RALEIGH — North Carolina Republican lawmakers want Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to withdraw his recent appointee to a state civil rights panel because of a past social media post comparing law enforcement officers to terrorists. Senate leader Phil Berger says all 29 GOP senators wrote Cooper on Tuesday asking him to take back last month’s appointment of Charlotte city councilwoman LaWana Mayfield to the state Human Relations Commission. They cited her tweet last March, when she wrote being black in the U.S. under President Donald Trump “has created homegrown terrorist (sic) wearing blue uniforms.” She refused to step back from the comment when critics called for her council resignation.
RALEIGH A bipartisan group of lawmakers filed a bill Thursday designed to tackle N.C.’s widespread opioid abuse crisis. The Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention Act, or STOP Act, puts new reporting requirements and stricter controls […]
DETROIT/WASHINGTON, D.C. Republican Donald Trump sought to regain momentum for his White House campaign Monday by proposing sweeping tax breaks, cuts to federal regulations and a revival of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline […]
RALEIGH As the November 8 election inches closer many voters are focusing their attention at the top of the ballot, while one of the most consequential races is a bit further down. This year […]