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Recent stories from Dan Barkin

Francis says Raleigh rebuilding City Hall because mayor wants 'nicer office.' That's misleading

Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Raleigh leaders have said they need a City Hall to make operations more efficient for staff members and the public.

North Carolina 'Raise The Age' push: Four mini fact-checks on criminal justice reform

Here are several quick explainers of different claims people are making about North Carolina's 'Raise The Age' push to stop automatically treating all 16- and 17-year-olds in the adult criminal justice system.

Was the Civil War unconstitutional?

A North Carolina legislator compared Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler and said the Civil War was unconstitutional. So we asked experts from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line what they thought.

Fact-checking N.C. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's pro-HB2 press conference in Texas

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest spoke in Texas about North Carolina's experience with House Bill 2. Texas is considering a similar bill. Here are several quick fact-checks of claims Forest made.

Claims of 80,000 protesters at Raleigh 'Moral March' appear to be inflated

Organizers of a large anti-Donald Trump rally in Raleigh this weekend said 80,000 people were there protesting. However, that's probably not accurate.

North Carolina teacher pay: $50,000 or not?

North Carolina Republicans spent much of 2016 saying they had raised the average teacher pay to $50,000. A new report shows they just barely missed the mark.

Dubious claims from both sides during North Carolina special session

Dubious claims from both sides have been flying back and forth in Raleigh.

Explaining the NCAA's logic in singling out North Carolina

The NCAA announced Monday night would pull its popular basketball tournament out of North Carolina in 2017, in addition to championship matches in 2016 and 2017 for soccer, golf, tennis, lacrosse and baseball. The reason? North Carolina's controversial LGBT law, often called HB2 or the "bathroom bill." Here's a closer look at the four factors the NCAA cited in its decision.