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Tired of waiting for help, some states have begun passing their own COVID-19 aid

Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic's economic fallout. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan As Americans await the passage of Biden's stimulus plan, some states are passing their own relief. At least five states have passed or proposed their own economic and virus aid legislation. But critics argue their success undermines calls ...
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COVID-19 news conference today: Gov. Roy Cooper eases restrictions on NC bars, lifts Stay-At-Home orders for gyms, other businesses

For the first time since March 2020, bars will be permitted to open at 30% capacity with a cap of 250 people.
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The Latest: N. Carolina Governor Eases Restrictions, Curfew

Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced the state will ease gathering and occupancy restrictions and end its 10 p.m. statewide curfew starting Friday.
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NC Gun Provisions in 2020 Vetoed Bill Clear Committees

Two more portions of a 2020 concealed weapons bill that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed successfully last year have resurfaced this year in separate measures.
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States pass virus aid, not waiting for Washington

By Brian Witte | Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic’s economic fallout. Maryland and California recently moved forward with help for the poor, the jobless, small businesses and those needing child care. New Mexico and Pennsylvania are funneling grants directly to cash-starved businesses. Nor...
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North Carolina: Committee Advances Worshipper Protection Bill

North Carolina may pass a bill to help protect worshipers from gunmen. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- February 23rd, the Senate Committee on Judiciary issued a favorable report for Senate Bill 43, to expand the ability of citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones while attending religious worship. They referred the bill to the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate for further consideration. Senate Bill 43 allows law-abiding citizens who hold a concealed handgun permit t...
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Federal Court Allows Damage Claims To Proceed In N.C. Permit Case

Federal Court Allows Damage Claims To Proceed In N.C. Permit Case, iStock-884214706 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A U.S. District Court Judge in North Carolina has ruled that plaintiffs in a case challenging last year’s “temporary suspension” of accepting and processing pistol purchase permits allegedly due to the COVID-19 outbreak and state of emergency declared by Gov. Roy Cooper, may pursue damage claims and associated claims for declaratory relief and attorney’s fees. The case is known as Sta...
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Cooper Seeking Improved Warning System After Deadly Tornado

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the state must learn from the surprise tornado that struck the community of Ocean Isle Beach with little or no warning, leaving three people dead and 10 injured.
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Washington State CIO Taking Similar Job in North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper has nearly filled out his second-term Cabinet by choosing Washington’s chief information officer to take a similar position in North Carolina.
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Cooper Picks Delli-Gatti as Next NC Environmental Secretary

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has again picked a veteran leader from the Environmental Defense Fund to become his environment secretary.
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Cooper Signs COVID Relief Bill Distributing Federal Money

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed a bill from state lawmakers that will distribute money approved by Congress for reopening schools, improving vaccine distribution and helping people pay their rent.
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Guard troops pour into Washington as states answer the call

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Associated Press By the busload and planeload, National Guard troops were pouring into the nation’s capital on Saturday, as governors answered the urgent pleas of U.S. defense officials for more troops to help safeguard Washington even as they keep anxious eyes on possible violent protests in their own states. Military leaders spent chunks of Thursday evening and Friday calling states in an unprecedented appeal for more National Guard troops to help lock down much of the ci...
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NC governor pardons 5, including man wrongly imprisoned for 44 years

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper granted pardons Thursday to five men convicted of crimes they did not commit, including one freed this year after serving 44 years on a wrongful rape conviction.
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Biden picks North Carolina regulator to lead EPA

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Associated Press President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday offered the leadership of the Environmental Protection Agency to Michael S. Regan, a North Carolina regulator who has made a name pursuing cleanups of industrial toxins and helping low-income and minority communities hit hardest by pollution. Biden’s selection of Regan, who leads his state’s environmental agency, was confirmed by two people familiar with the selection process. They were not authorized the discuss the ma...
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I'm a former poultry farmer. The meatpacking industry has failed workers during the pandemic and I'm not surprised by the deadly consequences.

Plant workers produce lean, finely textured beef (LFTB) at the Beef Products Inc (BPI) facility in South Sioux City, Nebraska, November 19, 2012. REUTERS/Lane Hickenbottom Tyson Food executives in Iowa made bets on how many of their employees would contract COVID-19. Meatpacking horror stories like these aren't surprising for those of us in the industry. The corporate level of this industry faces no accountability for their heinous actions. Craig Watts is a former contract poultry farmer. ...
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Gov. Cooper introduces new COVID-19 County Alert System that shows viral hotspots in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper introduced a new COVID-19 county alert system during a news conference on Tuesday. You can see the...
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From 2A Activist to Lt. Governor: Mark Robinson Talks Exclusively to AmmoLand

Mark Robinson U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- His political rise was nothing short of phenomenal and he made history in the process, rising from the level of Second Amendment activist before the Greensboro, N.C. City Council to becoming the Tar Heel State’s first Black lieutenant governor, running as a Republican. His name is Mark Robinson, and from all indications, he is just beginning to make his mark on the political and social landscape. He spoke exclusively to AmmoLand about his sudden rise to ...
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From 2A Activist to Lt. Governor: Mark Robinson Talks Exclusively to AmmoLand News

