North Carolina Schools Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced a series of changes in testing rules that could make it less stressful this year. Exams are getting shorte,r and schools won’t have to bring in proctors to monitor the tests.
Tim Scott was praised for spurring Republicans to take action against Steve King for his comments sympathetic to white supremacists but the Senate’s only black Republican would like it if others spoke out, too.
Democrats who oppose any money for President Trump’s border wall have sought to make Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the villain of the longest government shutdown in US history. But McConnell has remained unmoved, arguing that Democrats need to reach an agreement that Trump will sign
RDU President and CEO Michael Landguth says he has expected that half or more of the $350 million cost to replace the airport’s main runway would come from the federal government, but the FAA says to expect only $35 million.
Wake County Commissioners Jessica Holmes, Greg Ford, Vickie Adamson and James West stand by decision to put the former Crooked Creek Golf Course up for sale. The property was bought last year for a park.
People have been donating leave time to the wife of wounded Raleigh Officer Charles Ainsworth. Wake County school officials say they will grant the wife, who is a teacher, the maximum amount of leave possible while her husband recovers.
Mexico's president says that the government is acquiring 500 more tanker trucks to carry gasoline and diesel while pipelines are shut down to combat fuel-theft gangs and is also arranging with railroads to transport fuel.