Under the Dome

Each week, the Under the Dome team at The News & Observer brings you the most in-depth analysis of topics in state government and politics for North Carolina. Learn more at newsobserver.com/dome

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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.
15 min
127
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.
25 min
128
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.
14 min
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The week ahead: January 24, 2022
News & Observer reporter Danielle Battaglia looks ahead at the week in politics.
7 min
130
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.
25 min
131
The week ahead: January 10, 2022
Here's what's coming in North Carolina politics this week.
10 min
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The week ahead: January 3, 2022
Here's what's coming in North Carolina politics this week.
22 min
133
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.
24 min
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The week ahead: December 6, 2021
News & Observer reporter Will Doran looks aheads to the week in North Carolina politics.
18 min
135
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.
12 min
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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.
26 min
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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.
14 min
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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.
22 min
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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.
9 min
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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.
25 min
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The week ahead: October 25, 2021
The week ahead: October 25, 2021
19 min
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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.
17 min
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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.
18 min
144
Monster, Part 4: All eyes on Raleigh
Investigative reporter Tyler Dukes outlines the things you must know about mapmaking under way in North Carolina.
29 min
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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.
15 min
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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.
23 min
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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.
20 min
148
Monster, Part 2: What gerrymandering isn't
Identifying a gerrymander isn't always straightforward. Investigative reporter Tyler Dukes explains.
24 min
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The week ahead: September 27
Here's what's coming in North Carolina politics this week.
11 min
150
Monster, Part 1: So you want to make a map...
Investigative reporter Tyler Dukes explores the often conflicting rules of redistricting in North Carolina.
26 min