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Recent articles by Michael:

Protestors call for NC state leaders to reduce prison population

In a letter delivered to the governor’s office this week, the group called for the immediate release of those who are ill, elderly, in prison for technical violations of parole and those incarcerated as children. → Read More

Gov. Cooper touts efforts to transition NC to more electric vehicles

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday highlighted efforts to transition North Carolina to more electric vehicles as state officials consider new rules aimed at increasing the number of zero-emissions vans, trucks and buses on the roads. Cooper spoke at an event in Raleigh organized by the non-profit Electrification Coalition focused on medium- […] → Read More

An early look at who could run for NC governor in 2024, biggest political question marks

While this year’s election happened just a few weeks ago, some people are already looking ahead to who will run to lead North Carolina in 2024. → Read More

With arrival of holiday gatherings, officials urging more to get latest COVID booster

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — As people gather with family and friends for the holiday season, there’s a renewed push for more people to get the most recent COVID-19 booster shot. In North Carolina, the state Dept. of Health and Human Services reports that as of Wednesday, 16 percent of the vaccinated population has received the […] → Read More

North Carolina officials consider alternative transportation taxes

State leaders are grappling with how to raise the money to maintain those roads as the population grows and the gas tax becomes a less reliable source of revenue. → Read More

NC nurses experiencing burnout at ‘unsustainable levels’: survey

While the association noted the survey is not scientific, 315 people gave feedback about the major challenges they’re facing on the job. → Read More

NC representatives respond to Trump’s 2024 announcement

In a poll Emerson College conducted a few days before the election, voters weighed in on who they would support in a hypothetical matchup between Trump and President Joe Biden in 2024. Trump led 51-40. → Read More

After elections, more women than ever set to serve in NC General Assembly

Rep. Deb Butler (R-New Hanover) said she thinks the results from the election were a sign that voters are looking for “common-sense solutions.” → Read More

Medicaid expansion on pause in NC… for now

The Republican leaders of the General Assembly confirmed this week there will be no more votes this year, meaning any compromise deal on Medicaid expansion will wait until next year. → Read More

Election Day in NC: As voters file into the polls, these are the races CBS 17 is tracking

The election has key matches at the local level, such as for a new Wake County Sheriff, and at the state level, for a U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Burr (R). → Read More

Raleigh town hall helping victims exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune

A town hall is being held in Raleigh to help survivors know their legal rights if they were impacted by toxic water at Camp Lejeune. → Read More

Former Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Raleigh for Ted Budd

Former Vice President Mike Pence campaigned in Raleigh on Wednesday for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, saying he thinks the United States “is in a lot of trouble.” → Read More

NC Senate leader says Medicaid expansion vote likely not until next year

After years of opposition to the idea, Berger and most other Republicans in the state Senate got behind a bill earlier this year that expands Medicaid coverage to about 600,000 low-income people. → Read More

2 weeks out: Candidate endorsements, events work to drive voter turnout in key NC races

Former President Barack Obama, Sen. Ted Cruz and musician Dave Matthews are all trying to drive turnout Tuesday in North Carolina’s critical race for U.S. Senate with just two weeks to go until Election Day. → Read More

Early-voting numbers down from last midterm but expert predicts ‘healthy’ turnout

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — State election officials are reporting a decrease in ballots cast so far during early voting compared to the same point in the last midterm election, but one election expert still expects “healthy” turnout once the final votes are counted. Following the first few days of in-person early voting, the North Carolina […] → Read More

Midterm elections expected to see heavy, possibly record-breaking, turnout

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – State election officials say they’re seeing significant interest around the midterm elections as some experts say this year could break a record when it comes to turnout. “We’re definitely going to get higher-than-normal turnout. I think it’s possible we’ll get record turnout,” said Chris Cooper, an expert on state politics at […] → Read More

‘We have to turn this around’: NCDHHS vacancy rate nearly doubles since pandemic

State Dept. of Health and Human Services Sec. Kody Kinsley shared new data with state lawmakers this week showing that the vacancy rate in his agency has grown from 12.7 percent in March 2020 to 23.2 percent in July of this year. → Read More

Election spending to pick up even more in likely record-breaking year

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Political spending is expected to pick up even more in the final four weeks before the election in a year that’s projected to set new records for midterm elections, long-time political observers say. OpenSecrets, which tracks campaign spending, recently released a report showing that nationally the total cost of this year’s […] → Read More

NC Senate nominees parry over abortion, inflation in debate

Beasley refused to answer directly the moderator’s question about whether she would appear with Biden if he agreed to campaign for her. → Read More

‘Hurricane Ian is at our door’: Governor Cooper provides state of emergency update

The governor said emergency management officials have adapted and modified their plans for storm response as Ian’s track has shifted. → Read More