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Raleigh, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Jonathan:

Money owed can’t block voting rights for NC felons, court rules

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A North Carolina court ruled Friday that outstanding restitution, fees or other court-imposed monetary obligations can’t prevent convicted felons from voting if they’ve completed all other portions of their sentence. The ruling, which may face appeals, could pave the way for an influx of felons to have their voting rights restored […] → Read More

Money owed can’t block voting rights for NC felons, court says

A North Carolina court has ruled that outstanding restitution, fees or other court-imposed monetary obligations can’t prevent convicted felons from voting if they’ve completed all other portions of their sentence. → Read More

Court: Money owed can’t block voting rights for NC felons

A North Carolina court ruled Friday that outstanding restitution, fees or other court-imposed monetary obligations can't prevent convicted felons from... → Read More

Trump walks back suggestion that voters should cast ballot twice, urges visit to polls to double-check

The president a day earlier suggested people vote twice to test the mail-in system, which is illegal. → Read More

Trump walks back suggestion that voters should cast ballot twice, urges visit to polls to double-check

The president a day earlier suggested people vote twice to test the mail-in system, which is illegal. → Read More

Trump suggests polling place double-check for mail-in voters

The president seemed to encourage North Carolina voters to send in their ballot by mail, then show up to vote in person as a test. → Read More

Trump suggests polling place double-check for mail-in voters

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Thursday that people who vote early by mail should show up at polling places and vote again if their ballots ... → Read More

Trump faces pushback for urging people to vote twice as test

Attorney General William Barr, asked during a CNN interview about Trump's suggestion, said he didn’t know the election laws in every state, but that agreed with Trump's belief that mail-in voting is susceptible to fraud. It's like “playing with fire,” Barr said. → Read More

Trump suggests polling place double-check for mail-in voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that people who vote early by mail should show up at polling places and vote again if their ballots haven’t been counted, a slight walk back... → Read More

Push to remove Confederate statues stalls in rural America

The statue of the anonymous Confederate soldier has stood in front of the white-columned East Feliciana Parish courthouse for more than a century, leaning on his rifle as he looks down on trucks hauling timber and residents visiting the bank across the street. → Read More

Less momentum for Confederate statue removal in rural areas

At least 63 Confederate statues, monuments or markers have been removed from public land across the country since Floyd’s death on May 25, making 2020 one of the busiest years yet for removals, according to an Associated Press tally. → Read More

Push to remove Confederate statues stalls in rural America

CLINTON, La. (AP) — The statue of the anonymous Confederate soldier has stood in front of the white-columned East Feliciana Parish courthouse for more than a century, leaning on his rifle as he... → Read More

Less momentum for Confederate statue removal in rural areas

CLINTON, La. (AP) — The statue of the anonymous Confederate soldier has stood in front of the white-columned East Feliciana Parish courthouse for more than a century, leaning on his rifle as he looks down on trucks hauling timber and residents visiting the bank across the street. It withstood an attempt to remove it in 2016. The local doctor who asked the southeast Louisiana parish to move it… → Read More

North Carolina requires face coverings statewide

North Carolina’s governor said the state currently has sufficient hospital capacity, but that could quickly change if virus trends don’t improve. → Read More

Protesters topple Jefferson Davis statue in Virginia capital

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters pulled down a century-old statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the former capital of the Confederacy, adding it to the list of Old South → Read More

North Carolina governor: RNC hasn't submitted safety plan

North Carolina's governor said Thursday that his administration hasn't received the written safety plan for the upcoming Republican National Convention requested by his health secretary in response to President Donald Trump's demands for a full-scale event. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said during a media briefing that RNC organizers have yet to turn over written plans for how they envision… → Read More

Trump’s convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge

CHARLOTTE — President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health → Read More

Trump’s convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge

CHARLOTTE — President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health officials — and local Republicans — as coronavirus cases surge in the host county and statewide.Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's administration has refused to give in to the pressure, though, responding with a letter demanding a written safety plan from… → Read More

Mayor makes play to host RNC in Jacksonville as President Trump threatens move

As President Donald Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina, Mayor Lenny Curry made a play to host the convention in Jacksonville. → Read More

Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

Trump’s tweets about the upcoming RNC in Charlotte come two days after North Carolina’s largest daily increase in virus cases yet. → Read More