POLITICS


3/20/2014 4:23pm

UNC system faces additional costs from the Affordable Care Act

As the Affordable Care Act continues to roll out, the UNC system is facing an up to $47 million increase in costs associated with insuring a growing number of employees, causing officials to consider trimming employee hours or weighing less expensive health care plans.


3/19/2014 4:41pm

President Barack Obama advocates for ?nancial education

The financial literacy of young people is in the spotlight from the Oval Office to student government offices. President Barack Obama recently created the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. The council will advise him on the best way to educate teens and young adults on the basics of finance


3/3/2014 11:05pm

Board of Orange County Commissioners candidates gear up for primary

The filing period has ended for open seats on the Board of Orange County Commissioners and the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. The primary election for these seats will be held in May. Daily Tar Heel staff writer Claire Nielsen sat down with candidates for these seats to get a sense of what they’re running for.


3/3/2014 3:29pm

Senate race stacks up with 13 candidates

The primary races for the N.C. Senate seat became more crowded Friday when two more candidates’ entries brought the total up to 13, but political analysts are still predicting easy primaries for incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan., D-N.C., and Republican N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis.