WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao to run the U.S. Transportation Department, the agency that overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. Chao served as U.S. labor secretary under former President George W. Bush, and deputy transportation secretary under President H.W. Bush. She also served as director of the Peace Corps. She will face key decisions on how to regulate the growing use of drones and automakers’ plans to offer self-driving cars. She will be a key player in the Trump administration’s plans to win approval for a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal over 10 years. The department has a $75 billion annual budget and around 60,000 employees and includes the Federal Aviation Administration, which handles air traffic control.
PRINCEVILLE — Established by freed slaves after the Civil War, Princeville was settled on an unwanted flood plain. When Hurricane Matthew ripped through the state in October 2016, Princeville was once again underwater only 17 […]
RALEIGH Political endorsements are starting to roll in for both candidates for North Carolina governor. The incumbent, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, has landed the support of two law enforcement groups, while the challenger, Attorney […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. On Monday, North Carolina asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a state law requiring voters to show identification to remain in effect for the Nov. 8 U.S. election while the state […]