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March 6, 2021

Politics

Trump lawyers argue impeachment based on ‘hatred,’ not facts

By ERIC TUCKER, LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers accused Democrats of waging a campaign of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Paris Goodnight.

House prosecutors urge Trump conviction

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JILL COLVIN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dire harm from Donald Trump’s incitements will vex American ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: These are some of the interesting bills filed in state legislature so far

The following are some of the interesting or unusual bills that already have been filed by state lawmakers during the 2021-22 legislative session: • House ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Senate Republicans back Trump as impeachment trial nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s defenders in the Senate on Sunday rallied around the former president before his impeachment trial, dismissing it as a waste ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Local legislators get to work introducing bills in General Assembly

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — As the legislative session chugs along, local lawmakers have filed or are sponsoring more than a dozen bills that ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

State Supreme Court rules Dan Forest can sue over 2012 political ad

By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s Supreme Court on Friday upheld a split decision by a lower court to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Chamber will host legislative Power in Partnership event featuring state lawmakers

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will host a state legislative roundtable at this month’s virtual Power in Partnership event on Feb. 18 ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: Rep. Budd questions federal agency after vaccinations canceled in Piedmont region

Last week, Rep. Ted Budd, R-13, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that demanded answers after more than 10,000 ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Biden invites GOP lawmakers to White House virus relief talk

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has agreed to meet a group of 10 Republican senators who have proposed spending about one-third of the $1.9 ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Rep. Warren’s bill could remove public notices from newspapers in 14 counties

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Harry Warren, a Republican serving state House District 76, last week introduced a bill that would allow a ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Candidates launching 2022 campaigns for Rowan County sheriff

SALISBURY — Expecting that Sheriff Kevin Auten will not seek re-election in 2022, candidates are already lining up to start their campaigns for the position. ... Read more

1 month ago by Josh Bergeron.

Wayne Sasser, Rowan County’s newest state legislator, says he’s a ‘conservative able to work with others’

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — After the 2020 election, Rowan, Cabarrus and Stanly counties now have the North Carolina General Assembly’s only pharmacist representing ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political worker pleads not guilty to charges from 2018 election

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A political operative accused by North Carolina authorities of orchestrating an absentee ballot fraud operation in ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

How to contact your state and federal lawmakers in 2021

FEDERAL Here are the office addresses and phone numbers of members of Congress and senators who represent part or all of Rowan County: U.S. Sen. ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

NC Sen. Jeff Jackson enters US Senate race

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — A North Carolina state senator announced Tuesday that he’s running for the U.S. Senate in 2022, hoping ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Most in GOP against holding Trump impeachment trial

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — All but five Senate Republicans voted in favor of an effort to dismiss ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

At session start, NC legislators pitch consensus with Cooper

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly session begins in earnest today with Republican majorities still in place after ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Rowan Planning Board settles on screening requirements for solar farms

SALISBURY — The Rowan County Planning Board during its first meeting of the year Monday discussed more changes to regulations on local solar energy systems. ... Read more

1 month ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: North Carolina lawmakers say they look forward to working with Biden

While some of North Carolina’s lawmakers on Capitol Hill didn’t attend President Joe Biden’s inauguration or didn’t make their plans known, they expressed support for ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

McConnell working to push impeachment trial to February

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Biden sworn in as America’s 46th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

Vice President Harris: A new chapter opens in US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

County commissioners table animal carcass ordinance until February

SALISBURY — After discussing a proposed ordinance that would outlaw feeding large animal carcasses to domestic animals in public, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

2 months ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: Rep. Sasser to chair NC House Health committee in second term

RALEIGH — Rowan County’s three Republican representatives will serve on numerous committees for the 2021-22 legislative session, with Rep. Wayne Sasser serving as N.C. House ... Read more

2 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Local lawmakers talk priorities for 2020-21 legislative session

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — The pandemic, health care, budget and redistricting will be among the top priorities this legislative session, but local lawmakers ... Read more

2 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Former, current congressmen for Rowan County opposed second impeachment

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Two North Carolina congressmen who voted to contest Electoral College votes cast for President-Elect Joe Biden on Jan. 6 ... Read more

2 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump impeachment trial will focus on his attacks on election

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment  could go to trial as soon as Inauguration ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

Former congressional candidate creates petition calling for Rep. Budd, other Republicans to be removed from office

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Rep. Ted Budd’s former Democratic challenger Scott Huffman created a petition this week calling for Budd and six other ... Read more

2 months ago by Natalie Anderson.

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