- UNC system says it won't enforce transgender restroom rules Updated: May-27-16 7:18 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday that it won't enforce a law requiring transgender students to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
- McCrory writes congressional leaders to act on LGBT conflict Updated: May-27-16 3:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants Congress to clarify U.S. Civil Rights Act protections after President Barack Obama's administration challenged bathroom provisions in the state's new law known as House Bill 2.
- Wisconsin governor's son takes job in NC politics Updated: May-26-16 5:32 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The son of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken a job working for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.
- Senate GOP would pay teachers more than House, McCrory Updated: May-25-16 3:28 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Senate Republicans on Wednesday previewed their plan to pay teachers more than what Gov. Pat McCrory and House members have offered, but didn't provide many details about how they would pay for it.
- To diffuse protests, UNC board opens limited public comment Updated: May-23-16 6:06 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's public university governing board is lending an ear to protesters in hopes of diffusing demonstrations that have gone on for months and led to some arrests, college leaders said Monday.
- Republicans seek to combine North Carolina LGBT lawsuits Updated: May-23-16 4:37 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community - moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years.
- Boycott over LGBT law impacts more than just the music fans Updated: May-22-16 11:25 am
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Stagehand Kery Eller doesn't own any Bruce Springsteen albums, but he would smash them if he did.
- Maroon 5, citing morality, cancels North Carolina concerts Updated: May-20-16 12:14 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The pop group Maroon 5 on Friday joined the list of entertainers canceling appearances in North Carolina because of its law that denies anti-discrimination protections and dictates which restrooms transgender people can use.
- McCrory lawsuit against feds may shift narrative on LGBT law Updated: May-19-16 7:08 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - After weeks of taking a beating from critics over North Carolina's law dictating which restrooms transgender people can use, Gov. Pat McCrory adopted a strategy long favored by Southern conservative governors: He went after the federal government.
- State Republicans press Cooper on Obama bathroom directive Updated: May-18-16 5:57 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Republican Party is pressing Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper to say what he thinks about a federal directive to let transgender students use their preferred restroom in public schools.
- Cooper, McCrory set for at least 2 candidate debates Updated: May-18-16 4:32 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper will participate together in at least two debates in the coming months before the November election.
- Regulators: Coal ash to be moved from North Carolina pits Updated: May-18-16 3:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - All coal-ash pits in North Carolina maintained by Duke Energy power plants pose enough of an environmental risk that they should be excavated and moved by 2024, state environmental regulators said Wednesday.
- Violinist Itzhak Perlman cancels performance over LGBT law Updated: May-17-16 7:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman said he canceled his Wednesday performance with the North Carolina Symphony after he was told he would not be able to include a personal statement opposing the state's new law limiting antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people in the event program.
- Elton John criticizes NC governor for signing LGBT law Updated: May-17-16 5:42 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Pop star Elton John is taking North Carolina's governor to task for signing a bill that limits antidiscrimination policies for LGBT people, saying he needs a lesson in compassion.
- McCrory: Instead of protests, talk needed on LGBT matters Updated: May-14-16 3:01 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says that instead of protests and demonstrations over laws about LGBT rights, there needs to be more discussion.
- Reaction to President Obama's transgender directive Updated: May-13-16 6:00 pm
Below are the reactions of state leaders, parents and students to guidance from President Barack Obama's administration's directive that schools must permit transgender students to use restrooms consistent with their gender identity.
- 'Folks back home' have varying views on N. Carolina LGBT law Updated: May-13-16 5:37 am
EDEN, North Carolina - In defending a law limiting protections for LGBT people, North Carolina's powerful Republican Senate leader recently said that "folks back home" couldn't understand the outcry that's included loud demonstrations, and dozens of arrests, over the law.
- ACC: LGBT law could affect whether NC hosts league events Updated: May-12-16 6:40 pm
AMELIA ISLAND, Florida - A North Carolina law that critics say can allow discrimination against members of the LGBT community could impact whether the state hosts Atlantic Coast Conference championship events.
- Federal govt won't hold up funds over NC bathroom law fight Updated: May-12-16 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won't withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state's law on bathroom use by transgender people.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: May-11-16 5:04 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:
- Cole, Justice square off in hotly contested governor's race Updated: May-11-16 4:03 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - In the year of Donald Trump and all things anti-establishment, two wealthy West Virginia businessmen are competing for one of the most sought-after governorships this election cycle.
- Gray confirmed for North Carolina Utilities Commission Updated: May-10-16 4:21 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature has confirmed more people appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to state commissions, including a former lawmaker.
- Lynch: NC transgender law part of civil rights struggle Updated: May-10-16 11:19 am
WASHINGTON - In suing her home state for discriminating against transgender people, Attorney General Loretta Lynch invoked the defining civil rights struggles of the last century and made clear that the federal government sees its dispute with North Carolina as about far more than bathrooms and showers.
- With Trump as GOP's choice, Dems eye North Carolina comeback Updated: May-10-16 8:56 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Four years ago, North Carolina was the one that got away for Democrats - the only battleground state President Barack Obama didn't carry in his resounding re-election triumph.
- California Assembly passes gender-neutral restrooms bill Updated: May-09-16 9:03 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers advanced a proposal Monday that would require all single-stall public restrooms to be gender neutral.