House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, and Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, announce late Wednesday that legislative leaders and Gov. Roy Cooper have reached a deal to repeal House Bill 2. Neither Moore nor Berger took questions, saying that part of their deal with Cooper, a Democrat, was to let the proposal speak for itself. “We certainly want to honor that agreement,” Moore said.
Concord resident James Patterson Jr., a low-level drug dealer, had served more than 14 years of a nearly 22-year sentence in federal prison when a phone call from his lawyer last summer changed his life. President Barack Obama had just commuted his sentence and would set him free last year. Patterson described his reaction to the call.
During his two terms in office, President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 1,715 people. That's more than the previous 13 presidents combined. Last November in a conference call with reporters, White House Counsel Neil Eggleston and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates explained the reasons for the president's actions.
The problems that have delayed the Lynx Blue Line extension’s opening for up to seven months are again costing taxpayers. The Charlotte Area Transit System is asking City Council to approve Monday new light rail spending totaling $24.75 million.
Colette Forrest, Chair of the Mecklenburg County Black Political Caucus, speaks at Friday's press conference at Little Rock AME Zion Church. The Black Political Caucus held a press conference to voice its concerns and opposition to proposed Senate Bill 306 sponsored by Senators Jeff Tarte and Dan Bishop, which proposes to create three judicial districts in the current 26th Judicial District, which is comprised of only Mecklenburg County. The Black Political Caucus is concerned that dividing the District Courts into judicial districts would signify acquiescence to potentially partisan judicial elections and partisan judges.
NC Gov. Roy Cooper said he will continue to work to get House Bill 2 off the books. As North Carolina marks the first anniversary of House Bill 2 this week, an ongoing political stalemate is making a prolonged economic backlash – and future anniversaries – likely. "I think the people of North Carolina are sick of it," he said in an interview.
Video from Fayetteville shows cars running red lights. The city implemented the red-light safety program in July 2015 to increase traffic safety by reducing red-light running violations, collisions and injuries.
Federal judges recently ruled that Republicans unconstitutionally gerrymandered two North Carolina congressional districts by race. But redrawing districts to benefit the political party in power is nothing new and has been going on for years.
A woman who identified herself as a retired school teacher asked U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) what his "line in the sand" was in regard to President Trump's growing list of controversies. The town hall meeting near Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday evening was impassioned with protesters booing and chanting "do your job!"