Mark Robinson U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- His political rise was nothing short of phenomenal and he made history in the process, rising from the level of Second Amendment activist before the Greensboro, N.C. City Council to becoming the Tar Heel State’s first Black lieutenant governor, running as a Republican. His name is Mark Robinson, and from all indications, he is just beginning to make his mark on the political and social landscape. He spoke exclusively to AmmoLand about his sudden rise to ...
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NC governor says 'let the process work' as Tillis declares victory in close Senate race

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) called on state residents to wait until all votes are counted on Tuesday while Sen....
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LIVE RESULTS Gubernatorial Elections: Republican incumbents ahead in 2020 reelection races

Insider Insider Eleven gubernatorial seats are up for grabs around the US in 2020. While gubernatorial elections have been largely overshadowed by the presidential race, governors have played in a leading role in shaping the US' response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Insider, in partnership with Decision Desk HQ, has live election results and race calls for all 11 gubernatorial elections on the ballot. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In addition to the closely wa...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Montana, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Indiana, Live, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Governors, Donald Trump, Vermont, Democratic, Mike Pence, Election 2020


LIVE RESULTS: Roy Cooper wins reelection against Dan Forest in North Carolina

  Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper wins reelection against Republican challenger Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, according to Insider and Decision Desk HQ. Polls in North Carolina closed at 7:30 p.m. ET.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper wins reelection against Republican challenger Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, according to Insider and Decision Desk HQ.Polls in North Carolina closed at 7:30 p.m. ET.  The candidates: In North Carolina, votes for governor and lieutenant gover...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Trends, Live, Gop, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Forest, Charlotte, Trump, Pat Mccrory, Election 2020, Cooper


COVID cleaned out North Carolina's college campuses. That has electoral consequences.

Chloe Arrojado can come and go from her dormitory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill without seeing a single soul.No one is canvassing, distributing campaign materials, or loudly pontificating in the Pit, a brick courtyard that serves as the university's "town square." There, partisan speakers often shout their opinions; conservative preachers sometimes thunder on about sin; and student groups stage rallies, bake sales, and the occasional condom giveaway. Or they register vot...
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Insider's guide to the 2020 gubernatorial elections

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper/Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images/Gerry Broome/AP Photo Eleven gubernatorial seats are up for grabs around the US in 2020. While gubernatorial elections have been largely overshadowed by the presidential race, governors have played in a leading role in shaping the US' response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Insider, in partnership with Decision Desk HQ, will have live election results and race calls ...
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Cynthia Wallace believes she can take down the congressman who sponsored North Carolina's infamous 'Bathroom Bill'

Transgender people and their supporters at a protest to repeal House Bill 2, a North Carolina law that requires people in government buildings to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate. John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images First-time House candidate Cynthia Bishop is going up against GOP Rep. Dan Bishop in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. Bishop is probably best known for being the architect of North Carolina's HB2, which p...
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Last North Carolina polls before election give Biden, Cunningham narrow leads

Two new polls are shoring up predictions that Democrats will sweep North Carolina's statewide races next week.Democratic nominee Joe Biden has a 6-point lead over Trump in the typically red state, an NBC News/Marist poll of likely voters out Friday reveals. Meanwhile Democrat Cal Cunningham has a 10-point advantage over Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), suggesting he'll be one of the seats Democrats can count on to flip the Senate. And Gov. Roy Cooper (D) has the biggest lead of all: a whopping...
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Tarheel State Second Amendment Supporters Should Trust Thom Tillis With 2nd Term

Opinion Meet Thom Tillis, IMG thomtillis-com North Carolina – -(AmmoLand.com)- It can be exhausting for Second Amendment supporters when their champions face tough re-election battles. In the Tarheel State, one such race is taking place for the United States Senate. As of this writing, RealClearPolitics has the race as a toss-up, with Cal Cunningham having a 2.3-point lead in the RCP average. While the 2016 election shows that polls can be very wrong, that same election did see North Carolin...
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In two political battlegrounds, thousands of mail-in ballots are on the verge of being rejected

Tens of millions of Americans have already cast their ballots for the 2020 election by mail, building on a historic shift in voting methods that started with primary elections held during the COVID-19 pandemic.Mail-in ballots, however, aren’t automatically accepted as in-person ballots are. Rather, they can be rejected if they have signature defects on their return envelopes. Unless cured by voters – which means that voters fix the signature errors on them – these submitted ballots will be rejec...
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NC governor caught on hot mic telling Biden they'll drag Cal Cunningham ‘across the line’ after scandal

"I think Cal's going to get across the line, too," Gov. Roy Cooper appeared to say on Monday.
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What you need to know about North Carolina's governor race between Roy Cooper and Dan Forest

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper/Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images/Gerry Broome/AP Photo Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking a second term against his Republican challenger Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. Cooper has longtime served in politics whereas Forest's current office is the first he has held. Both are running on different approaches to handle the coronavirus pandemic. The latest polls and election experts rank Cooper ahead of Forest...
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I'm a high school student. Sending kids back to school is a mistake for kids, their families, and the country.

IT Support Technician Michael Hakopian (R) distributes devices to students at Hollywood High School on August 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images As the country begins to send its kids back to school, debates are raging about whether or not it's safe to do so. Issues like safety, parents ability to work, and politics are all complicating the situation. I'm a high school student, and I'm afraid of going back, as it could unnecessarily put my family at risk of cont...
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