Twice each week, the Under the Dome team at The News & Observer bring you the most in-depth analysis of topics in state government and politics for North Carolina. Learn more at newsobserver.com/dome
The week ahead: June 14
In the Under the Dome Week Ahead for June 14, Colin Campbell hosts and talks with Dawn Vaughan about what you need to know in North Carolina politics this week: transparency legislation, election changes and a new official state trail.
Closer Look: A 'dumpster fire' of a school year?
Dawn Vaughan hosts this Closer Look for June 11, joined by N&O K-12 education reporter Keung Hui. Most North Carolina students are finishing up their school years this week, and year-round students start the new year in July. Listen to what Hui has to say about all the school drama this year at the state and local level, from virtual and in person issues, to critical race theory and teacher raises.
The week ahead: June 7
In the Under the Dome Week Ahead for June 7, Danielle Battaglia scans the legislative horizon at the North Carolina General Assembly.
Closer look: North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson
Reporter Brian Murphy interviews North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in this episode. Robinson, a Republican and the state's first Black lieutenant governor, discusses his political future, his push against the state's new social studies standards, the state's vaccination efforts and more.
The week ahead: May 31
In Under the Dome for May 31, News & Observer reporter Will Doran takes a look at the week ahead in North Carolina politics.
Closer look: Pandemic immunity for nursing homes and other health care facilities
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with former ProPublica fellow Sean Campbell about a provision that provides sweeping immunity for health care facilities and providers during the pandemic. Read Sherman’s latest story on a facility that is likely immune from civil liability for the slow, painful death of an adult care home resident: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article251178409.html
Nice and short
Like it so far. Short, unbiased weekly update. Thanks for this.