Politics

Protests
10:17 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

11th "Moral Monday" Focuses on Women's Rights

The crowd parts to form a tunnel for those heading inside the General Assembly. Rev. Barber once again led the way, this time holding hands with Janet Colm, head of Planned Parenthood of NC.
Justin Catanoso

About 100 protesters are facing charges for demonstrating outside the North Carolina Senate in the latest of what have become weekly protests against Republican policies.  More than two-thirds of those arrested Monday were women.  WFDD's business commentator, Justin Catanoso,  traveled to Raleigh and spoke with several of those at the event.

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Voting Rights Act
7:05 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

NC Directly Affected by Supreme Ct. Ruling on Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 will have a direct effect in North Carolina.
Credit Sean McMenemy via flickr

North Carolina is among the states affected directly by the Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  The provision struck down Tuesday was based on African American voter registration and discriminatory voting practices such as literacy tests.      John Dinan, professor of politics at Wake Forest University, says 40 of the state's 100 counties are currently covered under the voting rights act.

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Budget
6:25 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

NC House Unveils Budget Proposal

NC Statehouse
Credit Jim Bowen from Fort Worth, US

State House leaders say the $20.6 billion spending plan unveiled late Sunday night fulfills the state's obligations while living within its means.  Senior budget chairman, Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County, said, "The House's budget proposal is realistic, it is reasonable, and it is responsible. And it places North Carolina's fiscal house on a sound foundation for the future."

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Politics
8:29 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

North Carolina Open For Business

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the new public-private partnership will help grow economic development in the Tarheel state.
Credit Keri Brown

Governor Pat McCrory and other state officials gathered at a textile plant in Alamance County Monday afternoon to announce a new public-private partnership to help spark economic growth in the state.

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Britain
7:28 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

WFU Professor Discusses Margaret Thatcher's Legacy

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday.
Credit roberthuffstutter via flckr

Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, the only woman to hold that job, died Monday at the age of 87.  Queen Elizabeth has authorized a ceremonial funeral, one step short of a state funeral, for Thatcher, who was revered by some and reviled by others. David Coates, Worrell Professor of Ango-American Studies at Wake Forest University's department of politics and international studies, was born in the United Kingdom and has written extensively on UK labor politics. In this interview with WFDD's Audrey Fannin, Coates shares his thoughts on Thatcher's passing.

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