April 4, 2014 -
This week North Carolina election officials announced they discovered possible evidence of widespread voter fraud in the battleground state -- but they didn't discuss who had conducted the research or why, or what became of such claims made in other states.
March 14, 2014 -
Environmental groups have issued notice that they plan to sue a large North Carolina hog operation over illegal pollution. The company's president is a major political donor and the son of an influential former state lawmaker.
March 13, 2014 -
Every once in a while, a little light makes its way into the secret world of dark money politics, offering an illuminating glimpse into the way companies and big donors attempt to gain -- and conceal -- their influence.
December 20, 2013 -
As part of its controversial new elections law, North Carolina will no longer count provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct -- leading a new report from the Fair Elections Legal Network to accuse it of moving in the wrong direction on voting rights.
December 13, 2013 -
Corporate interest advocacy groups including the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council made repealing North Carolina's renewable energy law a top priority last year. Their effort failed, but now ALEC is trying a different approach by taking aim at the solar boom.
July 2, 2013 -
The N.C. commission charged with regulating fracking is protesting state lawmakers' effort to preempt its authority to require strong public disclosure rules for chemicals used in fracking for natural gas. Will North Carolina join other Southern states in adopting weak disclosure requirements?
May 28, 2013 -
The failure of legislation to repeal the state's groundbreaking renewable energy program is a setback for conservative ideologues, but the lawmaker who led the repeal initiative says he hopes to continue the effort using new tactics.
April 17, 2013 -
Most surveys on voter ID ask only if voters support or oppose it. But what happens if you ask them about voter ID's potential impact on certain voters, and whether they support less strict alternatives?
March 14, 2013 -
Of the four primary sponsors behind new legislation to repeal North Carolina's groundbreaking renewable energy law, three have documented ties to the fossil fuel-funded conservative policy group that's been gunning for renewables.
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.