Will Doran is the PolitiFact North Carolina reporter at the News & Observer.

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Recent stories from Will Doran

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.

Checking on North Carolina's bathroom law affecting its economy

Stopping in Texas, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest aired claims about North Carolina's experience with its bathroom law adopted in 2016. To the fact checks...

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.

Gov. Roy Cooper's top campaign promises: The Coop-O-Meter

A quick overview of N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper's promises that we'll track via the Coop-O-Meter.

Our ten most popular fact-checks from 2016

What did people in North Carolina want to know about in 2016? Our top 10 articles from the year give some clues.

Dubious claims from both sides during North Carolina special session

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

Coming in 2017: Announcing the Coop-O-Meter!

The back-and-forth took long enough, but North Carolina finally has a winner in the governor's race. And that means we're about to start tracking his political promises. Get ready for the Coop-O-Meter.