Jessica Jones

Reporter

Jessica Jones covers both the legislature in Raleigh and politics across the state. Before her current assignment, Jessica was given the responsibility to open up WUNC's first Greensboro Bureau at the Triad Stage in 2009. She's a seasoned public radio reporter who's covered everything from education to immigration, and she's a regular contributor to NPR's news programs. Jessica started her career in journalism in Egypt, where she freelanced for international print and radio outlets. After stints in Washington, D.C. with Voice of America and NPR, Jessica joined the staff of WUNC in 1999. She is a graduate of Yale University.

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

Voter Registration Deadline for May 8 Primary Nears

Tomorrow is the deadline for voter registration for the May eighth primary election here in North Carolina. It's also the last day for voters to change their party affiliation.

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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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Health
4:10 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Legislative Committee Votes To Limit UNC Health Care

A legislative committee has voted to recommend limiting the size of UNC Health Care.

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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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Business & Economy
8:00 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Linwood Furniture Files For Chapter 11

Another North Carolina furniture maker is facing financial trouble. Jessica Jones reports Linwood furniture of Davidson County has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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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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Politics & Government
7:20 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

State Lawmakers Continue Immigration Meetings

State lawmakers are continuing a series of committee meetings on immigration. Representatives of the home building, construction and farming industries spoke to lawmakers today.

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Arts & Culture
8:00 am
Wed February 29, 2012

NC WWII Veterans Awarded Legion of Honour

Ten veterans in North Carolina received France’s highest honor in a special ceremony yesterday. The French Consul General in Atlanta awarded the Legion of Honour to a group of World War Two veterans in a ceremony at the old state capitol building. The retired service members say they were lucky to survive a war that changed their lives forever.

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Politics & Government
5:35 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Dalton Launches Gubernatorial Campaign

Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton has officially announced his campaign for governor.

Jessica Jones: Dalton kicked off his campaign in a refurbished warehouse in downtown Durham. Mayor Bill Bell introduced Dalton before an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and some state lawmakers. The lieutenant governor says the city's drive to restore old buildings to make space for new businesses and industries symbolizes what the state needs to do to succeed.

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Environment
8:35 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Lawmakers Discuss Fracking

A legislative committee that's studying a method of natural gas drilling sometimes called fracking met in Raleigh today. Representatives of oil and gas interest groups as well as environmental non-profits spoke at the meeting. Ray Covington of Lee County is a co-founder of a company that has entered into mineral rights agreements with many landowners in the area.

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