POLITICS


9/1/2014 4:25pm

Early voting appeal denied at App State

A final push to save Appalachian State University’s on-campus early voting site was denied at the end of August — ensuring students will have to make a 20-minute trek to an off-campus site during November’s midterm elections.


8/27/2014 4:01pm

State GDP growth bodes well for hiring

North Carolina has continued to climb out of the recession in the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce — a hopeful sign for students that the job market is becoming increasingly viable.


8/27/2014 4:01pm

Coal ash bill passes at end of NC session

Right before adjourning their short session, state legislators passed a bill Aug. 20 addressing coal ash regulations for energy companies — but environmental groups worry it doesn’t do enough.


8/25/2014 4:00pm

NC NAACP targets 2013 NC voting law

A shorter early voting period and the elimination of same-day voter registration are two parts of North Carolina’s year-old voting law slated to impact November’s elections.


8/24/2014 4:13pm

Moral Monday protests resumed Monday at the Bicentennial Mall in front of the legislative building in Raleigh.

More Moral Monday cases dismissed by NC judges

More than a dozen cases of protesters arrested during the 2013 Moral Monday protests have been dismissed in the last four weeks — and in a legal shift, the rulings have been made on a constitutional free speech basis.


8/21/2014 5:05pm

Supreme Court halts gay marriage

Same-sex couples in Virginia came within a day’s reachreporter’s notes that they would have been able to get married on Aug. 21. stay was issued on Aug. 20 of being able to get legally married — but a Supreme Court move will delay the possibility of gay marriage in the state and in North Carolina.