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WRAL's Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie takes a deep dive into the 2024 election, talking to experts about predictions for the primaries, which election races to watch for and how this election could impact the future of our government.
WRAL anchor Lena Tillett digs into the salary dispute causing protests and school closures in Durham. WRAL Durham reporter Monica Casey joins UNC's School of Education assistant professor Eric Houck, and DPS employees like Heidi Jo Hetland help shed light on the situation.
WRAL's Lena Tillett goes behind the headlines for more in-depth discussions of the issues.
On The Record for February 10, Decision 2024: One-on-one with the Republican candidates for governor.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who's known for his confrontational style, says he won't share a stage with his opponents in the GOP's gubernatorial primary -- a strategy that has worked for other candidates in recent years.
Paul Specht, WRAL state government reporter
A new class of medications to treat obesity is surging in popularity in the U.S. WRAL's Lena Tillett speaks with a full panel of experts to bring the facts and hear first-hand accounts from people familiar with drugs such as Wegovy and Ozempic
Lena Tillett meets one-on-one with the three candidates vying to replace Mary-Ann Baldwin as mayor of Raleigh.
We are 45 days away from the March 5 primary election in North Carolina, and some big statewide races are on the primary ballot. WRAL's Lena Tillett takes a look at the race for governor.
As 2023 comes to a close WRAL Anchor/Reporter Lena Tillett breaks down the biggest stories in North Carolina politics. Watch as we revisit some of the key moments from the past year - and hear analysis from WRAL State Government Reporter Travis Fain on how it all happened - and what could come next.
More than one week after a student was stabbed at killed at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School WRAL examines the safety of students in schools across North Carolina. WRAL Anchor/Reporter Lena Tillett speaks with educators and school officials who say they grapple with how to prevent conflicts from getting out of hand every day.
A Pew survey this month shows - the percent of American adults who say science has a "mostly positive" effect on society now sits at 57%, that's down from 65% in November of 2021 - and 73% before the pandemic. WRAL goes 'On The Record' with three of the state's top doctors to ask what's causing the decline and what needs to happen to regain the trust lost.
With students getting ready to head back to class for this school year, WRAL goes 'On The Record' with a local superintendent, an elementary school principal, and a teacher about what parents can expect to see.
The last year and a half has been a whirlwind of big economic development deals here in North Carolina, two of the biggest are coming to Chatham County. Vietnamese company VinFast plans to invest $4 billion into an electric vehicle factory in the eastern part of the county at a megasite in Moncure, the automaker plans to hire 7,500 people there. On the west side of the county, semiconductor chip-maker Wolfspeed is building a $5 billion factory near Siler City, which could add 1,800 jobs. WRAL goes On The Record to examine the future of the county, the companies behind the growth, and sits down with lifelong residents to ask how they are feeling about a changing Chatham County.
Weeks after an EF-3 tornado tore through Nash County the community WRAL goes 'On The Record' with key members of the WRAL News team of reporters that day to hear about the stories they told. Then, hear from the president of the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce about how you can help and how the community is looking to bounce back.
The Department of State Treasurer mistakenly overpaid millions of dollars of retirement money to recipients for decades. Now the state wants that money back. After months of reporting on the issue, 5 On Your Side's Keely Arthur speaks with even more retirees impacted by the problem. Hear their stories, and from a candidate for state treasurer about what he would have done differently and what he believes needs to happen moving forward.
Following the tragic shooting death of 5-year-old Khloe Fennell, Durham's police chief speaks one on one with Lena Tillett about the case, the challenges her department is facing and what can be done about the alarming number of young people being shot in the Bull City.
In the last several months people across our state have seen smoke in our air. Could more be on the way? What does pollution mean for our health? WRAL goes beyond the headlines to explain what the smoke does to our bodies and what groups are doing to try to keep our air clean. Find out the impact on your health and where our air stands as it compares to previous years.
With a new ruling from a federal judge North Carolina's abortion ban will go into effect, but one provision was blocked. WRAL goes 'On The Record' with our NC Capitol team to find out what ended up passing and what did not. Plus, he was there when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled affirmative action constitutional, now we're speaking with him about a new decision from the high court ruling it unconstitutional. Hear from Theodore Shaw, Director of the Center for Civil Rights at UNC about the landmark ruling.
Community colleges have started several new programs and collaborations across North Carolina this year and they have a new leader -- for the eight time in eight years. WRAL's Lena Tillett goes 'On The Record' with the new system president -- Jeff Cox -- whom both state Democrats and Republicans support.
The calendar says 2023, but politically, it might as well be 2024. The presidential race is loping toward its first turn. Three Republican candidates are in town this weekend for the state Republican Party's convention. President Joe Biden was here Friday. North Carolina won't just be big in next year's presidential elections, it may be huge for control of Congress, because Republicans here will redraw the congressional map this year, tilting those races, potentially adding enough Republican-leaning districts to keep or expand their party's control of the U.S. House. WRAL State Government reporter Travis Fain goes on the record with the chairman of the state Republican party to examine how the GOP plans to win local and national elections in 2024.
While Democrats in other swing states scored big victories this year, the party struggled in North Carolina. WRAL sits down with the party's new chair, Anderson Clayton, who is now the youngest state party leader in the country at 25 years old. WRAL's Lena Tillett talks to Clayton about the future of democrats in North Carolina as they try to rally support against the super-majority GOP legislature.
We've only had smartphones for about a decade, and already social media use for young people is practically universal. During that same decade, the number of teens with clinical depression more than doubled. WRAL's On the Record discusses the connection between social media use and mental health.
Emotional debate and personal stories filled the General Assembly as a long-anticipated abortion bill moved at record pace through the chambers. We're hearing those personal stories from the senate floor as we wait to see what happens after the governor's expected veto
The landscape of K-12 education in North Carolina could soon change considerably. House and senate Republican leaders in North Carolina are on track to expand the school voucher program -- or opportunity scholarships.