- West Virginia anti-tax lawmakers shape talks in dire budget Updated: May-21-16 11:22 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Republican leaders in West Virginia's House of Delegates face a hurdle in a likely tobacco tax vote: 25 of the chamber's 100 lawmakers have signed pledges not to raise taxes under almost all circumstances.
- 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.
- Oklahoma lawmakers file bills opposing transgender guidance Updated: May-19-16 9:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Conservative Oklahoma lawmakers filed legislation Thursday opposing the federal government's guidance on the use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.
- 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.
- Mississippi superintendent backtracks on transgender policy Updated: May-18-16 6:43 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students.
- 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.
- 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.
- Burr, Tillis urge unity within fractured North Carolina GOP Updated: May-07-16 8:51 pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Top North Carolina elected leaders urged fellow Republicans gathering Saturday at their state convention to unify following a contentious presidential primary and the recent removal of the state party's chairman.
- The Latest: Brody to join RNC, Fisher holds on to post Updated: May-07-16 8:50 pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina - The Latest on activity Saturday at the North Carolina Republican Party convention in Greensboro (all times local):
- The Latest: Cooper seeks business backing over LGBT law Updated: May-04-16 3:19 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on the two major candidates for North Carolina governor addressing the state's chamber of commerce. (all times local):
- McCrory, Cooper speak to NC Chamber amid LGBT law boycotts Updated: May-04-16 11:06 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The major party candidates for governor are speaking to North Carolina's business lobby which wants more from state government as it stays out of the fray involving the state's new LGBT law.
- NCAE, Democratic lawmakers speaker out on teachers' day Updated: May-03-16 4:05 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Critics of the Republican-led North Carolina General Assembly say low morale within the teaching profession needs to be reversed.