WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday President Donald Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) that will preserve the nation’s public parks and other lands by fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addressing the nearly $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog on federal lands, including North Carolina’s national parks which…

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by Julie Havlak If Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine gets approved, manufacturers in North Carolina hope to have millions of doses already prepared and immediately ready to immunize residents.  Fujifilm Diosynth, a Japanese contract drug manufacturer, is making the main component of Novavax’s potential coronavirus vaccine in Research Triangle Park. The manufacturer is stockpiling vaccine ingredients to…

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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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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) and provide additional legal protections for members of the military impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The bill introduced by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jerry Moran (R-KS) and…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Republican Leader of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter with Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), the Republican Leader of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congressman Greg Walden (OR-02), the Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, to President Donald Trump, urging…

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A recent poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a Democratic polling firm based in Raleigh, indicates that Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham has a net favorability rating 31 points better than incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis. The poll also shows Cunningham with a 47%-39% lead over Tillis. According to PPP: 35% of…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Mazars: “The President was rightfully vindicated today in the Supreme Court after House Democrats’ efforts to unfairly subpoena his financial records, medical history, and personal family information for public release. This is another example showing…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Congresswoman Alma Adams sent a letter to President Trump asking for answers about his Executive Order on Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production Act (DPA) with Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by the Outbreak of COVID-19 as published on April 28, 2020. In the letter, Rep. Adams…

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6:26 p.m.: we’re signing off, but the convention is being live-streamed here: 6:20 p.m.: N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, who is running for Chief Justice, addresses the convention: 6:18 p.m.: The alternate elector slate has been approved. 6:06 p.m.: the elector slate was approved; now voting on alternate electors. The slate is comprised of…

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