appeal a judge's decision that upheld Aetna as the next contract winner. ...