Washington taking a shine to rising star Sen. Edwards

WASHINGTON — From Union Station’s newsstands to the city’s corner drugstores, John Edwards’ face stares out at Washingtonians from the cover of Capital Style magazine, so large that his senatorial pores can be counted like beans.

“Building the Perfect Senator,” the headline reads. “John Edwards is rich and rugged. But is he ready?”

The answer is, he’d better be. … More Washington taking a shine to rising star Sen. Edwards

Games aim to boost goodwill, not area coffers

WASHINGTON — When 1999’s largest sporting event hits the Triangle for nine days this summer, it might seem natural to expect crowded stores, packed restaurants, jammed roads — and wide-open tourist wallets. But area business leaders and organizers of the Special Olympics World Games want to set the record straight. The main thing Triangle residents … More Games aim to boost goodwill, not area coffers

Historical votes: N.C. senators felt weight of impeachment trial roles – Helms berates media; Edwards reveals angst of decision

WASHINGTON — Although the outcome was clear long before the final roll call, Friday’s historic impeachment vote was more than an exercise in statesmanship for the Tar Heel state’s senators. Guilty, said Sen. Jesse Helms, a Republican veteran of 26 years. Not guilty, said Sen. John Edwards, a Democratic lawmaker a fraction as long as … More Historical votes: N.C. senators felt weight of impeachment trial roles – Helms berates media; Edwards reveals angst of decision

Lawmaker wants documents made available to taxpayers; Price would extend Congress research arm’s use to public

WASHINGTON — They are the personal research librarians for members of Congress, and Rep. David Price wants you to be able to check them out. … More Lawmaker wants documents made available to taxpayers; Price would extend Congress research arm’s use to public

City wins $2.4M to fight lead poisoning – HUD: Grant will help low-income children in private housing

WASHINGTON — The city of Durham has won a $2.4 million federal grant to alleviate lead poisoning among low-income children living in private housing, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday. Durham was the only city in North Carolina to receive a portion of the $50 million awarded for lead hazard control nationwide. … More City wins $2.4M to fight lead poisoning – HUD: Grant will help low-income children in private housing