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Jun 15, 2020

NC Politics in the News

Agriculture

WRAL NEWS: N.C. State Fair cuts open livestock shows
The North Carolina State Fair on Thursday decided to limit open livestock shows to control the spread of the novel coronavirus at the annual event. The fair is planned for Oct. 15 through 25, 2020.


Economic Development

CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL: NC's top economic developer: How business recruiting could have 'a very different look' because of Covid-19
As economies slowly reopen, it's the job of Chris Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, to figure out what companies already in North Carolina or eyeing it for growth will require in the new reality created by Covid-19.

SPECTRUM NEWS: Opportunity Zones Continue Development Through Pandemic
Economic Development Leaders in both High Point and Raleigh have fielded calls throughout the pandemic about their opportunity zones.


Education

ABC 13: State officials release guidelines for reopening NC public schools
Leaders announced on Monday specific guidelines recommended for North Carolina public schools trying to reopen by August.

WECT: Pender County Board of Education requests federal help in racism investigation
The chairman of the Pender County Board of Education said the board has contacted the federal Office for Civil Rights to help investigate allegations of racism at Pender High School.

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Wake looks at virtual schooling for students who don’t feel safe returning to campus
The Wake County school system may offer a virtual school option this fall for students and teachers who don’t feel comfortable returning to campus after the coronavirus pandemic.


Healthcare

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: N.C. Senate bill would ease hospital visitor restrictions
An N.C. Senate bill advanced Thursday that has the aim of securing the right of a hospital patient to have a designated visitor during a declared disaster or public-health emergency.

NEWS CHANNEL 11: NCDHHS: 44,119 COVID-19 cases in North Carolina; 2 new cases in Yancey County
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has reported there have been a total of 44,119 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday.

CBS 17: NC health officials say timing in COVID-19 case surge can be linked to reopening
North Carolina health officials say a rise in COVID-19 cases can be linked to the state’s reopening.


Government

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Cooper signs bills on hog farms, vote-by-mail expansion and juvenile justice reform into law
It will be easier for North Carolinians to vote by mail in this November’s elections, and the state will have millions more dollars to address coronavirus health concerns at in-person polling places.

WCNC: North Carolina task force to address racial disparities intensified by COVID-19
The state of North Carolina is launching a new task force to help address disparities in communities of color that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

WFMY NEWS: Temporary Restraining Order filed against Ace Speedway
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) said it has filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against Ace Speedway.


Transportation

WCNC: North Carolina teens will soon be able to get their driver's license without a road test
A bill that would allow North Carolina teens to get their license without taking a road test is now headed to Gov. Cooper's office. 

Agriculture

WRAL NEWS: N.C. State Fair cuts open livestock shows
The North Carolina State Fair on Thursday decided to limit open livestock shows to control the spread of the novel coronavirus at the annual event. The fair is planned for Oct. 15 through 25, 2020.


Economic Development

CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL: NC's top economic developer: How business recruiting could have 'a very different look' because of Covid-19
As economies slowly reopen, it's the job of Chris Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, to figure out what companies already in North Carolina or eyeing it for growth will require in the new reality created by Covid-19.

SPECTRUM NEWS: Opportunity Zones Continue Development Through Pandemic
Economic Development Leaders in both High Point and Raleigh have fielded calls throughout the pandemic about their opportunity zones.


Education

ABC 13: State officials release guidelines for reopening NC public schools
Leaders announced on Monday specific guidelines recommended for North Carolina public schools trying to reopen by August.

WECT: Pender County Board of Education requests federal help in racism investigation
The chairman of the Pender County Board of Education said the board has contacted the federal Office for Civil Rights to help investigate allegations of racism at Pender High School.

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Wake looks at virtual schooling for students who don’t feel safe returning to campus
The Wake County school system may offer a virtual school option this fall for students and teachers who don’t feel comfortable returning to campus after the coronavirus pandemic.


Healthcare

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: N.C. Senate bill would ease hospital visitor restrictions
An N.C. Senate bill advanced Thursday that has the aim of securing the right of a hospital patient to have a designated visitor during a declared disaster or public-health emergency.

NEWS CHANNEL 11: NCDHHS: 44,119 COVID-19 cases in North Carolina; 2 new cases in Yancey County
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has reported there have been a total of 44,119 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday.

CBS 17: NC health officials say timing in COVID-19 case surge can be linked to reopening
North Carolina health officials say a rise in COVID-19 cases can be linked to the state’s reopening.


Government

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: Cooper signs bills on hog farms, vote-by-mail expansion and juvenile justice reform into law
It will be easier for North Carolinians to vote by mail in this November’s elections, and the state will have millions more dollars to address coronavirus health concerns at in-person polling places.

WCNC: North Carolina task force to address racial disparities intensified by COVID-19
The state of North Carolina is launching a new task force to help address disparities in communities of color that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

WFMY NEWS: Temporary Restraining Order filed against Ace Speedway
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) said it has filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order against Ace Speedway.


Transportation

WCNC: North Carolina teens will soon be able to get their driver's license without a road test
A bill that would allow North Carolina teens to get their license without taking a road test is now headed to Gov. Cooper's office.