Politics & Government

Politics & Government
6:10 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Amendment's Impact On Child Custody Debated

A proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution would define marriage between one man and one woman as the only valid or recognized domestic legal union in the state. Opponents of the amendment claim its wording would put certain protections and benefits at risk for all unmarried couples and their children. Among them: child custody and visitation rights.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Etheridge Promises Educational Change In Gubernatorial Campaign

Bob Etheridge
bobetheridgeforgovernor.com

There are three main Democratic candidates in the race to become North Carolina’s governor. Yesterday we heard from State House Representative Bill Faison, who says his priority is jobs. But the subject of today’s story is focused on education. Bob Etheridge is a former U.S. Congressman who also served as the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction for seven years.

Jessica Jones: Bob Etheridge was born at home in Turkey, North Carolina, as the first of five children. He says neither his mother nor his father finished high school.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Testimony Underway in Edwards Trial

John Edwards, leaving the courthouse last Thursday, has been supported by daughter Cate during the proceedings.
Photo: Jeff Tiberii

The testimony of a former John Edwards aide is expected to continue today at the Federal Courthouse in Greensboro.

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Amendment Opponents Say It Threatens Domestic Violence Protections

Opponents of a proposed amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage and civil unions say the measure is written too broadly. Among the effects they claim it could have is the invalidation of domestic violence protections for unmarried couples. Amendment supporters call that a scare tactic.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Faison Touts Job Plan In Gubernatorial Campaign

Bill Faison
billfaison.com

There are three main candidates vying to become the state’s Democratic nominee for governor. For the next three days, WUNC will profile each of those candidates seeking to hold the state’s highest office. Today we hear from Bill Faison, a state representative who’s a successful plaintiffs’ attorney.

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Politics & Government
5:30 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Opening Arguments in Edwards Trial

John Edwards
Jeff Tiberii

The final phase of jury selection as well as opening arguments are expected today in the John Edwards Trial.

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Politics & Government
6:20 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Community Land Trusts Beat Foreclosure

Shirley Sherrod in Durham at the National CLT Network Conference.
Leoneda Inge

There is still a long way to go to make up for all the home foreclosures that besieged the country during the past five years.  But there is one home delivery model that has beaten the odds.  Reports show Community Land Trusts across the United States continue to have substantially lower delinquency and foreclosure rates than home owners in the conventional market.  A national gathering of community development leaders met in Durham this week to take a closer look at Community Land Trusts. 

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Coble, Holding Offer Different Experiences

North Carolina’s 13th congressional district is shaping up as one of the most contentious races on the May 8 primary ballot. Two of the candidates, Paul Coble and George Holding, are fighting over who is more conservative.

Dave DeWitt: Paul Coble is no stranger to running for elected office. The one-term mayor of Raleigh and current chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners has run nine times. He says his experience should count.

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Politics & Government
5:25 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

State Democratic Party Chairman Won't Run For Re-Election

State Democratic Party chairman David Parker addressed allegation of sexual harassment against the party's former Executive Director. Parker won't resign but is calling for an early election of a new chair.

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Politics & Government
7:45 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Democratic Gov Candidates Debate Marriage, Civil Unions

A final debate between the leading Democrats seeking to become Governor was held last night. Gurnal Scott reports a question about the marriage amendment on the ballot gave voters a clearer picture of where they stand on this divisive issue.

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