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N&O: “NC unemployment delays have been a disaster. Own it, Gov. Cooper”

The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer published an editorial today criticizing Gov. Roy Cooper for side-stepping responsibility for massive problems in North Carolina’s unemployment office. The newspapers urge Gov. Cooper to take the blame and step up to fix it. From the article: “Roy Cooper said he knows N.C. families need help and doesn’t think the state unemployment office

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Federal judge blocks Gov. Cooper’s restrictions on churches

A federal judge has blocked Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order restricting religious services. “There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution of the United States or the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment,” Judge James C. Denver wrote. Two North Carolina churches and the Christian non-profit Return America had sued Gov. Cooper, saying his executive orders had unfairly restricted

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Dem consultant: Governor losing control of stay-at-home order

Democrat political consultant Brad Crone writes for N.C. Spin that Gov. Roy Cooper’s approval ratings are reaching a tipping point as the public grows impatient with the state’s slow reopening process. “The Governor and his team may not realize it, but the economy is opening-up regardless of what federal, state and local authorities are saying,” Crone writes. “Jane Q. Public

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Eight Eastern N.C. counties ask Gov. Cooper to reopen

A bipartisan group of elected officials in eastern North Carolina have asked Gov. Roy Cooper for the ability to reopen their economies, saying the data shows they can do so safely. The chairs of the county commissioners in Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne counties all agreed the current statewide stay-at-home order doesn’t make sense. “Our rural

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