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Judge wants to know when he can get new Wake County election maps

U.S. Chief District Court Judge James C. Dever III has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to discuss how to carry out an appellate ruling that declared the state legislature’s maps for Wake County Board of Commissioners and school board to be unconstitutional. Dever wants to know when the State Board of Elections can submit new districts and when state legislative leaders can provide “illustrative maps.”

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Wake County elections board may be unable to appeal court ruling

The North Carolina Republican Party didn’t submit nominations to fill a vacancy on the Wake County Board of Elections before Wednesday’s State Board of Elections meeting. This leaves the Wake board without a majority that would support continuing the fight against a federal ruling that declared the state legislature’s maps for Wake County Board of Commissioners and school board to be unconstitutional.

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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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Keeping Hodge Road Elementary School clean

VIDEO: Delmi Umana is the head custodian at Hodge Road Elementary School in Knightdale. The students, teachers and staff rely on her to help keep the school running and clean.
Ethan Hyman ehyman@newsobserver.com
Keeping Hodge Road Elementary School clean 0:48

Keeping Hodge Road Elementary School clean

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