2014 NC Legislature

Politics & Government
6:09 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

North Carolina Votes 2014 - Here's How The Night Unfolded

Here's what NC's early vote looks like Full story: http://wapo.st/1x8ulLQ
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This is our election night blog. Complete election results can be found here.

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Politics & Government
10:24 am
Tue November 4, 2014

2014 Election: NPR's LIVE Blog

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This is NPR's blog following the hotly contested 2014 election:

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3:07 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Election 2014 Statewide Results

Here are the latest 2014 mid-term election results from the North Carolina Board of Elections. (See a wider version of this information).

Michel Martin, Going There
5:42 am
Sun November 2, 2014

Ahead Of Midterms, Voting Rights And Wrongs In North Carolina

Olivia Sedwick, student government president of Winston-Salem State University, and Tom Hanchett, historian of the Levine Museum of the New South, offered perspective about voting rights.
Travis Dove NPR

Originally published on Sun November 2, 2014 10:04 am

The run up to midterm elections has sparked many heated legal and ideological arguments over voting procedures and requirements. To understand the debate, I went to Charlotte, North Carolina for a live community conversation around these voting laws. The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a North Carolina law to go into effect that eliminates same-day voter registration and reduces the number of early voting days.

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Politics & Government
4:18 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Check Out This Handy NC 'Ballot-Builder'

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U.S. House, State Senate, District Attorney, Board of Commissioners, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, N.C. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, N.C. District Court...there will be a lot more names on your ballot than those running for U.S. Senate.

In my county, there are 22 choices to be made.

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Politics & Government
3:24 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Lacey Williams (from left), Mary Espinosa, Jaime Villegas, Armando Cruz Martinez and Elisa Benitez talk inside the offices of the Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, N.C. According to a 2011 Pew Hispanic report, the median age of Latinos in North Carolina is 24.
Andy McMillan for NPR

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 12:22 pm

Ahead of the midterm elections, Michel Martin is visiting Charlotte, N.C., to learn more about Latino voters' growing influence in the state. Join Michel for a Facebook chat from 4:30-5 p.m. ET today as she answers questions and shares more on her reporting.

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Politics & Government
11:31 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Election Day(s): You Can Vote Today In North Carolina

Still shot of the Google map that shows early voting locations.

There is a comprehensive, interactive Google map that shows early voting locations across the state.

Click here to see precise locations and hours, even directions. Most locations are open Monday-Friday until close of business. Saturday hours are also available.

You can vote in any of the early voting locations in your county.

Early voting continues until 11/1.

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Politics & Government
1:14 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Election 2014 In NC: 'Who's Going To Be Madder' Might Decide Some Races

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Friday was the deadline to register to vote in North Carolina. The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the state's new voting law to be in place, eliminating same-day registration in the days before the election. In response, some groups increased their voter registration efforts. The Durham Board of Elections has been getting so many registrations that they doubled their staff from six to 12.

Judy Harwood usually works at the front desk, but the other day she was typing up names and addresses in an overflow room in the back of the building.

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Politics & Government
9:18 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Why NC Lawmakers Couldn't Agree On A Coal Ash Management Plan This Summer

A Duke Energy power plant and coal ash ponds outside Asheville.
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A few members of the North Carolina House of Representatives will be back in Raleigh for a skeleton session today, but no real business is expected to be conducted. Technically, they need to be there to keep the legislature in session. That’s because they couldn’t agree with their colleagues in the Senate on one of their main priorities this summer – what to do about 33 coal ash dumps around the state.

This story starts in February this year, and you might have seen it on national newscasts.

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Education
8:37 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Wright School Fights, Again, To Stay Open

The Wright School serves the most challenging students from across North Carolina.
Credit Dave DeWitt

Doris Tilley has driven by the Wright School, on Roxboro Street in Durham, for 50 some-odd years. Many times, she’s thought of turning into the gravel driveway, to re-visit the place that had such a significant impact on her family.

Last Friday, she did just that, meeting with students and staff.

Tilley’s daughter was one of the very first students here, in 1963. It was one of the few positive educational experiences she would ever have.

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