North Carolina lawmakers put off voting Wednesday on a bill that would protect the state’s hog farmers from lawsuits filed by their neighbors over the odors and illnesses they say are caused by hog waste.
Republican state senators appear to be divided over a “brunch bill” proposal that would allow restaurants to serve alcohol on Sundays at 10 a.m. – instead of waiting until noon – as well as loosen restrictions on craft distillery liquor sales.
Major corporate and personal income tax cuts are moving forward in the N.C. Senate, although some Democrats are opposing the measure because they worry the state will lose billions of dollars in needed revenue.
Former Sen. Bob Rucho, a Republican from Matthews, and former Raleigh mayor Tom Fetzer, now a lobbyist from Wilmington, are among six people elected to the UNC Board of Governors Wednesday by the N.C. Senate.
The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation say they will address only their investigation, but in doing so they clearly draw a line between the somber Senate probe and the dysfunctional and shambolic mess that the House Intelligence Committee has turned into during the past week.
President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan won’t be ready until later this year, delaying one of his signature campaign promises and depriving his administration of a big policy achievement in the first few months of his presidency. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Wednesday that it would be a “strategic, targeted program of investment” of $1 trillion over 10 years.
Ivanka Trump already has an office in the West Wing, and she said last week that she would serve as an informal adviser to her father. But that plan prompted criticism from ethics experts, who said it would allow her to avoid some rules and disclosures.
As sales of guns plummet following Donald Trump’s victory, firearms manufacturers set their sights on another way to boost business: aA contentious proposal that would make the purchase of suppressors — more commonly known as silencers — easier and cheaper in the United States.
A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children has been released from custody.
Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the U.N. is partnering with a "corrupt" government in Congo and she calls for a large cut in the world's largest peacekeeping mission in the troubled African nation.
A federal judge in Hawaii has questioned government attorneys who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban because suspending the nation's refugee program has no effect on the state.
An Arkansas lawmaker has withdrawn a "bathroom bill" that had faced opposition from the state's Republican governor and tourism groups and says she wants the issue studied for future legislative sessions.
Video: House Democratic leader Rep. Darren Jackson rebuts claims made by Republican leaders Phil Berger and Tim Moore, who said that they had agreed to a compromise proposal by Gov. Roy Cooper on HB2 -- but that Cooper then denied making the proposal.
Democrat Rep. Jackson rebuts Republican claim that Gov. Cooper backed out of HB2 compromise deal
Republicans Berger and Moore say they agreed to Gov. Cooper's proposal to replace HB2; then Cooper denied making the proposal.
Family advocates for prescription drug law after losing son to overdose
NC House Speaker Moore on HB2: 'We have not folded'