POLITICS


1/18/2018 5:08pm

The crowd in Washington D.C. for the Women's March was estimated to consist of more than 500,000 people on Jan. 21, 2017.

Find a Women's March near you

On the anniversary of the 2017 Women's March, North Carolina communities are planning to come together again to promote women's rights and other civil rights. 


1/10/2018 9:01pm

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Lack of broadband access creates additional obstacles for students

One Christmas, Elly Sprinkle and her sister drove with their father to the public library in Stokes County, North Carolina, where they used the library's WiFi to set up their new iPods while sitting in the parking lot.  Sprinkle, a UNC junior, grew up without access to high-speed, broadband internet at her father’s house — like 7 percent of the North Carolina population. The majority of the population without internet is in rural counties in the far western or eastern parts of the state. The term broadband generally refers to high-speed internet connection that is available at all times, but can be expanded to include digital subscriber lines, satellite, fiber or cable connections. While wireless data plans are becoming more readily available through phone providers, most analyses focus on wireline internet in their descriptions of broadband access. In many areas where broadband is technically available, lack of competition between providers makes internet too expensive for many to afford. Twelve percent of the North Carolina population has access to fewer than two providers. 


1/9/2018 7:32pm

Students at East Chapel Hill High School spend time outside after school is let out. Both Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools are facing a funding crisis due to proposed legislation that would reduce the size of elementary school classes.

Orange County Schools struggle to cap class size for NC legislation

North Carolina school districts are facing a funding crisis. In Orange County, voters approved a $120 million-dollar bond in November 2016 to renovate several school buildings, but additional funding for teachers and new classrooms will be needed to comply with a proposed reduction in class sizes for kindergarten through third grade.


11/28/2017 8:23pm

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, while he was speaker of the House of the N.C. General Assembly in 2012.

Tillis, Burr oppose Trump's EPA nomination

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., have expressed opposition towards Michael L. Dourson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency.


11/19/2017 10:19pm

Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Back row: Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. Photo courtesy of Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

These three Supreme Court cases could affect North Carolinians

The cases being considered in the U.S. Supreme Court this term are set to have major ramifications for political representation, constitutional rights and anti-discrimination laws across the country.  The court’s calendar, which began in October, is packed with high-profile cases — addressing a range of issues from the constitutionality of political gerrymandering to Fourth Amendment rights. 


11/13/2017 11:29pm

Sebastian Gorka, former advisor to President Trump, spoke about his experience in the White House as well as what the American people can expect for the future.

Former Trump adviser speaks at UNC amid protests

First-year Alex Stephens was quick to answer what she expected from the event. “Radicalism,” she said. Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump administration adviser and current Fox News contributor, visited UNC Monday night to speak about U.S.-Israel relations and the Middle East. The event, held in Genome Science Building, was hosted by UNC Christians United for Israel, UNC College Republicans and UNC Turning Point USA.


11/8/2017 7:49pm

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Election roundup: Who won Tuesday night?

Voters went to the polls in cities and states across the country Tuesday — choosing mayors, governors and an assortment of other ballot measures. Here's a roundup of some of the more contentious races and surprising outcomes.