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North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr joined 43 of their GOP colleagues in objecting to a Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump this week.

In our weekly review, Rob Schofield and Becki Gray debate whether a conviction would help provide a level of accountability and move the nation forward. Plus, the herky-jerky vaccine rollout, and a dispute over how to teach children about the state's racial history.


Election Day month rolls on with a recount in the North Carolina Chief Justice Supreme Court contest. A crowded field of candidates is forming for a vacant U.S. Senate seat. In our latest review of North Carolina politics, Aisha Dew and Becki Gray discuss those races, the likelihood Republicans will decriminalize marijuana, and what they're appreciative for this November.


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Governor Roy Cooper issued his first veto of the calendar year, and a leading Republican figure announced he will walk away from his post. Becki Gray and Rob Schofield discuss the Governor's veto of a late-term abortion measure, as well as the departure of Dallas Woodhouse, during their weekly review of state politics.  Other topics include two new Court of Appeal judges, and a major teacher rally in the planning stages.

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What comes next for the North Carolina Republican Party? On Tuesday, a leading GOP figure was charged by federal prosecutors for wire fraud, aiding and abetting, and lying to the FBI.

Two people registering to vote.
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Six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot could impact key aspects of state government. But there is not much information available about how these amendments would be implemented.

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The North Carolina General Assembly is considering legislation to limit the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards. Proponents say tax incentives and government mandates for renewable energy are crucial to continued growth in revenue and jobs. 

  Several large companies like Google and Facebook have urged the legislature not to roll back the measures. Opponents say solar businesses costs the state more than they generates and taxpayers end up footing the bill.