What needs to be done to combat the national opioid crisis? A commission organized by President Trump released its initial recommendations on Monday, saying it was time to declare a national health emergency, among other suggestions. Special correspondent Nick Schifrin…
By Associated Press
The action by the justices Monday sends the matter back to the lower court, which could order new districts in time for the regular cycle of elections in 2018.
Republican lawmakers in North Carolina introduced a bill Tuesday that looks to ban same-sex marriages in the state, saying they are "not valid."…
LGBTQ activists criticized the deal, saying it was a repeal of the law in name only and would not protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state.
A similar post-election power grab isn't likely to happen in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two states with gubernatorial races this year, officials said.
North Carolina’s new Democratic governor was sworn in only three days ago. But Roy Cooper is already embroiled in a power struggle with the Republican-controlled legislature, which voted last month to curb his power before he even took office.
By Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press
Wake County Superior Court Judge Don Stephens blocked the new law, which would end the control governors exert over statewide and county election boards, as Gov.-Elect Roy Cooper is set to take office Sunday. Stephens ruled that the risk to…
By PBS NewsHour
Last month, incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory lost the governor's race to Democrat Roy Cooper. The election spurred Republican state lawmakers to call a special legislative session and pass laws that limit the power of the incoming governor. Michael Gerhardt,…
By Gary D. Robertson and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press
North Carolina Republicans stripped the incoming Democratic governor of some of his authority on Friday and were on the cusp of an even greater power grab, an extraordinary move critics said flies in the face of voters.
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