Under the Dome Blog

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Morning Memo: What to watch for in the U.S. Senate debate

    Posted by John Frank on April 22, 2014

    With a low-interest, high-stakes race, much is riding on the first debate Tuesday evening among the four top U.S. Senate candidates. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect.

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  • 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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  • NC House lawmakers propose more study of food deserts

    Posted by Andrea Weigl on April 21, 2014

    A North Carolina House committee seeks to create a joint legislative committee to study the problem of limited access to healthy foods in some urban and rural communities.

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  • Health policy specialist Searing to leave NC Justice Center

    Posted by Lynn Bonner on April 21, 2014

    Adam Searing, a leading state voice on healthcare for poor and working-class people, is leaving his job at the NC Justice Center after 17 years. On June 1, Searing starts a new job at Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families. Searing, as director of the Health Care Access Coalition in North Carolina, has been calling for the state to expand Medicaid. He will continue his concentration on Medicaid at Georgetown, but will broaden his focus to other states as he works on Affordable Care Act and expansion issues.

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