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    Folwell is a former local school board member and state legislator who was elected treasurer for the first time in 2016. One of his chief responsibilities is overseeing the state’s massive government employee pension funds. He was reelected in 2020 and has been emphasizing recently efforts to curb health care costs for state employees and retirees and the broader population.

      “I myself had over $40,000 in student loan debt from going to Liberty University that I DO NOT expect anyone to pay off – other than myself! Just as I wouldn’t expect someone else to pay off my car note, mortgage, or creature comforts! School was a choice I made that I alone am responsible for,” Tyler Lee, a Republican candidate running against Democratic congresswoman Alma Adams to represent North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, wrote in a campaign email.

        After delays brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is again poised to begin enforcing stricter identification standards for people boarding airplanes or visiting certain federal offices and facilities. The REAL ID, issued by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles and state DMVs nationwide, is a way to satisfy those stricter standards.

          RALEIGH — North Carolina’s State Board of Elections will not fight a recent decision by the state rules panel blocking its proposed restrictions on party-appointed poll watchers this fall. But the board pledged Friday to do all it can to help county elections officials maintain a safe and or…

          NCBiotech will partner with N.C. Central University in coordination with the state’s other historically Black colleges and universities and its historically American Indian university, UNC-Pembroke, to create six training hubs. The center and the universities plan to work with the private sector to create ambassador and mentorship programs.

          Here are photos from last night's Cheney watch party, where the congresswoman told supporters that she had conceded to Harriet Hageman.


          After his second impeachment, former President Donald Trump made it his mission to defeat Rep. Liz Cheney, his chief Republican rival. On Tuesday, he succeeded.

          The Democratic Governors Association, which Gov. Roy Cooper chairs, has taken criticism for funding advertisements that could work in favor of more conservative Republican candidates. Former President Donald Trump remains popular among the GOP base, so highlighting his ties to a candidate could help that candidate in a primary election, giving Democrats a farther-right opponent in the general election who they hope would be easier to beat.

          A judge on Friday canceled a federal court hearing scheduled for Monday and gave Matthew Hoh until Wednesday to submit his paperwork ahead of the board's Aug. 12 ballot printing deadline. But Hoh said he worries an “outrageous new lawsuit” in state court could interfere with Friday's favorable ruling in federal court.

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