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Redistricting Referee

The three-judge panel in the gerrymandering lawsuit has named Stanford University law professor Nathaniel Persily to serve as a "referee" -- and potentially a special master -- in the case.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 22:11:49

New Maps

The North Carolina House of Representatives approved new political maps -- drawn to replace the current unconstitutional maps -- on Friday.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 21:37:22

Lowe Apology

A Democratic lawmaker apologized to a journalist on Friday after an incident earlier in the week that was recorded on video by the NC Policy Watch reporter.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 21:36:36

UNC Program

The UNC-Chapel Hill Faculty Council delayed a vote Friday on a resolution that aimed to "put on hold" a proposed academic program for public discourse that has caused controversy on campus.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 21:23:44

Silent Sam

The remains of Confederate monument Silent Sam have been in hiding since protesters tore down the statue on UNC-Chapel Hill's campus last summer.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:40:50

Redistricting Maps

Plaintiffs in a successful North Carolina redistricting lawsuit say state judges should allow the public release of a trove of documents culled from a late Republican mapmaker's files.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:38:18

Hornets Ownership

Michael Jordan is adding two partners to the Charlotte Hornets' ownership group. Gabe Plotkin, founder and chief investment officer of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, founder and chief investment officer of D1 Capital, have joined the Hornets as partners, pending NBA approval.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:37:13

Bishop Seat

Republican Dan Bishop will be sworn in Tuesday night in Washington, ending a nine-month vacancy in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District and kicking off what could be a scramble for his state Senate seat.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:02:27

Voting Machines

North Carolina's recent decision to certify new voting systems for use next year did not follow state law, according to a letter that a group of experts on election security and administration sent to the N.C. Board of Elections late Wednesday night.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:01:39

Civil War Museum

The General Assembly is on the verge of approving $46 million for a new Civil War museum in Fayetteville.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:40:03

Opioid Treatments

In a national report subtitled "Leading-edge Practices and Next Steps," the American Medical Association and consulting firm Manatt Health highlighted a North Carolina Medical Society initiative to support providers treating opioid use disorder.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:00:39

ECU Development

ECU is in active discussions to bring more development into the downtown/Dickinson Avenue areas of Greenville, the vice chancellor for administration and finance reported during the Board of Trustees' Thursday committee meetings.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 13:59:57

Perusse Reaction

Even the state budget director was stunned by Republican state House leaders' Wednesday vote to override the governor's budget veto and avoid compromising.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 13:59:05

Hurricane Dorian

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 13 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 14:39:12

Regan Visit

The state's environmental secretary and other officials from his agency assessed by air last Wednesday the damage Hurricane Dorian inflicted on the Outer Banks earlier this month, a scene the secretary described as a call to action on coastal resiliency.

MODIFIED: 09/15/19 13:58:05


"It looks like a poodle on steroids."
Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue, on one of the earlier (since revised) draft proposals of Mecklenburg Senate districts.
THE INSIDER, 9/13/19


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