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Barry Yeoman

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Barry Yeoman is a freelance journalist in Durham, North Carolina. He has covered his state's political landscape for 30 years. Follow him @Barry_Yeoman

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Since Republicans gained control of the North Carolina legislature in 2011, judges have emerged as some of their staunchest adversaries. Now lawmakers want to curb state court powers. Read more

Law and Justice

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The liberal city wanted it down; the GOP state legislature forbade that; activists found a way to end that impasse. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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In North Carolina, which has become ground zero in the fight over LGBTQ rights, a special legislative session to repeal the state’s House Bill 2 devolved into name-calling and hostile stalemate. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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A bid by North Carolina’s GOP-controlled legislature to strip power from the state’s incoming Democratic governor has prompted another round of progressive protests and civil disobedience. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Barry Yeoman

A Ku Klux Klan gathering this weekend both recalled North Carolina’s racially troubled history, and demonstrated the strength and diversity of the state’s civil rights movement today. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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North Carolina Republicans are doing their damnedest. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Changing demographics, combined with the three-year effort by state Republicans to suppress minority and youth turnout, led to close races. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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With the state’s demographics and political makeup shifting, backlash against anti-LGBT law may help send Democrat Roy Cooper to the governor's office.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

North Carolina’s protest movement has galvanized the state’s progressives, but couldn’t stop 2014’s Republican tide. Its leaders say they’re only just beginning. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Tar Heel progressives may not have loved their senator, but they worked hard to re-elect her—and thought they would. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Horrifically orphaned and raised with prejudice, she built a house and a new life with her own hands. Now hers are among many building a movement for justice. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Since taking control of state government in 2011, Republicans rolled back North Carolina's progressive voting laws. A new regime of fewer voting days and voter ID requirements will be in place for November's legislative and congressional elections. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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“It was, bar none, the worst legislative process I’ve ever been through,” Rep. Rick Glazier told the U.S. District Court.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Fifty years after the murders of Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman, North Carolina activists move from civil disobedience to big voter mobilization push. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Fifteen protesters have a breakthrough night in North Carolina's long-running budget battles. Read more

Education in America

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As the North Carolina state legislature reopens on May 14 with no ideological reversal in sight, the Monday takeovers of the rotunda will resume. So, likely, will the arrests. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The Moral Monday movement entered its second year with a bang on Saturday. But can it channel that upbeat energy to reverse a conservative tide? Read more

Money, Politics and Power

In Pennsylvania, a band of unlikely activists fights the fracking boom. Read more

Article

On North Carolina’s Amendment One, the fault line was not racial—it was urban-rural. Read more

Civil Rights in America

Neighborhood groups are bringing the blighted city back, one block at a time. Will City Hall stand in their way? Read more

Economic Policy