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The State of Things
12:24 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

How The President's Executive Order Affects North Carolina Immigrants

Credit Pete Souza

President Obama announced an executive order last night that paves the way for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States.

The order applies to an estimated four to five million people nationwide. Here in  North Carolina, it applies to more than 100,000 people.

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The State of Things
12:25 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Local Scholars Say “Take A Deep Breath” on ISIS

Lt. Col. Tim Nichols
Credit Sanford Public Policy

  

President Obama addressed the nation with a four-part plan to expand the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as the Islamic State or ISIS.

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Politics & Government
2:48 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Obama In Charlotte: Proposes 'Veterans Counseling Veterans'

President Obama speaking at the American Legion's 96th national convention.
Tasnim Shamma WFAE

President Barack Obama spoke today to hundreds of American Legion veterans who had gathered in Charlotte, NC, for their national convention. His remarks come just months after a health care scandal and leadership change at the top of the Veterans Administration. The President announced 19 new executive actions to improve veterans' care -- one of which focuses on the rising rate of suicides among former soldiers.

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Politics & Government
10:00 am
Tue August 26, 2014

President Obama To Speak To Veterans In Charlotte Today

President Barack Obama will speak to veterans at the American Legion's national convention on Tuesday.
Credit The White House

President Barack Obama is coming to North Carolina to speak to the American Legion convention, where Sen. Kay Hagan says she will talk to him about Washington's commitment to the state's military veterans.

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The State of Things
10:21 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Raising The Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama talks about the importance of raising the minimum wage.
Credit Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

President Barack Obama signed an executive order last week to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 per hour. He is pushing for Congress to pass a bill that will do the same for all Americans. 

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The State of Things
8:27 am
Thu January 23, 2014

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The NSA?

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When ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed how the National Security Agency collected data on Americans, the uproar was deafening.

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The State of Things
11:09 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Barack Obama Promises Jobs During Speech In Raleigh:

Credit Jennifer Rotenizer, Winston-Salem Journal

President Barack Obama gave a speech at North Carolina State University earlier this week.

He talked about the need to take action this year, and he promised speedier job production in 2014. Host Frank Stasio talks about this and other news items of the past week with Laura Leslie, WRAL’s Capitol Bureau Chief; Jessica Jones, WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief; and Associate Press Reporter Michael Biesecker.

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Politics & Government
7:17 am
Thu January 16, 2014

President Obama Announces Technology Hub At N.C. State

President Obama speaking at NC State 1/15, 2014
Credit Jessica Jones @Jessica_WUNC / Twitter

President Obama was in North Carolina yesterday to announce the creation of a $140 million technology hub at NC State University.

The announcement is part of a larger effort by the White House to foster the kind of high-tech collaboration that will encourage industry and generate jobs.

At NC State’s indoor tennis center, the mood was joyful yesterday. As the school’s pep band played, about two thousand people filed into the space that had been transformed into a mega-church-like venue. When President Obama arrived, the applause was deafening.

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Politics & Government
11:26 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Obama On New Innovation Institute: 'There Are A Lot Of Folks Down In North Carolina Who Are Excited'

NC State's Pep Band warms up the crowd of people waiting to hear President Obama speak today at the University.
Credit Jessica Jones

Updated 2:55 p.m. Big news today - the President announced a new public-private manufacturing institute that will be headquartered in our state. (Full text of his speech below.)

From the announcement:

The new manufacturing innovation institute announced today in North Carolina is focused on enabling the next generation of energy-efficient, high-power electronic chips and devices by making wide bandgap semiconductor technologies cost-competitive with current silicon-based power electronics in the next five years. 

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Sports
5:21 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

UNC Coach Dean Smith Recieves Presidential Medal Of Freedom [Video]

UNC Basketball Alumni Game. (From right) Michael Jordan, Roy Williams, Dean Smith.
Credit totomaru / Flickr

At a ceremony at the White House Wednesday, President Obama awarded former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The president bestowed the nation's highest civilian honor on a class of recipients including civil rights activist Bayard Rustin and women's rights advocate Gloria Steinem.  Smith was lauded not just for his many athletic achievements, but also for his impact on the community he calls home.

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