Earlier this month, plaintiffs challenging North Carolina's 2011 Congressional redistricting plan filed a motion asking State Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby (new-bee) to recuse himself from the case. David Hurand spoke with Sue Sturgis, editorial director for Facing South, a publication of the Institute for Southern Studies about the latest round in the battle over political boundaries.
Seven members of the North Carolina U.S. House Delegation voted to fund the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, six voted no, including Republican Mark Meadows of the 11th Congressional District. Rep. Meadows was the author of a letter that was signed by 79 of his Republican colleagues that urged House leaders to support the shutdown as part of a strategy to deny funding of the Affordable Care Act. David Hurand has more.....
While Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement to reopen the federal government, it was another unusually quiet day today at the world's largest active archive of weather data. The partial shutdown of the federal government, which began the first of October, has left the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville with a skeleton crew. David Hurand stopped by the Federal Building along Patton Avenue to visit with an essential employee at the Center.
Same-sex couples have been invited to apply for marriage licenses in Western North Carolina, despite a 2012 state ban.
Buncombe County Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger says he wants the North Carolina Attorney General to address the conflict between the state’s 2012 constitutional amendment illegalizing same-sex marriage, and the US Supreme Court’s declaration that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional
Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin concludes this week with interviews with Debbie Reynolds and Turner Classic Movie's Robert Osborne.
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