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The often-overlooked process of making laws

RALEIGH — Journalists don’t typically write much about the process of passing laws because, at the end of the day, public policy and not process affects people’s lives. So, reporting from the North Carolina General Assembly typically focuses on state ...

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The election is over but not the drama

RALEIGH — With the election now nearly three weeks past, some issues still remain up in the air and some stories remain untold. Here’s a look at a few: All that state Republican Party bluster about bad early voting machines apparently ...

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A new political world for UNC

RALEIGH — The headlines were about as incongruent as they come. The front page of The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, blared, “Some UNC administrators want to raise faculty salaries ...

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Another governor under investigation

RALEIGH — It was a week before the election, and Tom Fetzer had called another news conference to lob grenades at Democrats. “I predict that she (Gov. Beverly Perdue) won’t run for re-election,” the chairman of the state Republican Party ...

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