Under the Dome

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

News
Government
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Closer Look: Ground View of Protests
Closer Look: Ground View of Protests
25 min
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Closer Look: The Improvement Association - The ...
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - The Final Chapter
27 min
3
The week ahead: April 26
Here's what's coming in North Carolina politics this week.
9 min
4
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chap...
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chapter Four
24 min
5
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chap...
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chapter Three
23 min
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The week ahead: April 19
Here's what's coming in North Carolina politics this week.
9 min
7
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chap...
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chapter Two
23 min
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Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chap...
Closer Look: The Improvement Association - Chapter One
20 min
9
The week ahead: April 12
News & Observer political reporters discuss what's coming up this week in North Carolina politics.
15 min
10
Closer look: Nursing home visitors and "Cliffor...
Closer look: Nursing home visitors and "Clifford's Law"
13 min
11
The week ahead (sort of): April 5
The bills NC lawmakers want to pass this year
17 min
12
Closer Look: Where NCAA sports and public polic...
Closer Look: Where NCAA sports and public policy intersect
31 min
13
The week ahead: March 29
The week ahead: March 29
19 min
14
Closer Look: Persistent problems at NC DHHS lea...
Closer Look: Persistent problems at NC DHHS leave unsafe doctors treating patients
17 min
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The week ahead: March 22
The week ahead: March 22
14 min
16
Closer Look: The Reopening of North Carolina Sc...
Dawn Vaughan talks with EducationNC reporter Alex Granados about schools reopening, and what the past year has been like for educators, students and elected officials as they managed major changes in public education during coronavirus.
21 min
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The week ahead: March 15
Here's what you need to know about what's coming up this week in North Carolina's General Assembly.
10 min
18
Closer look: Changing the game for kids with au...
Rep. Zack Hawkins talks about what the impact of an autism bill would have on families.
11 min
19
The week ahead: March 8
News & Observer politics reporter Will Doran walks listeners through potential N.C. General Assembly topics ranging from school reopenings to the regulation of jello shots and alcohol-infused ice cream.
12 min
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Closer Look: NC bars struggle to survive COVID ...
Zach Medford of the N.C. Bar and Tavern Association discusses the unique challenges posed to his industry by government restrictions in North Carolina.
23 min
21
The week ahead: March 1
12 min
22
Closer look: Biden's EPA nominee, NC's Michael ...
A look at President Joe Biden's nominee for the Environmental Protection Agency
20 min
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The week ahead: Feb. 22
10 min
24
Closer look: About an oversight agency being di...
A look at an oversight agency inside North Carolina's General Assembly that's being eliminated.
11 min
25
The week ahead: Feb. 15
11 min
26
Closer Look: The latest data from the 2020 elec...
What election precinct data tells us about the state of politics North Carolina.
15 min
27
The week ahead: Feb. 8
13 min
28
Rural Broadband: NC's Billion-Dollar Challenge
24 min
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Preview: The N&O's New Under The Dome Podcast
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