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Rays of light shine on political dark money   |   March 13, 2014
In recent years, the amount of election money flowing through "dark money" groups -- those that don't have to disclose their donors -- has skyrocketed, helped by the...

 

Climate science denier found behind controversial bill to muzzle NC agency representing utility customers   |   March 29, 2013
A North Carolina lawmaker recently introduced a bill that that would have restricted the work of the Public Staff, an independent state agency that represents consumers before the...

 

NC DHHS appointee behind discredited pro-abstinence, anti-gay website (UPDATE)   |   February 7, 2013
Only two days after her appointment, the woman picked to lead North Carolina's early education programs has found herself caught up in a storm of controvery. First came the...

 

NC legislative leaders breaking records for special-interest fundraising   |   August 27, 2012
The leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly are raising more money from special-interest political action committees than their predecessors, despite promises of ending the...

 

Study that downplayed fracking risks was led by gas industry insider   |   August 1, 2012
Earlier this year, the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin released a study of fracking with great fanfare, promoting the research as peer-reviewed science...

 

What happened in North Carolina? Lessons from the amendment battle   |   May 9, 2012
Another version of this story also appears at The Huffington Post. As expected, North Carolina voters passed a constitutional amendment yesterday stating “Marriage between...