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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 2, 2021. Editorial: Medicaid is up to you now, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson — and you know the right answer Since the Republican majority in the Missouri legislature does not give a single tu-whit tu-whoo about what Gov. Mike...

Rep. Ted Budd enters North Carolina U.S. Senate race

Apr. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Rep. Ted Budd announced Wednesday morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 2022 Senate election. The staunch ally of former President Donald Trump first elected to Congress in 2016 aims to push back against...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 28, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. April 25, 2021. Editorial: Video delay in Elizabeth City police shooting fuels uncertainty and tensions Exactly what happened when Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City has not yet...

Ex-Justice Cheri Beasley joins North Carolina Senate race

Apr. 27, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court announced her entry Tuesday into the state's highly competitive U.S. Senate race. Cheri Beasley formally declared her bid for the Democratic nomination after months...

North Carolina prosecutor removed for 'willful misconduct'

Apr. 27, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A western North Carolina district attorney is being removed from his elected office after a judge issued an order finding the prosecutor engaged in "willful misconduct." The removal of Greg Newman, the top prosecutor for Henderson, Polk and...

Tennessee lawmakers pass new transgender 'bathroom bill'

Apr. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that do not reflect their gender at birth. The...

N. Carolina lieutenant governor won't run for Senate in 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson announced late Monday he will not seek the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in 2022. Robinson, who was elected five months ago to the state's No. 2 executive position in his first run for elected office, said...

Tennessee House OKs new transgender 'bathroom bill'

Apr. 19, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don't reflect their gender at birth. ...

Jackson atop NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

Apr. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Jeff Jackson had a sizeable fundraising advantage entering this month over other Democratic opponents in the 2022 U.S. Senate race, while a former Republican congressman running also has flush coffers so far, according to new campaign finance...

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics. ...