The most recent midterm election season brought both parties different successes across the state, as well as an ongoing investigation and the passing of multiple constitutional amendments.
The latest election may have been less than a month ago, but leaders of UNC's Young Democrats and College Republicans are already planning for the next one.
Here's what the atmosphere in the Democrat and Republican Headquarters in North Carolina were like this election night:
Ever heard of "choice fatigue?" Well, if you're a voter this season, you might be catching it. This year's ballot is packed with decisions to make, including the six constitutional amendments and 16 races in which candidates are running. As voters parse through the issues, the danger of waning attention span means that fewer votes make a swing vote more impactful. Some also say that placing important issues at the end of the ballot rigs the vote in favor of whichever party wants a lack of scrutiny on the final items. But how much of this could actually sway the 2018 election?
Every name and amendment that a voter in Orange County should know before hitting the polls in November.
A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. David Price would require politically active nonprofits to disclose the names of donors who contribute $5,000 or more annually.
“It’s going to be episodic; it’s going to be following major disasters,” Smith said. “The idea of retreating systematically and thoughtfully is going to be one of the great challenges of the 21st century.” Hurricane Florence attacked a coastline that is heavily populated and growing quickly, which makes recovery a difficult game of catch-up.
The diversity in politics is growing wider as a large number of women set the trend for running for office, bringing a fresh perspective and new dimensions to the world of politics.
The U.S. opioid crisis has activists, doctors and lawmakers grappling for a solution that is affordable, accessible and, above all, effective. That's why a group of researchers and experts from UNC and across the country are considering what may seem like an unlikely treatment: marijuana. At a time when marijuana is reaching broader swaths of legality, health care providers may start to see cannabis as a legitimate treatment option. However, it's still a drug, and one that doesn't have full clearance by the FDA. But if it helps saves lives, does marijuana have a place in treating opioid abuse?
The N.C. General Assembly unconstitutionally gerrymandered congressional districts to favor Republican candidates in 2016.
In case you’ve sworn off the news for Lent, taken up residence under a rock or were too swept up in your Galentine’s day friend-romances to notice, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died on Feb 13.
More than half the nation’s governors have said that in light of the Paris attacks on Friday, they will refuse to accept Syrian refugees in their states.