Seven months after curbing filibusters, Democrats are aggressively pushing President Barack Obama's judicial nominees through the Senate, speeding the pace of confirmations and shrinking vacancies on the federal bench to their lowest level since days after Obama took office.
Legislation has moved quickly through the North Carolina House seeking to clarify a judicial rule cited by the U.S. Supreme Court this week in blocking people in Asheville from suing for damages over contaminated water.
A Wake County judge is hearing a court challenge on new rules governing the Legislative Building.
House Republicans got support from several Democrats for their North Carolina budget plan that would give the largest teacher pay raises in years by tapping into more lottery money.
The North Carolina Supreme Court says the state's first local ordinance banning people from using cellphones while driving is invalid.
The state Senate has stripped Republican Governor Pat McCrory of the power to appoint all the members of a three-member commission that makes the final decision on unemployment insurance benefits for North Carolinians.
Insurers want to change President Barack Obama's health care law to provide financial assistance for people buying bare-bones coverage. That would entice the healthy and the young, the industry says, holding down premiums.
The State Bureau of Investigation is probing campaign donations provided to North Carolina politicians by the video sweepstakes industry.
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.
A proposed budget for North Carolina government written by House Republicans is getting more scrutiny as it works its way through the chamber's two most important committees.
A Senate panel has rejected proposals that would have made it harder for North Carolinians to sue manufacturers.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is trying to hasten debate negotiations for the fall campaign with incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan, saying he's already accepted invitations from seven media outlets and organizations.
Autism advocates want the North Carolina Senate to sign off on a measure to require state-regulated insurance companies to cover therapy for autism.
North Carolina public school teachers would get average 5 percent raises without giving up job protections the Senate required for pay increases in the Republican House government spending plan making its way through the chamber this week.
More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting for up to three months for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a group of homeowners in North Carolina can't sue a company that contaminated their drinking water decades ago because a state deadline has lapsed, a decision that could prevent thousands of other property owners in similar cases from recovering damages after being exposed to toxic waste.
A former North Carolina state senator who served briefly as the chamber's No. 2 leader has died.
With most of this year's Senate primary elections complete, Democrats talk boldly about their chances in Kentucky and Mississippi, while Republicans gaze hungrily at Oregon and Colorado.
The Isothermal Community College (ICC) Board of Trustees will take action on the budget appropriation from Rutherford County Commissioners when they meet at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The Rutherfordton Town Council will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss its search for a Town Manager.
A judge's written order echoes his ruling that a new North Carolina law cutting job protections for veteran teachers who now enjoy them is unconstitutional.
North Carolina Democratic and Republican activists are gathering for a weekend of speeches from national and state political notables to rally the party faithful heading into the fall campaigns for U.S. Senate, Congress and the legislature.
Changes to the state's reading mandates for third-graders are headed to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.
The state Senate has passed a proposal that's likely to remove North Carolina from the list of states adhering to Common Core standards for what children should learn in the public schools.
A new way to attract filmmakers to North Carolina has cleared a Senate committee.