Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Line up for the Lottery

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

March 30th was the first day of the new state lottery. At six o clock in morning, Tar heels across the state were lined up to buy tickets. Laura Leslie reports from Raleigh.

Iraq War Protest

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Protesters marking the third anniversary of the start of hostilities in Iraq will be in Fayetteville tomorrow, the home of Fort Bragg. Both those for and against the US presence in Iraq are taking note of the change in the way the Bush Administration is describing the operation. Lorne Matalon reports from Fayetteville.

Ethics in State Government

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Robert Farmer has been named Chairman of the State Board of Ethics. Few people know much about the panel, but given the current political climate in Raleigh, that may be about to change. Laura Leslie reports from the State Capitol.

Speaker Black Controversy

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

The State Elections Board opens hearings tomorrow in its investigation into Jim Black’s campaign finances. It’s the latest of three investigations involving the House Speaker. Critics are calling for Black to step down. But it’s hard to tell if anyone’s listening. Laura Leslie reports from the State Capitol.

Emerging Issues Forum

Monday, February 6th, 2006

State business leaders, politicians, and residents say they want a new tax system for North Carolina. This year’s Emerging Issues Forum at North Carolina State University is taking on the tax issue over the next two days. Economists say the tax system needs to change in order for North Carolina to remain competitive. Leoneda Inge reports from Raleigh.