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NCAA returns events to NC after state rolls back LGBT law

The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that …


Governor reissues ban on non-essential state travel to North Carolina

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a new memo to ban non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina because he says that the state’s repeal of its so-called “bathroom bill” is …


Justice Deptartment drops federal lawsuit over North Carolina’s ‘bathroom bill’

The Justice Department on Friday said it was dropping a federal lawsuit filed last year against North Carolina over the state’s “bathroom bill,” which restricted the public bathrooms transgender people …


UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee restricts state employee travel to North Carolina again

Gov. Jay Inslee reinstates ban on most state employee travel to North Carolina.


North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says

day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Six key moments that shaped Gonzaga’s greatest basketball season

The season opener was 30 seconds old and Nigel Williams-Goss already had a pair of buckets and Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer.


Despite ‘bathroom bill’ replacement, mayors won’t budge

The compromise by politicians on North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” is helping return collegiate sporting events to the state, but several big-city mayors still don’t want employees traveling there after the …


NCAA ‘reluctantly’ agrees to let North Carolina host events

The NCAA says it will consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people. The governing …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

Gonzaga opened McCarthey for fans, but defeat dashed hopes of victory party

The crowd stood in the house that the Zags built Monday and stared at big screens. They pulled at their hair with strained looks as their larger-than-life heroes tried one …


Vegas might favor the Tar Heels, but Zags fans confident

When it comes to predicting the outcome of tonight’s game, there’s the Las Vegas line and then there’s the Zags line.


UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017, 7:25 p.m.

As Zags prep for championship battle, Spokane bars ready the kegs

With more than 24 hours to go before Gonzaga’s Monday evening championship game, Marcy Larson was standing at a bar, sorting through a stack of table reservations.


Gonzaga trails North Carolina in merchandise sales

Fanatics, an online store for sports apparel and gear, found that Gonzaga is second to North Carolina in the most merchandise sold state by state this week, according to data …


North Carolina is flushing its bathroom bill. What’s next?

North Carolina’s General Assembly passed a measure on Thursday to repeal the “bathroom bill” that has provoked an economic backlash since its hasty enactment a year ago. Republican leaders and …


North Carolina lawmakers, governor reach deal to end ‘bathroom bill’ standoff

North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76 bill, study shows

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Gonzaga-South Carolina tip set for 3:09 Saturday in national semifinal

Gonzaga and South Carolina will tip off at 3:09 p.m. on Saturday in the first of two national semifinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

‘Still one of us’: 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

NC Gov. vetoes GOP bill to make judicial elections partisan

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure to make elections for local trial judges officially partisan races again. “North Carolina wants its judges to be fair and impartial, …


Former NC governor says transgender ‘bathroom’ law is hurting his job prospects

RALEIGH, N.C. – Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says the backlash against House Bill 2 is making some employers reluctant to hire him but he’s currently doing consulting and …


Jenkins’ shot still hangs over No. 1 seeds Villanova, UNC

North Carolina’s Joel Berry II still replays it in his mind, over and over. The ball left the hand of Villanova’s Kris Jenkins, reached the height of its arc as …


100s attend Texas Capitol for transgender bathroom bill vote

A North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” is nearing a first vote in Texas despite opposition from big-name companies including Facebook and the NFL warning that the Super Bowl won’t return to …


Top 25 Capsules: Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and No. 23 Virginia used a small lineup to neutralize No. 5 North Carolina’s size in a …


Court may strike law barring sex offenders from social media

The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites. At least five justices suggested …


Maintain support for transgender protections

Government cannot mandate acceptance, but it should support and defend equal treatment with thoughtful rules and guidelines. Washington state has a proud legacy of doing just that.


North Carolina Republican files bill to establish life at conception

A North Carolina lawmaker filed a bill in the North Carolina House that would establish life at the moment of conception.


Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor’s powers

A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers.


Boy Scouts’ transgender ruling prompts N.C. group to lobby churches to drop troops

The conservative North Carolina Values Coalition, which championed North Carolina’s anti-gay House Bill 2, is now taking a stand against the Boy Scouts of America for announcing this week that …


Marines affected by toxic water to get billions from U.S.

After years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government …


Amy Goodman: North Carolina fighting the tide of justice

Whereas President Barack Obama is honoring the tradition of the peaceful transfer of power, a fundamental pillar of American democracy, North Carolina Republicans are taking a different path.