Longtime News & Observer reporter Tammy Grubb joins Under the Dome to talk about her new series Women & Children First?
Special episode: Politics at the Pub
The News & Observer and NC Insider kicked off a new "Politics at the Pub" event series Wednesday. Our first gathering was at the Raleigh Times and was sponsored by Randolph Cloud & Associates and Fidelity Investments.
Look ahead: Mo Money Mo Problems? The latest ca...
New federal and state campaign finance reports show money is rolling in for candidates... Some more than others. The News & Observer's Will Doran and Washington DC correspondent Danielle Battaglia dive into what the numbers say about key races. Plus, Headliner of the Week!
Look ahead: North Carolina named No. 1 in Business
Danielle Battaglia and Will Doran discuss how North Carolina is honored with the distinction as the best state for business and lawmakers are credited with putting partisan politics aside.
Look Ahead: Ballot drama and control of the leg...
N&O politics reporters Dawn Vaughan and Kyle Ingram discuss the Green Party ballot drama, Democrats' midterm strategy and more North Carolina political news.
Look Ahead for July 5, 2022
In this week's Under the Dome episode, Dawn Vaughan and Lars Dolder of The N&O and Insider discuss the final votes of the state budget bill now on Gov. Cooper's desk and what happens next.
Look Ahead: What does SCOTUS overturning Roe vs...
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, leaving the question of whether abortion is legal for the states to answer. The News & Observer's Will Doran spoke to The Charlotte Observer's Hannah Smoot about North Carolinians' reactions and the future of abortion rights in the state.
Look ahead: LGBTQ caucus and the fast-track budget
In this look ahead for the week of June 20, N&O reporter Dawn Vaughan and N&O politics intern Kyle Ingram discuss his interviews with the NCGA's LGBTQ members, plus what to expect as the state budget process moves forward.
Look ahead: From Capitol Hill, gun control and ...
After the shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, the biggest topics on Capitol Hill is gun control. Danielle Battaglia from McClatchy DC talks to North Carolina Congresswoman Deborah Ross about gun law, "Dreamers," and her favorite spots on Capitol Hill and her district.
Look Ahead: What's next for these 3 bills passe...
Medicaid expansion, legalization of medical marijuana and a ban on instruction of LGBTQ issues in K-3 classrooms were all approved by the North Carolina Senate last week.
Look Ahead: NC Republicans torn over Medicaid e...
NC lawmakers have a full agenda this summer and reporter Will Doran walks us through Medicaid expansion, medical marijuana, the “Parents Bill of Rights,” and more.
Look Ahead: The General Assembly is back!
Preview of the 2022 "short" legislative session with Dawn Vaughan and Will Doran.
Bonus Episode: Breaking down the 2022 primary r...
News & Observer reporters Will Doran and Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan break down what happened with Madison Cawthorn, the successes Black Democrats had, and Gov. Roy Cooper’s big gamble.
Look Ahead: It's primary week! Who's on the bal...
It's finally primary week! In this episode of Under the Dome, Dawn Vaughan and Danielle Battaglia talk about the big races in the North Carolina primary on May 17 and what's at play. Plus stay tuned for their picks for Headliner of the Week.
Closer look: How the SCOTUS leak could impact l...
The News & Observer's Danielle Battaglia and Avi Bajpai discuss the ways in which the leaked ruling from the United States Supreme Court could impact midterm elections here in North Carolina.
Look Ahead: Drip, drip, drip — impact of early ...
With early voting underway, News & Observer reporter Dawn Vaughan and Insider editor Brian Murphy talk about how turnout will impact the primary, what growth in Southern Wake County means, plus their picks for Headliner of Week.
Look ahead: The Democratic primary for U.S. Hou...
NC Insider editor Brian Murphy discusses the open Democratic primary for U.S. House in District 4 with former state Sen. Floyd McKissick and Asher Hildebrand, the former chief of staff for retiring Rep. David Price.
Look Ahead: How much will endorsements matter i...
News & Observer reporters Dawn Vaughan and Will Doran talk about the power of major endorsements in the North Carolina primary and what other factors are at play for the upcoming election.
Closer look: Trump and friends in Selma, North ...
News & Observer reporters Avi Bajpai and Lars Dolder check in from former President Donald J. Trump's political rally in Selma, North Carolina, on Saturday night.
Look ahead: Economic incentives, big companies ...
