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Three-judge panel will keep case challenging NC voter ID, tax cap amendments

A three-judge panel has rejected plaintiffs’ request to send a lawsuit challenging two North Carolina constitutional amendments back to a single Wake County judge. One amendment places a photo voter identification requirement in the state constitution. The other lowers a cap on state income tax rates.

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes CJ Poll numbers for president, governor

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the latest Carolina Journal Poll numbers in North Carolina’s races for president and governor. King offered these comments during the April 12, 2024, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

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Lead 2010 Map Act plaintiffs, lawyer support DOT in current dispute

Plaintiffs who helped launch Map Act litigation against the North Carolina Department of Transportation back in 2010 are supporting the DOT in a current Map Act dispute. They filed paperwork Friday at the state Supreme Court to submit a friend-of-the-court brief in the case.

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Trailing in the NC polls, Biden and Harris return to Raleigh

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were in Wake County to deliver speeches with Gov. Roy Cooper, a fellow Democrat, on healthcare costs. The visit comes during the week of the 14th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act under the Obama administration.

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Senate Dems block Budd’s ‘Laken Riley Act’

On Thursday, Senate Democrats rejected a bill one day after it was introduced by Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Budd-NC and Katie Britt-AL, that was named for the 22-year-old University of Georgia nursing student who was brutally murdered by an illegal immigrant last month.

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The Debrief: Republican runoffs ahead, DOJ clears decades-long backlog, and the latest CJ Poll

This week on the Debrief, former president Donald Trump wades into the Republican runoff for Congressional District 13, the state finally clears an embarrassing backlog of more than 10,000 untested rape kits that sat on shelves for decades, and the state’s high court hears arguments in big cases. Plus, the latest Carolina Journal poll reveals...

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The Debrief: Is this the end of DEI on campus?

This week on the Debrief, Vice President Kamala Harris is back in North Carolina, for the second time in two weeks, and there will be s a new name on your November presidential ballot. What is a “benefits cliff?” We’ll explain how a raise can be a net loss for those on entitlement programs, plus...

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Carolina Journal’s Donna King analyzes voter ID use in 2024 NC primaries

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses North Carolina voters’ use of photo identification in the 2024 primary elections. King offered these comments during the March 29, 2024, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “State Lines.”

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The Debrief: Shining more light on NCInnovation

This week on “The Debrief”: President Biden returns to Raleigh. The North Carolina Republican Party elects a new chairman. Primary election results are in the books. Carolina Journal digs deeper into the details of NCInnovation. CJ shines light on state budget reserve funds that hide spending increases. Lawmakers take another look at plans to reduce...

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Jordan Peterson returns to Durham 4 years after city moves to ‘cancel’ him

Canadian professor, author, and psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson on Thursday offered a non-political and largely academic lecture on the psychology of beauty, dreams, and purpose. The reaction from city officials and activists to the address at the Durham Performing Arts Center was night-and-day from the one leading up to his appearance four years earlier.  It...

David Larson
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Ukrainian people in NC rally to support homeland 

As the Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine continues to escalate, North Carolina’s local Ukrainian population is rallying to bring attention to the suffering of people in their homeland and to gather supplies to help them. Donna Goldstein, co-president of the Ukrainian Association of North Carolina, finds herself at the forefront of these efforts.  Goldstein has...

David Larson
Opinion

Why the Fourth Estate is in receivership

The fourth estate, journalism, is racing to receivership unless we can rescue it from its rapacious self. The hubris hasn’t always been this bad, this blatant, or this biased, yet it worsens daily. In the town I grew up in, Nashville, Tennessee, there were two newspapers in the 1950s and 1960s, one for the morning,...

Mark Herring