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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper responds during an interview at the Governor's mansion in Raleigh, N.C. Many of North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's lasting achievements in 2019 stem from keeping Republican policies from ever getting implemented. During a year-end interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 Cooper cited successes in recruiting companies and jobs to the state, reducing the number of opioid deaths and moving the state toward cleaner energy during the third year of his term. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

N Carolina appeals court upholds lawfulness of 2016 session

Jan. 21, 2020 4:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday upheld the legality of a legislative session Republicans quickly called in December 2016 to push through laws that weakened the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. The unanimous decision of three judges on the intermediate-level...

North Carolina town founded by freed slaves gets levee help

Jan. 10, 2020 11:48 AM EST

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The U.S . Army Corps of Engineers has agreed to spend $39.6 million to help preserve an eastern North Carolina town founded by freed slaves that's been damaged repeatedly by floodwaters from hurricanes. The project money, which comes from $740 million allocated to the Corps in a...

Federal judge to halt latest North Carolina voter ID mandate

Dec. 27, 2019 6:48 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote in North Carolina are being thwarted again by judges hearing arguments that the mandate is tainted by bias that would deter black and Latino residents. A federal court announced that next week U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs...

FILE - In a Monday, May 13, 2019 file photo, a red wolf roams its habitat at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, N.C. Wildlife advocates have returned to court to prod the federal government to jump-start  recovery efforts for the critically endangered red wolf, while North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a sharply worded letter urging further action. Amid the pressure, federal biologists plan to transfer wolves from elsewhere into the recovery area for the first time in years to promote wild breeding.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Red wolves court battle reignites as governor urges action

Dec. 26, 2019 9:30 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fight over the critically endangered red wolf has returned to court as North Carolina's governor sought immediate help for the dozen or so remaining in the wild and federal biologists planned to transfer wolves into the recovery area for the first time in years. In late...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to supporters as his wife Ann McCrory listens at an election rally in Raleigh, N.C.  McCrory announced Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019,  that he won't try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

McCrory won't run for NC governor; will consider Senate bid

Dec. 19, 2019 10:47 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he won't try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022. The Republican revealed his decision on his morning radio program in Charlotte, where he served as mayor for a...

Microsoft keeps building in N Carolina with 500 more jobs

Dec. 17, 2019 4:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. plans to further expand its North Carolina workforce with 500 new jobs in the Raleigh-Durham area announced on Tuesday, less than two months after the software and cloud-computing giant unveiled additional positions for Charlotte. Gov. Roy Cooper and Microsoft...

FILE -In this Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Rep. John Bell, left, and Rep. Jason Saine confer as the N.C. General Assembly reconvenes for a special session in Raleigh, N.C. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican leaders battled to a draw as the North Carolina legislature ended the second-longest annual session in state history this month without a conventional state budget on the books. Now it may take the 2020 elections to help break their partisan deadlock. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)

Stalemate still on as N Carolina legislature ends this year

Nov. 26, 2019 11:41 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his Republican rivals fought to a draw as the North Carolina legislature adjourned its longest annual session in nearly 20 years this month, still with no conventional state budget in place and many favored GOP items blocked. It may take the November 2020...

Homeland Security, ICE leaders focus on detainer refusals

Nov. 25, 2019 9:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration’s leaders on immigration enforcement said Monday that several North Carolina sheriffs care more about politics than public safety by refusing to cooperate with federal agents looking for immigrants believed to be in the U.S. unlawfully. Acting Department...