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Monday, 24 January 2022 12:01

OPINION: Should felons be able to vote?

Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think they should be able to regain that right after getting out of prison or should they have to wait until they complete any probation or parole requirement that follows prison? Or do you think a felony conviction should forever block someone from participating in elections?

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The subject of inflation has been on many tongues in the public policy world of late — especially as Republican politicians comb every nook and cranny of the news cycle for topics with which to launch broadsides at the Biden administration.

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RALEIGH — Sen. Tom McInnis was named a “Defender of Public Safety” by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association for his support of law enforcement during the General Assembly’s 2021 session.

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Friday, 07 January 2022 14:08

New laws for a new year

RALEIGH — A new year ushers in new laws in North Carolina. Here are the laws that took effect on Jan. 1.

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RALEIGH — Richmond County’s delegates in the General Assembly are among the 112 legislators recently named “Jobs Champions” by the N.C. Chamber of Commerce.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper signed three bills into law Thursday, Dec. 9, but also vetoed three bills.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have set Election Day as the deadline for mail-in absentee ballots in future N.C. elections. Cooper's rejection of Senate Bill 326 marks his 13th veto this year and his record-extending 66th veto since taking office in 2017.

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You've seen the headlines. So have I. For example, a Nov. 23 story in my local paper (the Gainesville, Florida Sun): "Gainesville man charged with murder for Sunday shooting in dispute over marijuana deal."

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Senate on Monday, Nov. 29, passed a bill that would ban county boards of elections from accepting private donations to conduct election services or hire election workers. Senators approved Senate Bill 725 by a vote of 27-19.

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RALEIGH — Both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly passed an adjournment resolution Monday evening, Nov. 29, coming amid a flurry of other measures making their way through the legislature.

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