by Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper is suing to dismantle a powerful legislative check on executive power. The N.C. Supreme Court will eventually decide the issue. The legislature and the governor are fighting over control of the Rules Review Commission — a powerful board, chosen by lawmakers, that can…

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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 Andy Taylor This summer’s racial protests and violence have propelled the issue of slavery reparations under the national spotlight. It is a central feature of the list of demands forwarded by the Movement for Black Lives — a coalition of “Black Lives Matter” and other related groups. For the first time since Reconstruction, there are currently…

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