News Reports (Page 8)

  • N.C. sees ‘surge’ in retirement plan earnings, treasurer says

    President Trump has been urging Americans to check their 401(k) retirement plans for gains, but individuals aren’t alone in benefiting from the strong economy. State Treasurer Dale Folwell says the state is “seeing a surge” in retirement plan investment earnings for 2017. “We’re looking at a…

  • Stein, Saine announce measures targeting identity theft

    State Attorney General Josh Stein, already a leader of the national investigation involving the Equifax security breach, on Monday announced a probe of a widescale Uber data breach. Stein, a Democrat, made the announcement at a joint press conference with state…

  • N.C. tops nation with most nationally certified teachers

    North Carolina continues to lead the nation in the number of teachers who have earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the highest credential in the teaching profession. The national certification is a rigorous performance-based assessment taking…

  • Court ruling on legislative maps could come soon

    GREENSBORO — The three-judge federal panel handling the Covington v. North Carolina redistricting lawsuit did not say Friday which of the three legislative maps under consideration they preferred, or hint when they might issue an order. But they suggested the ruling could come soon. After hearing…

  • Analysts question whether voters would end judicial elections

    The Republican-led Senate Select Committee on Judicial Reform and Redistricting on Wednesday rolled out a skeleton proposal for a constitutional amendment to switch from electing judges to a multistep appointment process. But political observers are skeptical the public would surrender the right to elect judges and pass a required referendum…

  • Berger, Moore create joint committee for judicial reform

    On Thursday, the day after a Senate panel on judicial reform discussed alternatives to judicial elections and possible changes in judicial districts, the leaders of the Senate and House agreed to create a joint legislative panel to address the issues. In a statement from the office of Senate leader Phil…