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Profile: Hagan promotes moderation over extremism

When Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C, travels the state, people ask why lawmakers in Washington are unable to compromise, which is why she values being named America's most moderate senator, a ranking she received from the National Journal last month.“It shows that I can work across the aisle to get things done,” she said in a phone interview Friday.Though the Republican Senate primary still looms, Hagan is targeting N.C.

Carolina Capitol Roundup for March 24-27

This is View from the Hill's roundup of the most interesting news from Capitol Hill pertaining to North Carolina and Higher Education.Senate has hearing on student loansOn Thursday, the U.S.

Off to the Races: Unaffiliated voters gain traction in North Carolina

Last week, the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation released a study showing trends in the state’s voter affiliation that could offer a preview of the upcoming Senate race. The study showed voter affiliation statistics from 2008-2014, showing Democrats have lost more than 104,162 voters from their ranks, while Republicans have lost 4,534.

Roy Williams encourages fans to get insured

UNC Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams is used to motivating players on the court, and now he’s using some of that influence to encourage people to sign up for health insurance. In a video posted on the White House’s website, Williams and University of Connecticut head basketball coach Geno Auriemma encourage basketball fans to sign up for health care through the Affordable Care Act’s health care marketplace.

N.C. black male graduation rate higher than average

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama announced he would work with nonprofit foundations and corporations to help minority males reach their potential. North Carolina has one of the highest black male enrollment rate for high school.

Profile: Heather Grant emphasizes constitutional rights

This is the second in a series of profiles on the 2014 U.S. Senate Candidates on View from the Hill.For Heather Grant, former member of the Army Nurse Corps and a nurse practitioner, the upcoming election is an opportunity for her to build a foundation for future citizen legislators. But can she compete?