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NC legislative leaders didn’t want to be in Wake election lawsuit

Rep. Paul Stam is complaining that attorneys for Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore weren’t in court to argue on behalf of the legislature’s maps for Wake County Board of Commissioners and school board. But Anita Earls, an attorney for the plaintiffs, points to how the State Attorney General’s Office argued the two legislative leaders shouldn’t be named as defendants.

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Mom who fought Wake County to protect son files for school board

Mary Beth Ainsworth filed Thursday to run for the Wake County school board District 1 seat, becoming the fifth candidate for that office. Ainsworth said she wants to improve services for special-needs students after fighting Wake over not providing feeding therapy to her 3-year-old son who has Down syndrome.

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Two Wake County school board members running for same seat

Wake County school board Chairman Tom Benton announced Thursday he will run for re-election to the District 1 seat. Due to the state legislature’s redistricting of Wake County school board lines, Benton will run against three other challengers including board Vice Chair Monika Johnson-Hostler.

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Wake County high school teacher to run for NC House seat

The Wake County Democratic Party’s Executive Committee picked Randy Barrow, a social studies teacher at Fuquay-Varina High School, to run for the state House District 37 seat. Barrow replaces Jonathan Graham, who withdrew his candidacy as the Democratic nominee for the seat being vacated by Rep. Paul Stam.

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Wake schools face $17.5 million budget shortfall

Wake County school board Chairman Tom Benton talks about impact of staff's recommended budget cuts.
Keung Hui khui@newsobserver.com
Wake schools face $17.5 million budget shortfall 1:46

Wake schools face $17.5 million budget shortfall

Uncertainty remains on election maps for Wake County commissioners and school board 0:55

Uncertainty remains on election maps for Wake County commissioners and school board

Garner High School demolition continues 0:40

Garner High School demolition continues

Wake election officials mull appeal of court ruling 0:45

Wake election officials mull appeal of court ruling