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Rescheduled

According to a tweet from Rep. David Lewis, R-Harnett, the Joint Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting meeting scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 has been rescheduled.

MODIFIED: 01/18/18 16:01:18

Weekend TV

Political roundtable shows in North Carolina will be the class size mandate from the General Assembly, Gov. Roy Cooper's views on offshore drilling, the wear and tear of the state's infrastructure, and the GenX water contamination.

MODIFIED: 01/18/18 15:07:25

FBI Reward

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $30,000 for information in the deaths of three people in southeastern North Carolina in the last year.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:42:34

Human Trafficking

More than half of all human trafficking cases filed in state court during the last fiscal year occurred in Cumberland County, according to state court data.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:41:49

Moore Interview

When it comes to drawing districts for congressional elections, House Speaker Tim Moore says North Carolina Republicans nailed it.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:40:52

Gerrymander Challenges

Attorneys representing voters who successfully challenged North Carolina's congressional districts as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders are protesting lawmakers' attempt to use the election maps again this year.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:17:25

Judicial Primaries

The Democratic Party in North Carolina says a law by the Republican-dominated legislature to cancel judicial primaries this May is "entirely unprecedented," so a federal judge must restore those elections.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:16:30

Uninsured

The number of uninsured North Carolinians continues to decline even without an expansion to the state's Medicaid program, health regulators told legislators Tuesday.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:15:38

Midterm Elections

While midterm elections may not draw the attention of presidential-year elections, the upcoming races in the Cape Fear region promise to be busy as Democrats hope to even the local political playing field with Republicans.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:12:03

Opioid Treatment

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is calling for private companies to provide more robust health coverage and for the state to expand its Medicaid program as a way to combat the number of opioid overdoses in the state.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:11:16

Government Shutdown

As Republicans in Congress scramble for the votes needed to pass a fourth temporary funding bill to avoid a government shutdown, House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows wants the House to look beyond the four-week measure.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:10:19

Snow

A winter storm blanketed North Carolina's largest cities with snow Wednesday, canceling school, causing scores of crashes and leaving thousands in the dark.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:09:17

Durham Charters

As much as he wanted to avoid talking about charter schools, Durham Schools Superintendent Pascal Mubenga couldn't get around discussing their impact on Durham Public Schools during his town hall meeting Tuesday night at Hillside High School.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:08:21

Ballot Access

Disillusionment with the two-party American political system has been around for a long time, but with a polarizing President in the White House and gerrymandered districts that tend to push major party candidates towards more extreme primary election positions, it's rarely been higher.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:07:31

BoA Profit

Bank of America reported a 48 percent decrease in profit for the last three months of 2017, as it took a hit from last month's federal tax overhaul.

MODIFIED: 01/17/18 20:06:33

YOU DON'T SAY...

"Frankly, it's a model other states could follow."
N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, on the legislature's approach to congressional redistricting.
WFAE RADIO, 1/17/18

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