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Fayetteville, NC
Politics and General Assignments Reporter — Fayetteville Observer

Justice system, legislative and general assignment reporter, and political columnist for The Fayetteville Observer

New federal lawsuit says NC legislative districts illegal, harm minority voters - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — They are among a group of 27 plaintiffs from throughout the state who say the districts violate the U.S. Constitution's 14th amendment requirement that the government treat all people equally. Their suit says the Republican-controlled legislature illegally drew districts with convoluted shapes in order to put as many black voters as possible into them.

NC House votes to let magistrates with religious objections opt out of marriage duties - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — The bill was drafted in response to a federal court ruling that overturned North Carolina's anti-gay marriage amendment last fall. The bill would allow magistrates and assistant registers of deeds to recuse themselves from all marriage duties - heterosexual or homosexual - if the have a religious objection to any particular unions.

N.C. legislators vote today on letting magistrates opt out of marrying gay couples - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — The bill was drafted in response to a federal court ruling that overturned North Carolina's anti-gay marriage amendment last fall. The bill would allow magistrates and assistant registers of deeds to recuse themselves from all marriage duties - heterosexual or homosexual - if the have a religious objection to any particular unions.

Councilman Crisp calls PWC bill 'travesty, embarrassment' - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — In a letter this week, Fayetteville City Councilman Bill Crisp calls House Bill 392, which is pending in the state Senate, a "travesty" that is "counter to American principles of democracy." Crisp sent the letter Tuesday night to state Sen. Wesley Meredith and provided a copy to the council.

Capitol Affairs: Partisan elections bill could roll back local GOP gains - Fayetteville Observer: Local News

fayobserver.com — Republican bills at the General Assembly that cynics and Democrats think are designed to expand Republican power across the state may end up hurting Republican politicians in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. The Republican bills would turn most nonpartisan elections in North Carolina - the races for city council, board of education and for local and statewide judicial positions - into partisan races.

Fort Bragg Report: S.C. Military of the Purple Heart chapter to be renamed for fallen Fort Bragg soldier - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: Fort Bragg Report

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People's Biz: Documentary of Clay Aiken's run for Congress starts Tuesday - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — Political nerds seeking an inside look at a Congressional campaign and others with an interest in former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken will want to tune into "The Runner Up," a four-part documentary that starts airing at 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, on the Esquire Network.

Historic Property Tax Credit is ‘graveyard dead’ in NC Senate, says Sen. Apodaca - Blog: People's Business - Fayetteville Observer

fayobserver.com — RALEIGH -- A bill that the N.C. House passed last week to bring back North Carolina's Historic Property Tax Credit program is dead in the state Senate, said state Sen. Tom Apodaca of Hendersonville. "That's nothing the Senate will handle.

Bill would partly raise NC's criminal age of majority to 18 from 16 - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

fayobserver.com — RALEIGH -- North Carolina labels youths 16 or older as adults in the eyes of the law if they are involved in a crime other than prostitution. State House Rep. Marilyn Avila, a Wake County Republican, announced legislation Tuesday that would raise the age in misdemeanor criminal matters to 18 over the next several years.

People's Biz: April Fool's Day pranks played on NC Attorney General and at legislature - Fayetteville Observer: Blog: People's Business

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May 28, 2015

New federal lawsuit against NC says #NCGA districts racially gerrymandered. Plaintiffs include Fayetteville mayor candidate Val Applewhite

May 27, 2015

RT @CraigMWhitlock: In Pearl Harbor, Ash Carter bluntly warns Beijing that US will keep patrolling disputed parts of South China Sea. wpo.st/GZDJ0

May 27, 2015

NC House votes to let magistrates to opt out of conducting marriage ceremonies after court legalized gay marriage fayobserver.com/blogs/news/peo…

May 27, 2015

yikes - the queue of those who want to speak jumped to from 4 to 42 in the magistrate marriage bill #ncga #ncpol

May 27, 2015

Rep. Floyd, D-Fayetteville - on magistrate bill - what about equal pay for equal work performed? Those who opt out doing less workload #ncga

May 27, 2015

NC Constitution still has a literacy requirement for voters. Article 6, Section 4. #ncga #ncpol

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