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'Both sides are battling for the souls of the parties' | 2022 NC senate race becomes battlefield for the entire country

Catawba College professor Michael Bitzer says the 2022 race will continue North Carolina’s recent tradition of costly and razor-close campaigns. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate campaign is quickly becoming a crowded field with Republicans and Democrats expected to have a long list of candidates to choose from in next March’s primary election. …
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NC House approves series of law enforcement reform bills

“We are always looking for ways we can improve,” said Rep. Kristin Baker of Cabarrus County. RALEIGH, N.C. — On Wednesday, NC House Legislators passed several bills aimed to reform law enforcement conduct and care in North Carolina.  “We are always looking for ways we can improve,” said Rep.…
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Matthews commissioner using TikTok to reach young voters

Ken McCool, the youngest elected official in North Carolina, has turned his focus to Tik Tok as a way to engage young voters in local politics. MATTHEWS, N.C. — TikTok is a popular app among millennials and Gen Z, with its funny videos, dancing and sketches serving as a fun escape for so many people. …