An Embattled North Carolina Seeks to Outrun a Law’s Bitter Legacy

Seven months after North Carolina repealed H.B. 2, which restricted restroom access for transgender people, the state is still grappling with the law’s fallout.

In North Carolina, Republicans Stung by Court Rulings Aim to Change the Judges

By TRIP GABRIEL October 18, 2017 RALEIGH, N.C. — Republicans with a firm grip on the North Carolina legislature — and, until January, the governor’s seat — enacted a conservative agenda in recent years, only to have a steady stream of...

Rebuked Twice by Supreme Court, North Carolina Republicans Are Unabashed

By MICHAEL WINES May 27, 2017 RALEIGH, N.C. — In Washington, efforts by this state’s Republicans to cement their political dominance have taken a drubbing this month. On May 15, the Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina elections law that a...

In North Carolina, Governing With a Punch and a Handshake

The Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, is seeking common ground with a Republican legislature even as he fights off its efforts to curb his power.