Politics & Government

Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Jury Selection Begins in Edwards Trial

Jury Selection begins today in the trial of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards.

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Politics & Government
6:25 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Americans Elect Files For NC Ballot

A national non-profit group called Americans Elect is working across the country to gain ballot access for the 2012 presidential election. Today the group filed a petition of more than 120-thousand signatures with North Carolina's State Election Board. If certified, Americans Elect will get a line on the November ballot. Dagny Leonard is a spokeswoman for the group.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Four Seek GOP Nomination For Lt. Governor

Four Republicans hope to do with the office of Lieutenant Governor what their party did for both houses of the General Assembly two years ago: take it away from the Democrats. Gurnal Scott reports as part of our series on the primary election campaigns.

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Politics & Government
3:44 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Voter Information for the May 8 Primary

April 13 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 8 Primary. Check your voter registration status and register to vote here.

One-stop absentee voting for the May 8 Primary begins April 19. Find one-stop voting sites here.

Find the State Board of Elections' Primary Voter Guide here.

Politics & Government
3:49 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

State Officials Have Plans to Close Medicaid Shortfall

State officials say they have a plan to close a huge shortfall in North Carolina's Medicaid budget.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Raleigh Canadian Trade Office May Close

The United States is home to 21 Canadian consular and trade offices. That doesn’t include the embassy in Washington, DC.  But budget talks are underway in Ottawa to trim that number.  And the casualties could be the smaller, satellite trade offices in cities like Raleigh.  North Carolina officials and business leaders are frowning at the idea of losing the Raleigh office at a time when federal and state governments are pushing to expand exports and create jobs. 

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Politics & Government
4:40 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Three Federal Courts Could Close in NC

Three North Carolina courthouses could be closed as a cost cutting measure.

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Politics & Government
8:00 am
Wed March 7, 2012

"Walk Raleigh" Campaign Gets Nod from City

In January 2012, Matt Tomasulo made nearly 30 "Walk Raleigh" signs and posted them at night.

The City of Raleigh has agreed to begin a pilot program to focus on the growing “Walk Raleigh” movement.

Leoneda Inge:  Yesterday, the Raleigh City Council “sanctioned” nearly 30 street signs secretly posted by Matt Tomasulo.  Tomasulo and his “Walk Raleigh” campaign was featured last month on a special segment aired on the BBC.

Matt Tomasulo:  The general idea is to help people discover how many minutes it is to walk somewhere by foot as opposed to how many miles it might be for somebody to drive.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Sat March 3, 2012

First Lady Visits North Carolina

First Lady Michelle Obama greets military families at Raleigh-Durham International Airport
First Lady's Office

The Obamas are spending a lot of time in North Carolina as the Democratic National Convention draws near. 

Leoneda Inge:  First Lady Michelle Obama was in the state for several events yesterday, mixed with Democratic fundraisers. Yesterday, Mrs. Obama met with active military personnel and their families in Raleigh.  The First Lady ended the day in Charlotte meeting with school children to promote her “Let’s Move” fitness campaign.  She also helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of the CIAA, the oldest African American athletic conference in the country.

Politics & Government
3:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Durham District Attorney Removed

A judge has permanently removed Durham's district attorney from her post.

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