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
Monster, Part 4: All eyes on Raleigh
In the fourth episode of this special Under the Dome series, we unravel the politics of mapmaking today, the potential for reform and how the choices state legislators make will impact the legal fight over district lines for years.
The week ahead: Monday, Oct. 11, 2021
In this week's Under the Dome Look Ahead for Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, Dawn Vaughan and Will Doran tell you the biggest things to watch: Redistricting and budget negotiations, both of which are well underway.
Monster, Part 3: Math on the front lines
In the third episode, we dive deep into the mathematics that could be the key to quantifying and fighting gerrymandering. Some of that math dates back to secret U.S. atomic bomb labs. And although complex, its inner workings are built on some familiar ideas.
The week ahead: October 4, 2021
In this episode of Under the Dome, News & Observer politics reporter Danielle Battaglia and NCInsider editor Brian Murphy touch briefly on topics under consideration at the North Carolina General Assembly and also look back at a momentous night in North Carolina politics one year ago.
Monster, Part 2: What gerrymandering isn't
In the second episode of this special Under the Dome series, we examine why defining gerrymandering is harder than it appears. Bizarre shapes don’t always translate to political shenanigans. And some of our own choices – about who we are and where we live – complicate the picture.
The week ahead: September 27
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with Republican state Sen. Brent Jackson about the next steps in the North Carolina General Assembly's budget negotiation process.
Nice and short
Like it so far. Short, unbiased weekly update. Thanks for this.