Latest North Carolina state government News

Tribe's push to build casino spurs Carolinas political fight

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

CATAWBA INDIAN NATION, S.C. (AP) — Two of the Carolinas' most prominent American Indian tribes are battling over geography and lucrative gambling turf. The Cherokee in North Carolina, with two casinos established in the mountains, say their opponents should stay in their own state to the south. The Catawba...

Trump endorses North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday, delivering a significant political asset for the first-term Republican senator already facing a primary challenge for his reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted his "Full and Total...

NC Senate vote means showdown nears on immigration bill

Jun. 24, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled General Assembly headed for a showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as a bill that would strong-arm North Carolina sheriffs refusing to cooperate with federal immigration agents neared final passage. The Senate late Monday approved a measure that would...

North Carolina appeals decision striking down abortion ban

Jun. 24, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State officials are appealing a federal judge's decision that struck down North Carolina's ban on abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy except in a medical emergency. A lawyer for North Carolina's Department of Justice filed the notice of appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Bill directing immigration holds advances in North Carolina

Jun. 19, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs voluntarily...

North Carolina GOP pushes back on redistricting allegations

Jun. 17, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for North Carolina Republican lawmakers pushed back hard in state court on Monday over accusations the legislators misled federal judges in an earlier redistricting lawsuit. Republican legislative leaders filed a response to a motion from attorneys for Common Cause, the state...

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority. Cal Cunningham, a familiar name in state...

Correction: Election Security-North Carolina story

Jun. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story published June 5 about a federal forensic analysis of electronic poll books in Durham County, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that paper ballots were issued after poll books malfunctioned in the county on Election Day in 2016. In fact, paper ballots...

North Carolina GOP fails to override 'born alive' bill veto

Jun. 5, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an infant delivered during an unsuccessful abortion. Enough Democrats sided with Cooper to...

The Latest: Veto of North Carolina 'born alive' upheld

Jun. 5, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina's "born alive' abortion measure (all times local): 4:15 p.m. North Carolina Republican leaders have failed to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an...