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North Carolina judges say environmental board can end suit while Cooper's challenge continues

Feb. 16, 2024 18:59 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina environmental board whose recent membership alteration by the General Assembly is being challenged by Gov. Roy Cooper can cancel its own lawsuit over pollution limits while the governor's broader litigation about several state commissions continues, judges...

Steady ascent or sudden splash? North Carolina governor's race features men who took different paths

Feb. 15, 2024 17:25 PM EST

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — One candidate is an Ivy League-educated attorney who over 25 years amassed allies as he climbed North Carolina's Democratic ladder. The other is a former furniture factory worker with a history of blunt commentary who plowed into Republican politics four years ago after a...

Siemens Energy to build first US plant for large power transformers in North Carolina

Feb. 13, 2024 18:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Siemens Energy Inc. plans to create about 560 new jobs in North Carolina by 2028 while choosing Charlotte for its first U.S. plant to manufacture large power transformers designed to help modernize the electric grid, officials announced Tuesday. The German...

North Carolina Gov. Cooper sets 2040 goals for wetlands, forests and new trees

Feb. 13, 2024 11:44 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said a series of environmental directives and goals he initiated to protect and restore forests and wetlands in the state will help counter climate change and aid the economy. Cooper signed an executive order on Monday that in part...

Biden's vow of affordable internet for all is threatened by the looming expiration of subsidies

Feb. 05, 2024 11:27 AM EST

President Joe Biden recently traveled to North Carolina to promote his goal of affordable internet access for all Americans, but the promise for 23 million families across the U.S. is on shaky ground. That's because a subsidy that helps people with limited resources afford internet...

Candidate uses personal funds to close fundraising gap in North Carolina gubernatorial bid

Jan. 31, 2024 16:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson remained the top fundraiser in the GOP primary campaign for North Carolina governor entering 2024, but a recent rival has used his own personal fortune to compete with him monetarily. Robinson's campaign said it raised close...

Civil rights group says North Carolina public schools harming LGBTQ+ students, violating federal law

Jan. 30, 2024 22:54 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A civil rights group alleged Tuesday that North Carolina's public schools are “systematically marginalizing” LGBTQ+ youth while new state laws in part are barring certain sex-related instruction in early grades and limiting athletic participation by transgender...

North Carolina amends same-day voter registration rules in an effort to appease judge's concerns

Jan. 30, 2024 19:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials are trying to fine-tune the way the state handles same-day voter registration as Republican legislators seek to make it easier to toss out ballots and critics argue they're making it too hard for voters to access the polls. On...

North Carolina joins an effort to improve outcomes for freed prisoners

Jan. 29, 2024 18:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has joined a nascent nationwide effort to improve outcomes for more prisoners who return to society through an approach focused on education, health care and housing. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, signed an executive order Monday that seeks to...

At his old school, term-limited North Carolina governor takes new tack on public education funding

Jan. 23, 2024 17:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Blocked by Republican legislators at most every turn to advance his education agenda, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said on Tuesday he'd seek in his final year on the job to build a coalition to prod the General Assembly to improve public schools toward his policy preferences....