by Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — The day after the state announced a settlement with Democratic super-litigator Marc Elias likely gutting absentee ballot protections, the State Board of Elections’ two Republican members resigned. They suggested they were tricked into going along with a plan to let the board’s director negotiate settlements out…

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by Lindsay Marchello, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — A settlement in an election lawsuit strips absentee ballot protections, opening the door for election fraud, one election analyst says. Parties in the North Carolina Alliance of Retired Americans v. North Carolina State Board of Elections filed a joint motion calling on a judge to approve…

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by Lindsay Marchello 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.  Reopen the schools: Five parents are challenging Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ decision to start the school year with full-time remote learning. The group of parents filed a lawsuit Sept. 3…

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RALEIGH – Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls and Attorney General Josh Stein announced as co-chairs that the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, convened by Governor Roy Cooper, adopted two more recommendations during its meeting today. Those include a recommendation for the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) to include…

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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 — North Carolina is home to one of the biggest union battles in the South. Mission Health in Asheville is fighting efforts to unionize 1,600 registered nurses. The clash pits HCA Healthcare, the largest hospital system in America, against the National Nurses Organizing Committee, the nation’s largest registered…

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