After the third-largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is rethinking its proposed settlement with Duke over earlier groundwater contamination from two other coal ash dumps.
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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) dismissed concerns that a majority-minority district may go unrepresented for an entire year, suggesting that delaying the special election until November would not hurt citizens because Congress gets nothing done in the fall anyway.
Just hours after Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a broad bill to massively restrict voting rights in North Carolina, localities moved to make it harder for students to vote -- moves enabled by the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling gutting the Voting Rights Act.