The 2018 midterm elections marked a milestone for voting rights in the U.S. A constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida restored the right to vote for more than 1 million ex-felons. Kris Kobach, who investigated non-existent voter fraud for President Donald Trump after the 2016 election, lost the Kansas governor’s race. In Georgia, a
While the media and public raged, the U.S. government’s response to the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul was predictably borderline apathetic. Despite claims by the Saudi government, Khashoggi was by no means a radical. A progressive but respectful critic of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Khashoggi spent years
Lifelong farmer Bill Moretz is running to serve on the board that directly affects his trade, the Watauga County Soil and Water Conservation district supervisor. Moretz was born in Boone and grew up self-reliant on a subsistence farm, growing enough food to feed his family with little surplus. After spending six years in the Navy
A career businessman now making the switch and trying his hand in politics, Tommy Sofield said he hopes to bring a collaborative attitude and an open mind to Watauga County if elected to the Board of Commissioners. An App State alumnus and former football team captain in 1975, Sofield, 66, received the Outstanding Service award from
The Appalachian State Politics Club hosted a debate for the candidates of the 93rd district of the North Carolina House of Representatives Tuesday. Incumbent Jonathan Jordan (R) faced Ray Russell (D) of raysweather.com in “a very competitive election with two quality candidates,” William Hicks, assistant professor of political science and moderator of the debate, said.