Flanked by educators dressed in red on November 8, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed four bills that he said "prioritized more corporate tax cuts over a real teacher pay raise and urged legislators to come together and come up with a compromise"
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Mini Budgets Add Up To A Big Divide Between Governor And GOP Lawmakers

A state budget standoff is now in its fifth month. While legislators returned to Raleigh Wednesday following a brief hiatus, a resolution to the fiscal fight is not on their agenda.

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The state of recycling in North Carolina has declined.
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NC Gets Poor Recycling Grade

2 Dead, Several Hurt In Shooting At Calif. High School; Suspect In 'Grave Condition'

Updated at 8:20 p.m. ET Two students have died after a gunman opened fire Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., according to law enforcement officials. Three other students also were shot. Authorities have not named the suspect but say he is a 16-year-old student at the school. He carried out the attack on his birthday. In a late afternoon news conference, Capt. Kent Wegener of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau said an Instagram account...

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Renderings for the Dewitt Carolinas proposed Midtown project.
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Raleigh developer Dewitt Carolinas announced a massive project that would extend the transformation of a major thoroughfare in the capitol's midtown.

United States Representatives George Holding, left, and Mark Walker could have their seats threatened based on proposed Congressional maps.
U.S. House

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.

Warning: This film is not fiction. It is the shocking truth about the coming apocalypse and the events that have led up to it.
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Who really killed JFK? Why does the water taste funny? What goes on at Area 51? Paranoia is justified in movie classics about nefarious plots reaching to the highest levels of government, church or corporation. Many are allegories, others play upon our wildest fantasies, while some are true-to-life depictions of historical events.

A breakdown of North Carolina's Congressional delegation through the years
UNC Library / Jason deBruyn

A joint legislative committee finished up its work Wednesday on redrawing North Carolina's 13 congressional district boundaries, producing more than a dozen possible replacements. Now,the redistricting process must move through the house and senate with candidate filing for 2020 less than three weeks away.

A Duke University scientist says new data shows dangerous levels of a cancer-causing heavy metal occur naturally across North Carolina, and can be a concern in drinking water wells.

Jail Inmates Sue Over North Carolina County's Bail System

Nov 13, 2019

RALEIGH — A group of North Carolina jail inmates filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a county's cash bail requirements, saying the system unfairly jails the poor while letting people with money go home.

President Donald Trump and many Republicans have said that the whistleblower who launched the Democrats' impeachment inquiry should be revealed – and forced to testify.

Newly elected Republican Congressman Dan Bishop of Charlotte has gone a step further – naming the person whom he believes is the whistleblower. 

Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr
Kara Lynne Wiley / WUNC

Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina and Mark Warner of Virginia made a public appearance together during a talk at Wake Forest University, offering insights from their positions on the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The late Thomas Lord, who set up foundations to support universities, including Duke University.
Lord Corporation / Laura Brinn

Duke University will receive $261 million thanks to a distribution that was triggered by the recent sale of Cary-based Lord Corporation.

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Census Bureau

House Democrats investigating the origins of a proposed citizenship question for the 2020 Census said Tuesday they've found previously undisclosed communications between a Trump administration adviser and a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans.

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Warning: This film is not fiction. It is the shocking truth about the coming apocalypse and the events that have led up to it.
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Sleeper Agents, UFOs And Conspiracy At The Top: The Cinematic History Of Unfounded Doubt And Fear

Who really killed JFK? Why does the water taste funny? What goes on at Area 51? Paranoia is justified in movie classics about nefarious plots reaching to the highest levels of government, church or corporation. Many are allegories, others play upon our wildest fantasies, while some are true-to-life depictions of historical events.

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The late Thomas Lord, who set up foundations to support universities, including Duke University.
Lord Corporation / Laura Brinn

Duke University will receive $261 million thanks to a distribution that was triggered by the recent sale of Cary-based Lord Corporation.

Harry Smith holds up his hands in front of microphones
LISA PHILIP / WUNC

A lawyer connected to some members of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors misrepresented his connection to powerful people in state government for access to the damaging video footage of former East Carolina University interim chancellor Dan Gerlach.

Cole del Charco / WUNC

Earlier this semester, students in sixth grade at St. Timothy’s School in Raleigh took a trip to the Roman Coliseum and Greek Parthenon. But they did so without ever leaving their classroom.

File photo of UNC Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith and UNC system President Margaret Spellings responding to questions about the aborted Western Carolina University chancellor search at a July 27, 2018 press conference.
Lisa Philip / WUNC

Harry Smith has announced he's resigning entirely from the UNC  System Board of Governors.

Smith stepped down as chairman in September but said at the time he planned to remain on the board.

On Monday, he said he's decided to relinquish his board seat completely in February to focus more on the private equity firm he started.

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