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An evening with Dwane Powell at the City of Raleigh Museum

Dwane Powell has inked over 15,000 cartoons during his career that have caricatured presidents, politicians, and North Carolina notables. Powell began cartooning for The News & Observer in 1975 and continues to ink images for Sunday editions. Growing up in rural Arkansas, Powell studied agribusiness at the University of Arkansas but was drawn to the cartoons he saw in Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post. When his hometown paper offered him $5 a cartoon, his lifelong passion began. Powell went on to win industry recognition including the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence in Cartooning and the National Headliners Club Award for Outstanding Editorial Cartoons.

Elections

Clinton backers come out swinging for young female voters - and miss

Feminist icons Gloria Steinem and former Secretary of State Madeline Albright attacked young women for not supporting Hillary Clinton's candidacy this week -- with Steinem specifically saying young female voters are just following the boys. McClatchy political editor Steve "Buzz" Thomma explains what the exasperation shows about the Clinton campaign and what it means for her candidacy.

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Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab

NBC Late-night television host Seth Meyers pokes fun at the recent power grab and resulting protests at the North Carolina General Assembly.
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Seth Meyers takes some shots at NC political power grab

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Triangle residents speak out on NCAA HB2 decision

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Roy Cooper talks about why he wants to be governor

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UNC students react to Berger's claim that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions