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North Carolina lawmakers redraw state’s congressional map

Nov. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A replacement map for North Carolina’s congressional districts was finalized Friday, with its lines redrawn to address alleged extreme partisan bias and endangering reelection prospects for two Republicans next year. The GOP-controlled General Assembly enacted boundaries for...

N Carolina legislative districts set for 2020 as appeal ends

Nov. 15, 2019 7:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s legislative districts are set for the 2020 elections after the state Supreme Court refused on Friday to fast-track a redistricting appeal. That decision led the plaintiffs who successfully sued based on partisan bias claims to end their legal challenges. The...

The Latest: Plaintiffs to fight new N Carolina Congress map

Nov. 15, 2019 4:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s congressional district map will fight a replacement map approved by the Republican-controlled...

North Carolina lawmakers go home, next return in January

Nov. 15, 2019 4:14 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly has ended its brief return visit to Raleigh. The Senate and House adjourned on Friday, two days after reconvening. The Senate finalized a replacement map for the state’s congressional districts and elected Greensboro construction firm owner...

Another $180M approved for North Carolina disaster aid, prep

Nov. 14, 2019 7:11 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another $180 million in state funds are going to help with disaster recovery following hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian and to prepare for North Carolina’s next storm. The state House and Senate voted on Thursday for a negotiated package that also included another $20...

North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...

The Latest: North Carolina Congress remap clears state House

Nov. 14, 2019 5:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly redrawing the state’s congressional map (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A redrawn map of North Carolina’s congressional districts has cleared one chamber of the state legislature. The state House voted 55-46 on Thursday for...

N Carolina transportation cash bailout OK’d by legislature

Nov. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature has agreed how to help the Department of Transportation overcome a recent cash crunch that’s already resulted in layoffs of temporary workers and paused construction. The House and Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for a bailout package that...

Troopers: 3 killed in fiery North Carolina traffic accident

Nov. 14, 2019 3:56 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says three people have been killed and two others injured in a fiery traffic accident. Troopers told WFMY that a slow-moving Jeep ran off U.S. Highway 421 North after it was hit by a car, then was hit by an SUV. The second collision ignited a...

Congressional remap tops reconvened NC legislative session

Nov. 13, 2019 6:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators returned to Raleigh on Wednesday to redraw a new congressional district map for the 2020 elections after state judges determined the current U.S. House lines can’t be used because they’re likely unlawful partisan gerrymanders. Settling on a new...