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Podcast: Redistricting ruling, campaign ads and coal ash

Dr. Megan Davies, N.C. state epidemiologist, left, resigned this week.
Dr. Megan Davies, N.C. state epidemiologist, left, resigned this week. cseward@newsobserver.com

Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Aug. 13-14.

Judges once again this week had a big impact on North Carolina’s elections, this time ruling that the current state House and Senate districts are an unconstitutional gerrymander. We explain what’s next and how gerrymandering affects who runs for office.

Then we discuss the increasing number of campaign ads popping up on TV stations across the state, including an NRA commercial blasting Hillary Clinton. And we talk about the latest developments in the fight between state scientists and the McCrory administration over coal ash-related contamination of drinking water.

We wrap up, as always, with Headliners of the Week. Colin Campbell of The News & Observer hosts, and Craig Jarvis, Will Doran and Lynn Bonner round out the panel.

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