March in Raleigh for better wages, April 15, 2015 Photo by Phil Fonville

Morning Post for April 17, 2015

Good Morning, the average pay of a CEO went up 12.1 percent in 2014. The minimum wage in North Carolina has not changed since July 24, 2009.



Morning Post for April 16, 2015

48 Hours with Pat McCrory: The Governor testifies in support of offshore drilling, takes offense at the president and falls out of a chair in Durham.

Sandbag seawall at Ocean Isle Beach

Morning Post for April 15, 2015

Good Morning, happy taxify day. Elections & Politics • Sandbags as seawalls: New coastal legislation would allow for more widespread use of sandbags. Another bill would reclassify wetlands as dry. Read more. • Asheville City Council worries over tax proposal: The city could lose $3 million in revenue under a new sales tax plan. Read […]

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Morning Post for April 10, 2015

Good Morning, Oh Good God, the 2016 campaign has started already hasn't it? Elections & Politics • Another redistricting bill, another lawsuit: … More

Morning Post for April 8, 2015

Good Morning, had your fill of pollen yet? Elections & Politics • GOP Pushing Solar: New legislation would open up further expansion of solar … More

Morning Post for April 7, 2015

Good Morning, hooray! Sports stuff! Elections & Politics • Local redistricting goes national: The NYT focuses on the legislature’s local … More

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Burr, Tillis explain themselves for signing Iran letter

Both of North Carolina’s Republican U.S. senators joined 45 others last week in signing a letter to Iran’s leaders, in an attempt to undermine a nuclear deal between Iran and the Obama administration. Outrage ensued. President Obama said he was embarrassed for them.” In the Washington Post, retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton called the […]

Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida’s ‘climate change’ language ban? Ask NC what that’s like

While the nation scorns Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott for banning his Department of Environmental Protection from using the terms “climate change” or “global warming,” it’s important to remember that North Carolina preceded the Sunshine State by about two years in censoring climate speech…

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