Capitol Press Association https://cappressnc.com A Product of the Insider State Government News Service Wed, 02 May 2018 21:09:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://cappressnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/square_flag-150x150.png Capitol Press Association https://cappressnc.com 32 32 74645536 Colin Campbell: Four Things We’ll Learn From NC’s Sleepy Primary https://cappressnc.com/colin-campbell/colin-campbell-four-things-well-learn-from-ncs-sleepy-primary/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 21:07:31 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=896 RALEIGH — A lot of North Carolina voters might have forgotten there’s an election primary coming up on May 8. TV viewers have seen few, if any, campaign ads. Only a few races have drawn news coverage, and none are statewide contests. Early voting turnout has been anemic so far. Sure, there’s a heightened interest in politics these days —...

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Broadband Availability a Challenge in Rural Areas https://cappressnc.com/news/broadband-availability-a-challenge-in-rural-areas/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:32:10 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=881 By Colin Campbell, NCInsider.com When Donnie Shumate moved to Hyde County several years ago, his wife had to quit her work-from-home job with Amazon because the internet speed was too slow for telecommuting. Shumate is the county’s information technology manager, and he hasn’t been able to persuade internet providers to serve Hyde, which is one of the state’s most rural...

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Colin Campbell: More Deaths Likely if Prison Reform Doesn’t Happen Soon https://cappressnc.com/colin-campbell/colin-campbell-more-deaths-likely-if-prison-reform-doesnt-happen-soon/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:05:36 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=895 RALEIGH — Most of us don’t have to deal with the most troubled agency in North Carolina government, but the crisis in our state prison system is bad enough to make headlines nearly every week. The attention largely stems from the October 2017 inmate attack at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City that left four staffers dead and exposed...

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Colin Campbell: Hurricane Matthew Recovery Hampered by Red Tape https://cappressnc.com/colin-campbell/colin-campbell-hurricane-matthew-recovery-hampered-by-red-tape/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:04:09 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=894 SEVEN SPRINGS — Most of North Carolina seems to have forgotten about Hurricane Matthew. It’s been about 18 months since the floodwaters ravaged Eastern North Carolina towns, and the news cycle has long since moved on to other natural disasters and the 10,000 political controversies in Washington. One might think 18 months is plenty of time for residents and businesses...

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Colin Campbell: If You Can’t Beat Your Opponent, Disqualify Them https://cappressnc.com/colin-campbell/colin-campbell-if-you-cant-beat-your-opponent-disqualify-them/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 21:02:45 +0000 http://cappressnc.com/?p=893 RALEIGH — A hot new trend is sweeping North Carolina campaigns this year: Trying to get your opponents disqualified and kicked off the ballot before Election Day. I’m surprised this tactic hasn’t been used heavily before. Why go to the trouble to raise money and campaign on issues when you could just knock out the other candidate on a technicality...

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