Politics & Government

Politics & Government
6:00 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Troxler Faces Smith In Race For Agriculture Commissioner

Steve Troxler & Walter Smith

Early voting is underway in North Carolina. Voters are electing a new governor and they're also making selections for other statewide offices.

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Politics & Government
6:05 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Presidential Ground Game Could Be Key In NC

It’s one week until election day. Candidates for offices at all levels are crisscrossing the state, looking for any last stray votes they can find.   But the two major-party candidates for President, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, are not, as of now, scheduled to appear in North Carolina before next Tuesday.  However, that doesn’t mean their campaigns in the state are slowing down.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Incumbent Challenged By Predecessor In Labor Commissioner Race

On November 6th, North Carolina voters will elect a new governor. They'll also make selections for Council of State offices. 

The labor commissioner enforces workplace safety and other employment laws, and inspects equipment including elevators. Republican Cherie Berry is running for a fourth term in the office.

Cherie Berry: "We have the luxury this year of comparing records of commissioners of labor."

That's because her opponent, Democrat John C. Brooks, previously held the post for four terms.

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Politics & Government
4:00 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Coleman Faces Forest In Race For Lt. Governor

Dan Forest & Linda Coleman

On November 6th, North Carolina voters will elect a new governor. They're also making selections for Council of State offices. Isaac-Davy Aronson has this look at the two candidates for Lieutenant Governor.

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Orange County Voters Consider Sales Tax Increase For Transportation

Orange County voters will decide whether to support a tax increase for public transportation on Election Day. The measure is part of a regional plan to improve transit across the Triangle.

Voters in Orange County will choose whether to vote for a half-cent sales tax increase on November sixth. If they approve the measure, the tax would generate about five million dollars a year for new buses and improved service, an Amtrak station in Hillsborough and a proposed light rail connection from UNC to downtown Durham.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Chapel Hill Council Suspends Religious/Political Bus Ads

Chapel Hill town officials have suspended the policy that determines which advertisements are placed on transit buses.

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Politics & Government
10:22 am
Thu October 25, 2012

The History of Voting

At the start of our nation, a very small margin of people was allowed the right to vote. Due to decades of struggle, that right is much more widespread today, however, some experts say it’s becoming harder to fulfill.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Final Gubernatorial Debate Tonight

Tonight marks the third and final gubernatorial debate between Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton.

Politics & Government
5:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Chapel Hill Examining Bus Ad From Pro-Israel Group

Chapel Hill could decide soon whether to allow a pro-Israel group's ads to appear on town buses.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative's message says in part, "In Any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage, Support the Civilized Man.” Assistant Transit Director Brian Litchfield says the town is reviewing it.

Brian Litchfield: "Our hope is to communicate with AFDI sometime this week regarding any thoughts that staff might have."

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Politics & Government
9:00 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Early Voting Packs NC Polling Places

NCCU students Johnae Stoutamire and Lateria Watts text friends after early voting.
Leoneda Inge

Thousands of people packed polling places across the state yesterday as early voting began.

North Carolina Central University’s drum-line led a parade of voters in Durham to the student union where they could vote early.  Leotrice Pegues is a senior at NCCU.  She was excited about casting her vote early.   Pegues didn’t get to vote in 2008 because she forgot to switch her registration.

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