Politics & Government

Politics & Government
8:37 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Take Aim At Each Other

Candidates face off in a debate hosted by UNC-TV.
Credit Jessica Jones

The primary race between Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate was center stage last night. In a debate held by UNC-TV, Baptist pastor Mark Harris and obstetrician Greg Brannon sharpened their attacks against state House speaker Thom Tillis.

Baptist pastor Mark Harris took aim at Tillis just a few minutes into the debate. He started by raising the Republican fear that it could be difficult to dislodge the Democratic incumbent, Senator Kay Hagan.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate Primary Candidates Face Third Debate

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Tonight, four of the candidates running in the Republican U.S. Senate primary will take part in their last televised debate.
 

Obstetrician Greg Brannon, Army veteran Heather Grant, Baptist pastor Mark Harris, and state House speaker Thom Tillis will take part in their final scheduled debate this evening on UNC-TV.

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The State of Things
11:39 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Friday Journalist Roundtable

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Duke Energy’s North Carolina CEO told lawmakers this week that addressing the disposal of coal ash at the 33 ponds across this state could take years. He said the proposal to move the waste to lined sites could cost up to 10 billion dollars. Environmentalists say the issue must be addressed immediately. Host Frank Stasio talks with a journalist roundtable about the latest on coal ash, other environmental issues and Moogfest. 

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Politics & Government
8:44 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Remembering The Fallen: Raleigh Dedicates New Officers' Memorial

Charles R. Paul
Credit Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation

Raleigh police officer Charles R. Paul died in the line of duty in 2002. He was on I-440, on a motorcycle, and he was chasing a speeding vehicle. He between Rock Quarry and Hammond Roads, when the accident occurred. His motorcycle struck the center median guard rail.

At the time, Officer Paul had served for seven years. He was married and had a one-year-old daughter.

Officer Denise Holden was a rookie on the Raleigh police force in 1995 when she sped off in the early morning hours to respond to an 'officer needs assistance' call.

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The State Of Things
12:57 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

From Activism To Legislation: Terry Van Duyn

NC Senator Terry Van Duyn
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Terry Van Duyn is North Carolina’s newest state senator. The Buncombe Democrat was elected to fill the seat held by longtime legislator Martin Nesbitt who died last month after a brief battle with stomach cancer. When she heads to Raleigh next month, Van Duyn will be the only sitting senator to have been arrested in the Moral Monday protests. Host Frank Stasio talks with Van Duyn about the challenges of transitioning from protestor to legislator.

Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Early Voting Starts Today

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Early voting begins today for the May primary election.

Today is the first day North Carolinians can cast their votes in this year's primary election. 289 sites across the state will be open for residents to come to the polls. That's 77 more locations than in 2010.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Republican U.S. Senate Candidates Hold Second Debate

GOP Senate Primary Debate hosted by WRAL 4.23.14
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Four of the candidates vying to win the state’s Republican U.S. Senate primary appeared in their second debate last night. In the half-hour forum, aired live on WRAL-TV, state house speaker Thom Tillis, Army veteran Heather Grant, Baptist pastor Mark Harris and ob-gyn Greg Brannon touched on a variety of issues, from immigration to the Affordable Care Act. But the candidates seemed to agree on most of the issues.
 

>> Watch the debate here.

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Politics & Government
12:00 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

NSA 'Sets New Course' With NC State Lab

The Poulton Innovation Center at NC State is home to the NSA's new Laboratory for Analytic Science.
Credit Dave DeWitt

Inside, the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences looks every bit like the tech company it once was. There’s lots of natural light, open spaces for employees to comfortably congregate, and some funky, retro cubicles.

But instead of young techies trying to discover the next big thing, the third floor of the Poulton Innovation Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus is a startup – for the NSA.

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Politics & Government
4:46 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Republican U.S. Senatorial Primary Candidates Face A Tough Race

This evening, four of the Republican candidates in the U.s. Senate race will square off in their first televised debate, held at Davidson College just outside Charlotte. They are:

  • state Speaker of the House Thom Tillis,
  • Baptist Pastor Mark Harris
  • Tea Party-backed obstetrician, Greg Brannon
  • Army veteran Heather Grant.

The crowded field in this race could make for a complicated election.

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Politics & Government
1:44 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Six Democrats Seeking Nomination To Replace Watt In Gerrymandered 12th District

(From left to right): Marcus Brandon, Curtis Osborne, Alma Adams, Malcolm Graham, Rajiv Patel and George Battle are seeking the Democratic nomination in the 12th Congressional District.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

The primary is now two weeks away. In the 12th Congressional District, half a dozen democratic candidates are campaigning to replace Mel Watt. He was appointed head of the Federal Housing authority in January, leaving an open seat in the U.S. House.

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