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Protest filed against Dem candidate for N.C. Senate

An election protest filed by Republican state Senate candidate Bobby Hanig alleges that his opponent, Democrat Valerie Jordan, doesn’t actually live in District 3, where they are running for office. After an investigation, Hanig officially filed a protest Monday to request that officials examine records that include her tax filings and Amazon Prime deliveries. Filed with...

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Folwell’s fight against hospitals extends to CON challenge at N.C. Supreme Court

The latest chapter in N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s feud with state hospitals involves a new friend-of-the-court brief at the state Supreme Court. Folwell supports a New Bern eye surgeon’s challenge of state certificate-of-need restrictions.

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New Bern eye surgeon urges N.C. Supreme Court to address certificate-of-need dispute

An eye surgeon in New Bern is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up his challenge against the state’s certificate-of-need law. He argues CON restrictions violate his state constitutional rights. Dr. Jay Singleton’s latest appeal follows the N.C. Court of Appeals’ unanimous June 21 decision dismissing his case. The John Locke Foundation, which oversees...

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Before CHIPS vote, Kathy Manning made six-figure investment in chip companies

U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning, a Democrat representing the Triad area of North Carolina, is once again in the news for her stock trading, after making investments in chip companies the day before the July 28 U.S. House vote on the CHIPS Act. 

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home. Kokai offered these comments during the Aug. 12, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Locke’s Terry Stoops analyzes proposal to restructure N.C. teacher pay

Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation, discusses a proposal to change the way North Carolina pays public school teachers. Stoops offered these comments during the Aug. 11, 2012, edition of Spectrum News 1’s “Capital Tonight.”

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Locke’s Mitch Kokai discusses bill to help vets harmed by burn pits

Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses a bill on Capitol Hill to help military veterans suffering from exposure to toxic chemicals. Kokai offered these comments during the Aug. 5, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Extreme Injustice: Superintendent Catherine Truitt On The Importance Of Parental Feedback, Season 2, Ep. 5

In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt to discuss a new parent advisory committee that seeks to get feedback on creating an education system that works for everyone.  Like what you hear? Hit subscribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn...

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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. II, Season 2, Ep. 4

Hosts David Bass and Donna King are again joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss solutions to learning loss for K-12 students, including expanded school choice.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss another episode of Extreme Injustice. Learn more at ExtremeInjustice.com.

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Extreme Injustice: Where Do We Go From Here? Pt. I, Season 2, Ep. 3

For the past two episodes, we’ve explored the academic, social, and mental health consequences of school shutdowns. So what about solutions? In this episode, hosts David Bass and Donna King are joined by Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation to discuss a pathway forward.  Like what you hear? Hit subsribe and don’t miss...

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New Bern eye surgeon urges N.C. Supreme Court to address certificate-of-need dispute

An eye surgeon in New Bern is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up his challenge against the state’s certificate-of-need law. He argues CON restrictions violate his state constitutional rights. Dr. Jay Singleton’s latest appeal follows the N.C. Court of Appeals’ unanimous June 21 decision dismissing his case. The John Locke Foundation, which oversees...

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COVID state of emergency officially ends today after 2 years

After 888 days, today officially marks the end of North Carolina’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, announced in July that the state of emergency would end on Aug. 15 because the 2022 $27.9 General Budget, which he signed into law on July 11, included changes in the law that were requested by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Big tent for me but not for thee: Cooper’s Democratic Party

The Democrats pride themselves on being a big-tent party; they claim to be the most diverse and welcoming among the two main political parties. However, they’re only welcoming and inclusive in practice if you are flying the same banner of progressive ideology and purist loyalty.   The “NCPOL Universe” got a dose of this in the past primary election...

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Judge says case for blocking Green Party candidates now moot after NCSBE decision

he final step in the N.C. Green Party's journey to be on the state's 2022 ballots may be in sight, as Judge James Dever, the federal judge overseeing the NCGP's lawsuit against the N.C. State Board of Elections, released an order Monday signaling the case was made "moot" by the NCSBE's decision to certify the Greens as a party.

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NC Elections Board approves Green Party for 2022 midterms

After a long back-and-forth battle on whether there were enough valid signatures on the N.C. Green Party's petition to become a recognized party in the 2022 midterms, the N.C. Board of Elections determined that, while there was some fraud by certain collectors, the fraudulent signatures were not enough to push the Green Party below the number of signatures needed.

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Green Party says Democrats used tricks to block them from ballot

The North Carolina Green Party had its petition to be recognized as an official party in state elections denied, in a 3-2 party-line vote, at the N.C. State Board of Elections on June 30. But the NCGP is crying foul, alleging the Elias Law Group — a powerful firm used by national Democrats, which was also successful in getting North Carolina's election maps thrown out — used lying, bullying, and harassment to influence the decision.

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