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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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In this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Oct. 3, 2022, News & Observer politics reporter Dawn Vaughan talks with Kyle Ingram about our Project 170, which brings coverage of legislative races statewide. Hear previews of three significant races plus our picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Jan. 30, 2023, host Dawn Vaughan and DC correspondent Danielle Battaglia talk about what North Carolina's 14 U.S. House members have been up to lately, including the Speaker Kevin McCarthy drama. Plus their picks for Headliner of the Week. Host: Dawn Vaughan Executive Producer: Jordan Schrader Producer: Laura Brache Audio editor: Laura Brache For more North Carolina government and politics news, subscribe to the Under the Dome politics newsletter from The News & Observer and the NC Insider at newsobserver.com/under-the-dome/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Didn't get a seat to The NC Insider/News & Observer's sold-out Legislative Preview event with House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger? Listen to the entire, unedited conversation here. -------- For more North Carolina government and politics news, subscribe to the Under the Dome politics newsletter from The News & Observer and the NC Insider at newsobserver.com/under-the-dome and ncinsider.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Jan. 23, 2023, N&O reporter Dawn Vaughan talks with former Republican Senate staffer Pat Ryan about what the supermajority means and his former boss, Senate leader Berger. Plus Vaughan and Ryan's picks for Headliner of the Week. Host: Dawn Vaughan Executive Producer: Jordan Schrader Producer: Laura Brache Audio editor: Laura Brache For more North Carolina government and politics news, subscribe to the Under the Dome politics newsletter from The News & Observer and the NC Insider at newsobserver.com/under-the-dome/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Jan. 16, 2023, News & Observer politics reporter and podcast host Dawn Vaughan talks with health reporter Teddy Rosenbluth and politics reporter Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi about the latest developments with changing from Blue Cross NC to Aetna in the State Health Plan. Plus the start of the NCGA session and Headliner of the Week. Host: Dawn Vaughan Executive Producer: Jordan Schrader Producer: Laura Brache Audio editor: Laura Brache Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Jan. 9, 2023, News & Observer politics reporters Dawn Vaughan and Will Doran tell you what to expect as the North Carolina General Assembly comes back for its long session. Plus what factors are at play in legislation, maps and 2024 — and their picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Dec. 26, 2022, News & Observer reporter Dawn Vaughan interviews outgoing Cumberland County Sen. Kirk deViere, a Democrat who served four years. He lost his primary after Gov. Roy Cooper endorsed his opponent. What deViere says about the "political machine" and his time in office. Plus their picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Content warning: The following episode contains discussions of rape and abortion. Listener discretion advised. On this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Dec. 19, 2022, News & Observer politics reporter Dawn Vaughan talks with Sen. Jim Perry, a Kinston, NC Republican, about his views about legislation on Medicaid expansion, abortion, the state budget and more looking ahead to the 2023 legislative session. Plus how he became a senator, what he knows about Rep. John Bell, and Perry and Vaughan's picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Dec. 12, 2022, News & Observer politics reporter talks with U.S. Rep. Deborah Ross, a Raleigh Democrat, about North Carolina's Congressional freshmen, what it was like inside the U.S. Supreme Court last week, what's in common between state and federal lawmakers and more. Plus our picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on the Under the Dome politics podcast, host Dawn Vaughan talks with the main reporting team behind a project by The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer, “Big Poultry.” Plus a sneak peek of what’s to come in their coverage. Listen to the end for our picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode for the week of Nov. 28, 2022, N&O reporters Dawn Vaughan and Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi talk about write-in votes, the former state senators who are now Congressional freshmen and Gov. Cooper's vetoes. Plus our picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Nov. 21, 2022, N&O politics reporter Dawn Vaughan talks with Western Carolina University politics professor Chris Cooper. Cooper is oft-quoted by reporters, but they talk more about what the legislative session dynamic will look like in 2023... And that time he shot hoops with Hubert Davis. Plus, both their picks for Headliner of the Week.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In another post-election episode, host Dawn Vaughan talks with several more folks on our Election Night coverage team to get behind-the-scenes looks at candidate watch parties. Plus what Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin's reelection means, including her new fellow City Council members. With N&O reporters Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi, Anna Johnson, Colleen Hammond and Korie Dean. And, of course, our Headliners of the Week, including the latest on lead found on the UNC campus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this bonus episode of Under the Dome on Nov. 9, 2022, Dawn Vaughan, Danielle Battaglia, Will Wright and Will Doran give the big takeaways from Election Night in North Carolina politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Election Day has arrived! In this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Nov. 7, 2022, we look at the US Senate race and downballot races, and what to expect. Dawn Vaughan, Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi and Danielle Battaglia break it down for you. Plus our picks for Headliner of the Week Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this Under the Dome podcast episode for the week of Oct. 31, 2022, News & Observer reporters Dawn Vaughan, Will Doran and Lars Dolder give the latest on chances of a General Assembly supermajority and what to know about NC Supreme Court races, a week before Election Day. Plus Headliners of the Week about NC State vs. Virginia Tech, Halloween and Twitter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this Under the Dome episode for the week of Oct. 24, 2022, News & Observer reporters Dawn Vaughan and Avi Bajpai, and Charlotte Observer reporter Will Wright talk about early voting turnout so far, the races to watch in Charlotte, fact checking political ads, common ground on gun bills and their picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode of Under the Dome for the week of Oct. 17, 2022, News & Observer politics reporter Dawn Vaughan and D.C. correspondent Danielle Battaglia talk about the recent violence in the news: both the January 6th Committee hearing that gave details of violence and response at the U.S. Capitol; as well as the names of the people shot and killed in the mass shooting in Raleigh. Plus their picks for Headliner of the Week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode, News & Observer reporters Dawn Vaughan and Will Doran talk about the N.C. Supreme Court, Voter ID and judges' races, plus what Democratic and Republican legislative leaders are saying about how the election results will impact their governing in 2023. Plus Headliners of the Week: marijuana and Kernersville! PROJECT 170: As part of our 2022 election coverage, we sent out hundreds of candidate questionnaires for all 170 races for the North Carolina General Assembly. Compiling these responses is a lengthy process, but a grant from the American Press Institute is helping make this special coverage possible. We’re calling it Project 170. Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article266610351.html#storylink=cpy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Under the Dome for the week of Sept. 26, 2022, find out what N&O reporters Dawn Vaughan and Lars Dolder said about the latest in Medicaid expansion, what you missed at Politics at the Pub with Rep. Saine and Leader Reives, loan taxes, beach pizza and golf.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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