RALEIGH – With the election 82 days away, the North Carolina electorate appears split between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden in the race for the White House. With 15 electoral votes, North Carolina is considered a key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election. In the latest Civitas Poll, 600 North Carolina likely…

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Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Dropped lawsuit: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has dropped his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper over the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders. Josh Stein, N.C attorney general, tweeted the news Thursday, Aug. 13.…

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by Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH, N.C. — President Trump promised fast approval of a COVID-19 vaccine when he came to North Carolina to talk about the progress of a potential vaccine candidate. Trump visited the Triangle on Monday, July 27, to see the production of a possible coronavirus vaccine at Japanese drug…

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by Lindsay Marchello Every North Carolina student, from kindergarteners to post-graduates, will have new health and safety rules to follow this fall.  COVID-19 has complicated the traditional school day for all students, teachers, and faculty. Schools and universities are finalizing plans to provide an education with the infectious disease in mind. The fall reopening plans…

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N.C. Political News will live-blog today’s virtual N.C. Republican Party convention, which is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. Click here to view the live blog. The early-afternoon business is comprised of party reports, such as credentials, resolutions, plan of organization, and platform. The elections of the National Committeeman, National Committeewoman, national convention delegates and…

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