How to watch the West Virginia primaries: What: West Virginia's Senate Primary for the 2018 midterm elections Who: Republican and Democratic candidates Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 When: Polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET Online: Watch the live stream on CBSN Who are the Democratic candidates? Sen. Joe Manchin, the Democratic incumbent Paula Jean Swearengin Who are the Republican candidates? Don Blankenship Bo Copley Evan Jenkins Patrick Morrisey Jack Newbrough Tom Willis West Virginia is holding what are probably the most closely watched primaries today, but Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina are also holding primary elections. Here's CBS News' political director Caitlin Conant's take on all the races today: West Virginia: Senate Don Blankenship is the former CEO of Massey Energy who served a year in prison for conspiring to violate mine safety rules following the Upper Big Branch Mining disaster in 2010, which took … [Read more...] about How to watch Tuesday’s primaries in West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three of North Carolina's largest school districts now plan to shut down for one day next week and some smaller districts plan to do the same, as thousands of teachers are expected to rally for better working conditions and education funding.The Wake County Public School System said Monday it will close on May 16 after about a quarter of the 10,000 teachers employed in and around the state's capital city asked for the day off to participate in the rally. The 160,000 students in the state's largest school district won't have to make up the class time.Also Monday, Guilford County Schools announced its classrooms will be closed for 72,000 students after nearly 2,000 teachers planned absences, twice the number of available substitutes.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the second-largest district with 150,000 students, announced Friday it would cancel classes because of the rally. Durham County, with 33,000 students, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools, with 12,000, … [Read more...] about North Carolina school districts closing for teacher protest
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The rematch of an extremely close 2016 North Carolina congressional primary may hinge as much on which Republican candidate seems to more vigorously support President Donald Trump as who more successfully mobilizes Christian conservatives.Only 134 votes separated U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger and the Rev. Mark Harris two years ago in the race for the Republican nomination in a freshly redrawn 9th District that grafted parts of affluent Charlotte and its suburbs onto poor, rural counties along the South Carolina border north to abut Fort BraggThe top two candidates in Tuesday's three-man primary are once again touting their evangelical credentials — Harris was longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte and Pittenger once worked for Campus Crusade for Christ. The big difference this year is the White House. With Trump now in office, each has argued the other failed to support fully the president or his agenda.The strategy could be precarious … [Read more...] about In rematch, North Carolina race as much about Trump as faith
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak Email the author April 26 at 10:40 AM Email the author Lynnette Hardaway, left, and her sister Rochelle Richardson, aka “Diamond and Silk,” seen here at an August 2016 rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., soared to fame as YouTube personalities when they declared their support of candidate Donald Trump. (Johnny Louis/WireImage) Lynnette Hardaway’s conversion from lifelong Democrat to Donald J. Trump’s “most vocal and loyal supporter” happened sometime between her concluding that Democrats “didn’t give a damn about my fellow … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: How two small-town North Carolina sisters found fame as Trump fans.