Olivia Lanier


First-in-?ight feud shifts to Connecticut

A century-long battle between North Carolina and Ohio about which state was “First in Flight” has finally come to an end as the two states work together to counter claims made by a new competitor — Connecticut.

Youth group opposes Affordable Care Act

A new grassroots campaign launched by nonpartisan youth advocacy organization Generation Opportunity is encouraging young Americans to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchange before it takes effect in January.

Q&A with Prof. Jason Roberts: Government shutdown

U.S. Congress, caught in a partisan gridlock, is on the verge of shutting down most of the government. Staff writer Olivia Lanier had an email exchange with Jason Roberts, a UNC political science professor, about what impact that would have.