Brent Van Vliet
N.C. House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) has convened a select committee to begin forming the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. However, some lawmakers and experts have raised concerns that the General Assembly might not be able to act soon enough on some of the state’s most pressing needs.
The Carrboro Town Council met Tuesday to discuss ideas to support the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will focus on providing paid sick leave and unemployment benefits to those impacted by the economic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. It also expands unemployment benefits, Medicaid coverage temporarily and family and medical leave.
Holley’s victory sets her up for a race against Republican nominee Mark Robinson in the general election. Both candidates are African American, virtually ensuring that in November North Carolina will elect its first African American lieutenant governor.
The unofficial results are in for the race to be the Democratic nominee for district court judge in Orange and Chatham counties.
Incumbent Thom Tillis set to take on Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham in November elections.
In Dec. 2016, a month before Roy Cooper took office, two laws were passed by Republicans that limited the governor's powers. By the end, the number of positions that worked directly for the governor was cut from 1,500 to 300, meaning those appointed to these positions by former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory would remain. Now, a group of plaintiffs led by advocacy group Common Cause N.C. has appealed to the N.C. Supreme Court to overturn those laws. But some experts say this claim is a long shot and would require a landmark ruling.
U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought his message of economic populism to Durham ahead of North Carolina’s Super Tuesday primary. Sanders was joined by local community leaders and national campaign surrogates at a rally held in the Durham Convention Center on Friday morning.
“These are folks that have lived their whole lives, and they want to stay in this community, they work two and three jobs, they can’t afford the rents.”