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A New Congressional District Brings A Fresh Fight To The Once Heavily-Gerrymandered Triad

For years, the Piedmont Triad’s cities have been chopped up and divvied between Republican-dominated congressional districts, diluting their heavy concentration of Democrats. But last year, after courtroom fights over partisan gerrymandering concluded , Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point were united in a new 6th district that’s likely to go blue.

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6 Takeaways From The Nevada Democratic Debate

In Las Vegas — a city known for prize fights — the Democrats were gloves off . And a new entrant in the ring took a lot of incoming: former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has spent more than $300 million of his own money on ads to raise his profile. Bloomberg qualified for the debate just the day before, after an NPR/ PBS NewsHour /Marist poll became the fourth national survey showing him with 10% or more support in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Herewith,...

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Childbearing in the United States is more deadly than in any other developed nation. Despite medical advances over the last few decades, the number of reported pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. continues to steadily increase.

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While visiting Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama, photographer Jessica Ingram was struck by how familiar media images from the civil rights era, such as attack dogs and high-pressure water hoses turned on protestors, were memorialized in sculpture. She wondered what was left out of the dominant narrative of this time.

Pints & Politics

Feb 19, 2020

Join us for our first-ever Pints & Politics event at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Feb. 27th. In the final days before Super Tuesday, political reporters Rusty Jacobs and Jeff Tiberii will chat about the 2020 elections, and record an episode of the WUNC Politics Podcast.

Jeff will interview Patrick Woodie of the NC Rural Center. And later in the program Becki Gray of the conservative John Locke Foundation and Rob Schofield of the progressive N.C. Policy Watch will record their review of the Week In State Politics.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the program set to begin at 7 p.m.

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Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital on Wednesday, two days after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500.

Flock Safety

Camera systems sold by the Atlanta-based company Flock Safety promise homeowners greater security. Flock cameras capture license plate numbers as vehicles come in and out of neighborhoods.

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A multi-year, daily writing practice taught Alexis Pauline Gumbs a lot about what it means to listen. Deeply influenced by the black feminist author and scholar Sylvia Wynter, Gumbs’ daily exercise changed the way she thinks about the stories that define humanity and how she percieves her own ancestry.

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Homelessness on campus does not always look the same as homelessness on the streets. It often means students without a place to stay end up couch surfing until they find a more permanent solution.

Solar advocates and dozens of consumers are asking state regulators to investigate after Duke Energy's online system for solar rebates crashed shortly after applications opened Jan. 2. 

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Not too long ago, a Democratic primary in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District was little more than an exercise in futility: picking a candidate to run a losing campaign against an entrenched Republican incumbent.

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Jim Blaine is an unapologetic and self-identified political hack. He is also one of the most respected political operatives in North Carolina. He was chief of staff to the Republican state senate leader before starting his own consulting company in 2018. 

On this episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, Blaine discusses his personal political evolution, why Bernie Sanders makes him trepidatious, and why Republicans should be more worried about the dark horse in North Carolina's Democratic senate primary. 

 


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Embodied: The Long Drive To Safe Birth in NC

Childbearing in the United States is more deadly than in any other developed nation. Despite medical advances over the last few decades, the number of reported pregnancy-related deaths in the U.S. continues to steadily increase.

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Where We Live: Exploring The Housing Crisis in NC

As the longest economic expansion in modern history heads into a new decade, some North Carolinians have seen their fortunes grow while others have been left out.

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Homelessness on campus does not always look the same as homelessness on the streets. It often means students without a place to stay end up couch surfing until they find a more permanent solution.

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The legal battle over the UNC System’s $2.5 million settlement with the Sons of Confederate Veterans heads back to court Wednesday.

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The UNC Board of Governors has accepted the resignation of a member of the East Carolina University Board of Trustees. The Board of Governors convened a special meeting to consider sanctions against ECU Trustees Phil Lewis and Robbie Moore for meddling in student government elections.

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ECU trustee Phil Lewis resigned this morning during a special session of the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors.

 

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