N&O political prognosticator Rob Christensen makes predictions about what to expect in 2013: voter ID, limited tax reform, gun laws, tracking and a Thom Tillis run for U.S. Senate. See them all here and comment on what you think will happen.
More political headlines below:
--Sue Myrick's term in Congress is coming to an end. Franco Ordonez takes a look: In the public arena, she has been at the center of heated debates on controversial issues including immigration and terrorism. But the image of her working on behalf of vulnerable North Carolina families is exactly what friends and colleagues say defines her the best.
--Sixteen new laws take effect Tuesday. Most are technical fixes, but there are new ones that affect companies selling kitchen grease, day care owners and fishermen. See some noteworthy changes.
--A review of faculty athletic committee minutes contradicts a major finding in Gov. Jim Martin's report on academic fraud at UNC-Chapel Hill: that the athletic department and academic support tried to raise red flags.