March 12, 2013 -
A new report finds that North Carolina is among the leaders in creating manufacturing-related clean energy jobs, but some of the state's politicians are targeting the law that jump-started the industry's growth.
March 7, 2013 -
North Carolina will soon begin issuing driver's licenses to undocumented youth with a pink banner and bright red letters that say "NO LAWFUL STATUS" and "LIMITED TERM." Jeff Shaw with N.C. Policy Watch tells state transportation chief Tony Tata why he wants one, too.
March 1, 2013 -
A proposal to speed up the state's timetable for fracking has passed the North Carolina Senate and now moves to the state House, where the speaker has expressed concerns about the legislation.
February 22, 2013 -
North Carolina banned payday lending in 2001 over concern about usurious interest rates. But now some lawmakers want to bring back the industry, which new research finds often leads to snowballing financial trouble for desperate consumers.
February 21, 2013 -
The biggest obstacle President Obama faces in his push for immigration reform may be Senate Democrats facing tough races in 2014. But given the changing face of the Southern electorate, their wavering on reform may be short-sighted.
February 20, 2013 -
In his first State of the State address this week, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory called for offshore oil and gas exploration. He proposed using some of the revenues for beach replenishment -- but offshore drilling would only worsen the state's coastal erosion problem.
February 18, 2013 -
A nonprofit that paid for Republican consultants to draw new congressional district maps for North Carolina -- a gerrymander that helped flip the state's delegation to the GOP -- got most of its original funding from big corporations including Exxon, Pfizer and Time Warner.
February 15, 2013 -
With North Carolina flipping back into the Republican column, you could say that the new Solid South begins in Henderson, N.C. and ends in Valdosta, Ga., bracketed by Virginia and Florida.
February 14, 2013 -
The North Carolina governor may soon get to appoint all members of the N.C. Utilities Commission -- even though he's heavily invested in the state's largest regulated utility. Now a watchdog group is calling on him to come clean about just how big those holdings are.