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Handful of races to set N. Carolina legislature rule, agenda

Oct. 31, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Control of the North Carolina General Assembly — which carries with it the leverage to shape current policies and draw district boundaries for the next decade — likely will come down to outcomes in about 15 closely contested House and Senate races. Democrats need to win...

S. Carolina tribe gives casino plan to N. Carolina governor

Oct. 30, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration has received a proposal from a South Carolina-based Native American tribe on how it would like to operate a casino in Cleveland County. Cooper spokesperson Ford Porter confirmed Friday by email that the governor’s office...

FILE - In this  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, file photo, The Michigan Supreme Court's Hall of Justice is seen in Lansing, Mich. SANTA FE, N.M. _ Court majorities are at stake beyond Washington, D.C., as voters chose justices for state supreme courts that have been thrust into politicized clashes over voter access and the emergency powers of governors fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, wants to flip control of the state’s Republican-majority high court. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Voting, virus, race are hot topics in state high court races

Oct. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court isn't the nation's only judicial battleground. The high courts in a number of states are on the ballot Tuesday in races that will determine whether Republicans or Democrats have a majority, and the stakes are high for both sides. This year alone, state supreme...

Maryland, Virginia, N Carolina reach offshore wind agreement

Oct. 29, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina announced an agreement on Thursday to advance offshore wind development. The states have agreed to form a team with representatives from each jurisdiction that will work to streamline the development of regional offshore wind resources. The...

N. Carolina-based research testing firm to expand at home

Oct. 29, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based contract research testing company for the biotechnology and drug industries said Thursday it will expand its operations in the Research Triangle area, creating about 880 more jobs by 2027. BioAgilytix Labs LLC and Gov. Roy Cooper announced the $62 million...

Gov. Roy Cooper answers a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Wednesday preventing landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent.(Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Cooper rakes in millions more than Forest in election leadup

Oct. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats in top North Carolina statewide races are substantially outraising Republicans this election cycle, with millions being spent by outside groups supporting their candidacies. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper took in more than $17 million for his reelection campaign between July 1...

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Gastonia, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Two attendees at Trump North Carolina rally get COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two people who attended President Donald Trump's rally last week in Gastonia, North Carolina, have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an announcement from the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. “These cases are not thought to be an...

Health officials confirm COVID-19 case at Dan Forest rally

Oct. 28, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — An unidentified person who attended a campaign rally for Republican candidate for governor Dan Forest tested positive for COVID-19, North Carolina health officials confirmed Wednesday. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said it’s aware of one case involving a...

Gov. Roy Cooper listens as Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, answers a question during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order on Wednesday preventing landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent.(Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

North Carolina Gov. Cooper signs order preventing evictions

Oct. 28, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order Wednesday preventing landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent. The order, which aims to clarify an existing residential eviction moratorium outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 28, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 28 The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer on the rise of coronavirus cases in North Carolina: Scientists and doctors warned it was coming if stronger action wasn’t taken and here it is – another wave of coronavirus cases. And...