Everything you need to know about former North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan, now President Joe Biden's nominee for the Environmental Protection Agency. Our Washington correspondent Brian Murphy hosts, wit
In our look ahead at the week of Feb. 15, we'll discuss what might happen as the school reopening bill nears final passage and action from Gov. Roy Cooper. And we'll take a look at prospects for marijuana legalization in North Carolina. Will Do
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman and investigative reporter Tyler Dukes talk about what they learned from an analysis of the 2020 election precinct data.
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In our look ahead at the week of Feb. 8, we'll discuss what's next in the legislature's effort to reopen public schools and pass COVID-19 aid. And we'll take a look at how the "consensus revenue forecast" due out this week could affect those ef
A year of remote work and virtual schooling has exposed the inequities in broadband internet access in North Carolina. What will it take to get every rural corner of the state online with high-speed connections? "North Carolina probably has a b
Domecast is now Under The Dome, launching a new season as the legislature starts its new session. Search "Under The Dome" on your favorite podcast app to subscribe to the new episodes.
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While our podcast takes a break over the holidays (we're planning a revamped format for 2021!), here's a chance for listeners to catch the Insider's 2021 healthcare policy preview event, sponsored by the NC Healthcare Association. Panelists inc
With most ballots now counted and several close races, North Carolina could be headed for a lengthy and tedious recount. Our panel of reporters looks ahead to how that will work, and what to expect next month with the Electoral College convenes
Election results are (mostly) in, so our team of political reporters takes a look at what drove the wins and losses Tuesday -- and whether any of the results really should have been a surprise. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Colin Campbell, Brian Mur
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with her colleague Colin Campbell about some of the legislative races we'll be watching closely on election night.
This is the ninth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast.
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As Election Day grows closer, our team of political journalists explains the main factors that will affect the outcome of this year's election in North Carolina -- and what to watch for Tuesday night and possibly the days to follow. Dawn Vaugha
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with her colleague Danielle Battaglia about the latest on the North Carolina election lawsuit that's made its way through the courts.
This is the eighth episode of the special elections edition of D
On this week's podcast, we share a live event from The News & Observer, "Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do." Moderated by Domecast host Dawn Vaughan, the panel features experts from North Carolina universitie
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with former News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders about House District 66.
This is the seventh episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legis
Top-of-the-ballot races are getting most of the attention this year, but several statewide races for Council of State positions like lieutenant governor, attorney general and agriculture commission are drawing plenty of fireworks too. Our panel
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with The News & Observer's Danielle Battaglia about Senate District 31.
This is the sixth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative
With many of the General Assembly's key lawmakers not seeking re-election this year, who will be the power players in 2021? We discuss the rising stars in both parties, and how they could shape next year's legislature regardless of which party
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks DC correspondent Brian Murphy about the US Senate Race.
This is the fifth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative race every week
A proposed legal settlement that will change rules for absentee ballots prompted the two Republicans on the State Board of Elections to abruptly resign last week. Our panel of political reporters sorts through what happened, and how it could se
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with House District 9 candidates and North Carolina Coalition for Fiscal Health Executive Director Austin Vevurka about how health care plays into this race.
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with Elon University's Madison Taylor about the lay of the land in Senate District 24.
This is the third episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide
The election season is heating up with rhetoric about reopening schools, defunding the police in more. Our panel of political reporters sorts through the claims and the candidates' apparent strategies. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Will Doran, Danie
News & Observer state politics reporters Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan and Lucille Sherman talk about the North Carolina General Assembly's relationship with the governor and its influence on the race between Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.
With the legislature wrapped up for 2020, we look back at what issues proved to be the biggest winners and losers, from Medicaid expansion to criminal justice reforms to reopening efforts. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Danielle Battaglia, Colin Camp
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with two candidates running for North Carolina's House District 37 race — Representative Sydney Batch and Erin Paré — about education, healthcare and more.
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