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House Fundraising

Campaign finance reports filed recently paint a picture of a war between the Republican and Democratic parties over several state House seats.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 20:27:24

Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that he's considering whether to expand Medicaid, adding to signs that state Republican leaders may rethink their opposition to extending the program.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:14:13

Teacher Turnover

More teachers left North Carolina to teach in other states last year than the year before, and more reported leaving the profession because they were dissatisfied or wanted to make a career change, according to a state Department of Public Instruction draft report.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:13:27

Renovation Plan

Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is working on what it dubs "Project Phoenix," an effort to revitalize the state government complex in Raleigh and elsewhere by adding retail and residential uses.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:12:27

Rate Increases

Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state's largest health insurer, said Thursday that about 42,000 customers around the state received insurance renewal letters with incorrect rates, some showing cost increases of more than 100 percent.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:11:17

Economic Issues

In North Carolina's U.S. Senate race, Republican Thom Tillis and Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan are wide apart on economic issues.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:10:34

Campaign Stop

One of the nastiest U.S. Senate races in the nation landed in Wilmington on Thursday as U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and state House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, both campaigned in the Port City to rally their bases and promote get-out-the-vote efforts.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:09:46

Tillis Seat

Republican Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate race is the most expensive in the nation. And the race for his legislative seat is the most expensive in Mecklenburg County.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:08:57

Early Voting

Even with one less week of balloting this election, in-person voting continues to outpace levels from the last midterm election in North Carolina and has Democrats guardedly optimistic for results from U.S. Senate down to the legislature and local races.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:08:05

Moffitt-Turner Contest

The House race between Republican incumbent Tim Moffitt and Democratic challenger Brian Turner has turned nastier.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:07:20

Illegal Votes

Filmmaker and provocateur James O'Keefe's nonprofit Project Veritas has released a video showing what appears to be people working on behalf of political campaigns in Mecklenburg County encouraging an undercover actor to vote, even though she says she is in the United States illegally.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:04:17

Fundraising

The two candidates in Cumberland County's only contested Senate race collectively raised more than $500,000 in the third quarter of this year.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:03:17

Duke-Progress Merger

Federal regulators issued their final decision on the $32 billion merger between Progress Energy and Duke Energy, more than two years after the two North Carolina power companies combined operations.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:02:35

Asheville Police

The director of a group that represents police statewide called Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell's comments about a local lieutenant "repugnant."

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:01:54

Sectarian Prayer

A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings.

MODIFIED: 10/30/14 23:01:07

YOU DON’T SAY...

"I don't live in a district where I can take anything for granted."
Rep. Charles Jeter, who has raised almost 40 times as much money as his Democratic opponent, Robin Bradford, in District 92.
THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 10/31/14
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