Under the Dome Blog

  • Lawmakers propose law regulating drones

    Posted by Patrick Gannon on April 23, 2014

    Associate N.C. State Vice Chancellor for Partnerships & Economic Development Dennis Kekas, left, N.C State Director of Institute for NEXT generation IT Systems John Streck, center left, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO Marc Hoit, center right, and Fay Prost observe a table of drones during the N.C. State CentMesh Drones Challenge competition on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Raleigh, N.C.

    A legislative committee on Wednesday is expected to discuss draft legislation that would open the door to government and commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, in North Carolina.


  • Will Mark Harris be more aggressive in second Senate debate?

    Posted by John Frank and Katie Reilly on April 23, 2014

    So why wasn’t Mark Harris more aggressive in the Senate debate? Harris said the format was an issue with the one-minute limit on answers. Later, he commented on Thom Tillis’ office scandal.


  • Morning Memo: Senate debate moves to round 2

    Posted by John Frank and Katie Reilly on April 23, 2014

    Round 1 ended without a major moment. Round 2 starts today. The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate will trade words again Wednesday in a Raleigh television studio and more is needed from Thom Tillis’ rivals if they expected to upset the current status where the House speaker sits atop the pile of eight candidates.


  • WRAL adds second Senate debate, but it won't feature top candidates

    Posted by John Frank on April 22, 2014

    WRAL has added a fourth debate to the U.S. Senate campaign calendar this week - and the second for the station - though it won't feature the top candidates in the race. The debate, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday for broadcast on Saturday, will include Ted Alexander, Alex Bradshaw, Edward Kryn and Jim Snyder.


  • Republican lawmaker authors new letter criticizing Tillis

    Posted by Katie Reilly on April 22, 2014

    Rep. Robert Brawley, a Republican from Mooresville, is raising concerns once again about Thom Tillis' ethics, saying hard questions need to be asked about his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.


  • Video: GOP Senate candidates have first debate on Tuesday

    Posted on April 22, 2014

    The first debate by candidates for the Republican nomination for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat debate has ended. Thank you for watching.


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