NC Insider editor Brian Murphy and News & Observer business reporter Lars Dolder discuss the VinFast announcement, economic incentives, and how the state's chase for a car manufacturer led to this point.
Look ahead: A new system to combat the opioid c...
News & Observer reporter Avi Bajpai talks with Nabarun Dasgupta, an epidemiologist at UNC-Chapel Hill, about the current state of the opioid crisis in North Carolina.
Look ahead: Are Lt. Gov Mark Robinson and U.S. ...
Danielle Battaglia from McClatchy DC and Will Wright from the Charlotte Observer discuss recent reporting about the degree to which Lt. Gov Mark Robinson and U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn might represent the future of the Republican Party.
Look ahead: Madison Cawthorn, the GOP primary i...
NC Insider editor Brian Murphy and Western Carolina University political science and public affairs professor Chris Cooper discuss how Rep. Madison Cawthorn's latest controversies could impact the chances of other candidates in the crowded 11th Congressional District
Look Ahead: Masks off, primary candidates and s...
In this Week Ahead episode of Under the Dome for March 7, Dawn Vaughan and Will Doran talk about masks coming off in schools, the final primary showdowns of candidates and if the legislature might actually adjourn. Plus we shared a Dome favorite: Headliner of the Week.
The week ahead: February 28, 2022
NC Insider editor Brian Murphy and News & Observer reporter Will Doran discuss the most competitive legislative districts for 2022 in North Carolina's new maps.
The week ahead: February 21, 2022
News & Observer reporters Will Doran and Dawn Vaughan take a look at what's on deck in North Carolina politics for the week of February 21, 2022.
The week ahead: February 14, 2022
The News & Observer's D.C. reporter Danielle Battaglia discusses the top three things in North Carolina politics this week.
Under the Dome: Sports Wagering
NC insider editor Brian Murphy discusses the latest on North Carolina legislation to legalize online sports gambling with the N&O's Avi Bajpai.
The week ahead: January 31, 2022
News & Observer reporter Will Doran takes a look at what's on deck in North Carolina politics for the week of January 31, 2022.
The week ahead: January 24, 2022
News & Observer reporter Danielle Battaglia looks ahead at the week in politics.
The week ahead: January 17, 2022
NC Insider editor Brian Murphy and News & Observer reporter Will Doran explore what next in the North Carolina redistricting saga, including the Supreme Court's hearing.
The week ahead: January 10, 2022
Here's what's coming in North Carolina politics this week.
The week ahead: January 3, 2022
Here's what's coming in North Carolina politics this week.
The week ahead: December 13, 2021
News & Observer reporter Will Doran and Insider editor Brian Murphy evaluate the state of affairs in North Carolina redistricting litigation.
The week ahead: December 6, 2021
News & Observer reporter Will Doran looks aheads to the week in North Carolina politics.
The week ahead: November 29, 2021
Dawn Vaughan talks with D.C. correspondent Danielle Battaglia about Build Back Better and other upcoming Congressional news, as well as more campaign moves at the state level.
The week ahead: November 22, 2021
Insider editor Brian Murphy and McClatchy DC reporter Danielle Battaglia discuss how the races for North Carolina's congressional seats are shaping up.
The week ahead: November 15, 2021
Reporters Lucille Sherman and Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan discuss the potential close of budget negotiations and an early shakeup in the 2022 congressional matchups.
The week ahead: November 8, 2021
Insider editor Brian Murphy and News & Observer reporter Will Doran take a look at the issues likely to make political news in the coming week.
The week ahead: November 1, 2021
News & Observer politics reporter Dawn Vaughan tells you what to Look Ahead for -- more money and maps! -- in North Carolina politics for the week of Nov. 1, 2021.
Closer look: A Conversation with U.S. Rep. Davi...
U.S. Rep. David Price discusses his decision not to run for another term in 2022.
The week ahead: October 25, 2021
The week ahead: October 25, 2021
Closer look: Big changes in NC’s energy future
State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with climate change and environmental reporter Adam Wagner about a new North Carolina energy law and how it came to be.
The week ahead: October 18, 2021
News & Observer reporter Will Doran discussed what to expect from the North Carolina General Assembly the week of Oct. 18, 2021.
Monster, Part 4: All eyes on Raleigh
Investigative reporter Tyler Dukes outlines the things you must know about mapmaking under way in North Carolina.
The week ahead: 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
With a little help from the pros, reporter Tyler Dukes explains how math could help fight gerrymandering.
The week ahead: October 4, 2021
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.