UNC centers questioned about “diversity of opinion”

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With threats of possible cuts looming, several academic centers faced scrutiny Thursday from a group of the UNC Board of Governors wondering, among other things, why more conservative viewpoints weren’t explored at the centers. The liveliest exchanges during the two days of presentations from 34 centers under review came Thursday between UNC Board [Continue Reading…]


At the Supreme Court: Alabama redistricting case with implications for North Carolina

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday wrestled with a thorny redistricting issue, the outcome of which may bear directly upon a similar case pending in North Carolina’s highest court. In Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama (consolidated with Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama), the justices considered whether a state plan that packed African-American voters [Continue Reading…]


New economic development group starts up, but private donors’ identities still unknown

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North Carolina handed off its job recruitment efforts to a newly established public-private partnership last week, in hopes that privatizing much of the state’s economic development work will bring more jobs to the state. Just a week into operation, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is already struggling with questions about transparency [Continue Reading…]


Read your ballot

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Important judicial races, proposed constitutional amendment fly under the radar By the time voters get to the polls this year, they’ll have heard plenty about Sen. Kay Hagan and her challenger House Speaker Thom Tillis. And they’ll likely know a little about or at least recognize the names of their state and federal [Continue Reading…]