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A day after swearing-in, new NC judge switches registration

Oct. 14, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A northeastern North Carolina judge changed her voter registration from Democrat to Republican the day after she was sworn in to the job for which Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper appointed her. District Court Judge Jennifer Karpowicz Bland...

Governor: Lt. governor's LGBTQ comments don't speak for NC

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson “does not speak for North Carolina,” a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people. ...

Climate change: North Carolina gov signs major energy law

Oct. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed a milestone energy bill into law Wednesday that aims to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's power plants by 2030, celebrating the legislative accomplishment with Republican lawmakers. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 13, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Oct. 11, 2021. Editorial: Don’t Arizona our North Carolina Republican legislators in North Carolina are pushing to inspect voting machines used in Durham County during the 2020 presidential election, in search of the invisible...

Nearly all state health workers vaccinated in North Carolina

Oct. 11, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials announced Monday that nearly all of the 10,000 employees working in 14 state-operated health care facilities are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. According to the state Department of Health and Human Services, 6% of...

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson criticized over anti-LGBT views

Oct. 11, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” “There’s no reason...

NC child care centers can seek virus grants from $800M pool

Oct. 07, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

CARRBORO, N.C. (AP) — Child care providers in North Carolina can begin applying next week for $805 million in grants designed to help them with payroll, capital improvements and training as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the start of North...

Cooper receives NC energy bill that gets final legislator OK

Oct. 07, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A landmark energy measure for North Carolina that aims to dramatically reduce power plant greenhouse gas emissions received final legislative approval Thursday, despite lingering concerns by some that customers aren't helped sufficiently with higher electricity bills. ...

NC legislative leaders regroup after Cooper budget offer

Oct. 07, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders will soon draw up another budget offer for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after he presented a counterproposal in the state budget talks. House Speaker Tim Moore confirmed on Thursday that Cooper sent a counteroffer to him...

2019 vetoed bill over NC jurors and voting back up in House

Oct. 06, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House Republicans resurrected a proposal Wednesday to keep more non-U.S. citizens off North Carolina’s voter rolls through juror information -- a plan they say would help curb voter fraud but critics contend could lead to voter intimidation. The...