Category: City & County Government

  • CJ politics week in review, Jan. 20-24

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: New CEO: Amy O. Cooke has joined the John Locke Foundation as its new CEO.

  • CJ politics week in review, Jan. 13-17

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: Amplify v. Istation hearings: Jonathan Shaw, an N.C. Department of Information Technology hearing officer, presided over the…

  • CJ politics week in review, Jan. 6-10

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: McKissick resigns: Sen. Floyd McKissick Jr., D-Durham, has officially resigned from the N.C. General Assembly. McKissick was…

  • Here are 10 ideas for 2020

    While the governor and legislative leaders have profound disagreements, and will take their case to the voters on such issues as tax reform and Medicaid expansion, there are other opportunities for cooperation.

  • Federal court to block N.C. voter ID law … for now

    A federal court gave North Carolinians who adopted a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID a late lump of coal. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs and Magistrate Judge Patrick Auld issued a notice Thursday, Dec. 26, saying the court will put the law implementing the constitutional amendment on hold. They’re…

  • CJ politics week in review, Dec. 16-20

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses what we think are some interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: Silent Sam: Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour will hear arguments Friday,…

  • Some N.C. elections officials anxious over software upgrade

    A voting software company the N.C. State Board of Elections certified earlier this year wants approval for a last-minute technology update. But some board members are asking whether the company, Election Systems and Security, should have been certified in the first place. In September, ES&S asked…

  • CJ politics week in review, Dec. 9-13

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses what we think are some interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: ReConnect pilot program: Columbus County will get a $7.9 million ReConnect Pilot Program…

  • Dollar stores aren’t making Americans less healthy

    My wife and I work hard to stay healthy, a big part of which is eating right, eschewing sugary and pre-packaged foods. Sometimes this is to the chagrin of our two teenage boys who — despite our best efforts — work tirelessly to make our pantry and refrigerator…