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Rally against HB 2 planned at state legislature

Updated: 05/16/2016 - The Forward Together movement led by the state NAACP scheduled a rally late Monday between the Legislative Building and the old Capitol building where Gov. Pat McCrory keeps his office.

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UNC head on LBGT law: Colleges can't run without fed funds

Updated: 05/10/2016 - Leaders of North Carolina's public universities are grappling with the threat that the federal government could withhold billions of dollars if the state loses a legal battle over transgender students and bathrooms.

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MADD president seeks expanded use of ignition interlock

Updated: 05/10/2016 - The national leader of a public safety group says requiring more people convicted of drunken driving to have ignition interlock equipment in their vehicles would save more lives and reduce repeat offenders.

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State insurance commissioner says fines likely for Blue Cross

Posted: 05/05/2016 - North Carolina's insurance commissioner says he expects to issue big fines against Blue Cross and Blue Shield for technology problems that have resulted in insurance coverage and payment problems for thousands of customers.

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State Appeals Court says ALE agent firing political

Updated: 05/03/2016 - The North Carolina Court of Appeals agrees that the former director of Alcohol Law Enforcement was fired from his most recent job as an ALE agent solely for political reasons and should be reinstated.

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Senate majority leader expects talk about HB 2 referendum idea

Posted: 04/27/2016 - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber's Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

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GOP state senator's 'straight' comment draws ire

Posted: 04/26/2016 - State Sen. Buck Newton made the remarks at a rally Monday in support of a state law that limits protections for the LGBT community. Newton shepherded the legislation known as "House Bill 2" through his chamber.

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Protesters hold sit-in outside lawmaker offices

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Protesters are taking turns sitting outside the offices of the North Carolina General Assembly's top leaders to demand the repeal of a new law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people.

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LGBT leader sworn into North Carolina House

Posted: 04/24/2016 - The head of North Carolina's leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year's regular work session.

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Everyone's talking about bathroom law -- except state lawmakers

Posted: 04/22/2016 - While the whole country is talking about the North Carolina law that limits protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, a new survey shows one group that largely refuses to discuss it: the lawmakers who passed it.

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LGBT law puts McCrory in precarious position

Updated: 04/20/2016 - When Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a far-reaching LGBT law that critics called discriminatory, he said it wouldn't hurt the state's ability to attract jobs. It did.

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NC NAACP president escorted from plane

Posted: 04/17/2016 - The leader of North Carolina's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was removed from a flight Friday evening, and released a statement Saturday on what happened.

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State Republican activists to consider firing chairman

Posted: 04/15/2016 - Enough North Carolina GOP activists have decided they want to meet to determine the fate of the state Republican Party chairman, who's been accused of overstepping his authority and trying to override the party's computer system.

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