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RALEIGH — Discussion of the coronavirus dominated the first half-hour of the gubernatorial debate between incumbent Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. But at times, Cooper treated Forest like a proxy for the GOP-led General Assembly, as the governor attacked school choice, tax cuts, teacher pay, and other issue-driven fights between Cooper and the legislature. 

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Wednesday, 14 October 2020 11:07

OPINION: COVID shapes debate on worker safety

For 16 years, former state Rep. Cherie Berry has served as North Carolina’s labor commissioner. Now she’s retiring, and another Republican state representative, Josh Dobson of McDowell County, is running to replace her.

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RALEIGH — Taxes and employee benefits are at the center of the race for N.C. treasurer.

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RALEIGH — Reopening the economy during COVID-19 is a hotly contested issue in the race for N.C. Commissioner of Labor.

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If Daddy hadn't made and left him a fortune on sweetheart government housing contracts, Donald Trump would probably be bragging about how cold the AC runs on the old Ford Escort he's trying to get off his lot ("BUY HERE! PAY HERE! BAD CREDIT? NO PROBLEM!") and hoping you don't notice the transmission slipping when you take it out for a test drive.

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RALEIGH — Reopening schools is the top priority of Catherine Truitt, the Republican candidate for state superintendent.

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RALEIGH — “I don’t consider myself to be a black leader. I consider myself to be a leader in N.C. who just happens to be black.”

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On Aug. 6, the Commission on Presidential Debates denied U.S. president Donald Trump's request to increase the number of debates between himself and Democratic nominee Joe Biden from three to four.

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HENDERSON — The North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership’s Hometown Debate Series concluded Thursday, Oct. 17, in Henderson, as legislators and policy advocates debated the delivery of medical services.

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RALEIGH — Rural hospitals are finding it more difficult to stay open.

Since 2006, 11 rural hospitals in North Carolina have closed — seven in the past six years, as more people move to cities and suburbs.

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