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Monday, 24 January 2022 12:01

OPINION: Should felons be able to vote?

Do you think felons should lose their right to vote? If so, do you think they should be able to regain that right after getting out of prison or should they have to wait until they complete any probation or parole requirement that follows prison? Or do you think a felony conviction should forever block someone from participating in elections?

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ASHEVILLE — The Democrat-dominated Buncombe County Board of Commissioners wants to join the legal fight against North Carolina's new election maps.

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The N.C. General Assembly voted along party lines Wednesday to move the 2022 primary election back three weeks from May 17 to June 7.

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RALEIGH — Lawyers working for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will soon ask the state Supreme Court to jump back into the long-running Leandro school funding dispute.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed state regulators' ruling against a proposed solar energy plant for North Carolina. Appellate judges accepted regulators' argument that the plant would have forced overly costly upgrades to the state's electric grid.

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RALEIGH — As critics of North Carolina's new election maps take their case to the state Supreme Court, lawyers on both sides of the case are taking aim at justices they want to drop out of the case.

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RALEIGH — A unanimous three-judge panel has upheld North Carolina's new congressional and legislative election maps. The panel of two Republican Superior Court judges and one Democratic colleague rejected critics' arguments that mapmakers engaged in unconstitutional partisan and racial gerrymandering.

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RALEIGH — A Democrat-controlled N.C. Supreme Court could end up deciding the constitutionality of a $1.7-billion transfer ordered by the presiding judge in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Supreme Court Justices Tamara Barringer and Phil Berger Jr. confirmed late Friday afternoon that they will take part in a high-profile case involving two challenged amendments to the N.C. Constitution.

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RALEIGH — Legislative defendants in North Carolina's legal fight over new election maps are seeking Supreme Court Justice Sam "Jimmy" Ervin IV's recusal from the case.

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