Fourty-eight North Carolina students, including seven from UNC-Chapel Hill joined hundreds of people in Washington, D.C. to meet members of Congress to lobby for reproductive rights and ask Congress to get rid of the Global Gag Rule. Photo courtesy of Amanda Murray.

NC students meet with lawmakers in Washington to protest 'Global Gag Rule'

Also known as the Mexico City Policy, the rule was enacted by President Donald Trump on his first day in office and forbids the allocation of U.S. foreign aid to organizations that offer abortion services or information. 


Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis, former Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was elected to the U.S. Senate after defeating democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the November 2014 midterm elections. Tillis had a career as a successful businessman and led North Carolina in a tax reform effort.

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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.


NC teachers to receive one-time $750 bonus

By Nick Niedzwiadek Senior Writer The state’s two-month overdue budget glacially neared completion Wednesday as the legislature reached an agreement on teacher pay. Teachers across the state will receive a one-time $750 bonus this year as opposed to the House’s original plan to give all teachers a 2 percent raise, according to documents provided by Sen.


Tim Moore, the next N.C. House speaker, received a great deal of news coverage from The Daily Tar Heel during his time as speaker of Student Congress at UNC in 1991. Moore graduated in 1992. DTH file photo.

NC House Speaker to-be Tim Moore has contentious past

Tim Moore is slated to become one of the most powerful politicians in North Carolina on Wednesday, assuming the role of speaker of the N.C. House. More than two decades ago, Moore stirred controversy as speaker of UNC’s Student Congress for attempting to defund the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (CGLA).


Kay Hagan’s senate seat was one of many Democrats’ lost during the Election. Political analysts said it’s very rare for a president’s party to do well during midterm elections.

Post-election, Democrats reflect on loss

At the close of an election season filled with attack advertisements and big-name endorsements — including one from former President Bill Clinton — Democrats in North Carolina and nationwide found themselves in the red.