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McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward' Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.

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McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash Video included

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Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
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Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago. More>>

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

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The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain. More>>

New TV ads heat up NC Senate race Video included

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The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator. More>>

McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

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Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers. More>>

Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

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The Wake County judge who ordered Duke Energy to take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash ponds has denied the utility’s request for a stay in the matter. More>>

Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments

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A new ad attacks Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
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More NC Senate candidates release money totals

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Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. More>>

McCrory says tax overhaul will create jobs, attract business to NC Video included

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Tax day is becoming increasingly political in North Carolina, and conservatives on Tuesday used the day to praise their major tax overhaul while critics said it will burden the middle and lower classes. More>>

Feds: NC has made 'significant strides' in food stamps backlog Video included

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A federal administrator said North Carolina has “made significant strides” in providing services to families in need of food stamps, according to a letter dated April 15. More>>

McCrory Twitter account calls Masters jacket 'infamous'

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McCrory's Twitter account used a surprising word to describe the green jacket given to the Masters champion.
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NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

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North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples. More>>

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

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Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation. More>>

NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears Video included

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There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers. More>>

Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court Video included

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North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. More>>

NC teacher salary report doesn't please all

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A North Carolina committee on teacher salaries doesn't go far enough, some say.
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Nurse, ex-mayor, Canadian also run for NC Senate

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Heather Grant got in the U.S. Senate race following a brief military nursing career when she wasn't persuaded to support other early candidates. More>>

2 Democrats challenge favored Hagan in NC primary

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While many Republicans want to vote U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan out of office in November, other voters get the chance to affirm her as the Democratic Party's nominee with their votes in May. More>>

NC lawmakers want tuition grant program resumed

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North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say they plan to ask the state Supreme Court to stop a lower-court decision that prevents a new program using taxpayer money for tuition at K-12 private or religious schools this fall. More>>

Today is deadline to register for May NC primary

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A new law means North Carolina residents are no longer allowed to register to vote during early voting. So they're just about out of time if they want to cast ballots for the May 6 primary. More>>

NCAE town hall hopes to get General Assembly's attention Video included

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The General Assembly will be facing down a lot of frustrated teachers when it gets back in session.  More>>

Suit cites urgency to overturn NC gay marriage ban

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems. More>>

Some NC lawmakers want governor's order canceled

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Some North Carolina legislators say Gov. Pat McCrory went too far with an executive order last summer about how to enforce a new law on leaking trash trucks and want it canceled. More>>

Promising new technique helps people with paralysis Video included

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In a new study released Tuesday in the journal Brain, researchers demonstrate a promising new technique that will help people with paralysis.


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NC Republicans hold more top effectiveness spots

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North Carolina Republicans expanded their majorities at the General Assembly at 2012. A survey assembled every two years by a nonpartisan research group finds they are wielding more influence in the legislative process, too. More>>

NC Senate hopefuls announce 1st quarter totals

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Leading North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are announcing their fundraising totals so far this year before they're required to tell election regulators next week.
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Tillis bets on NC legislative record in Senate bid

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Thom Tillis is betting the General Assembly's accomplishments since he became House speaker in 2011 will win him the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. More>>

NC Libertarian convention meeting this weekend

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North Carolina's Libertarian Party will have an unusual gathering this weekend because it will host a forum for its primary candidates for U.S. Senate. More>>

High court voids overall contribution limits

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The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. More>>

McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

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McCrory Chief Legal Counsel Bob Stephens says Cooper has complicated the issue by using Duke's massive coal ash spill to raise money for his campaign. More>>

Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

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A change in a regulatory reform bill could help Duke Energy avoid some costly cleanup costs. More>>

Hillary Clinton calls Benghazi her biggest regret Video included

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was noncommittal on her political plans in an interview at the NADA convention. More>>

Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

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The public more often uses Google to learn the names of their current representatives, recent election results or the official state flower. More>>

Competing NC tax overhaul bills discussed

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House and Senate Republicans are providing more details about their competing plans to overhaul North Carolina's tax system. More>>

Humane Society, NC Chamber differ on bill's intent Video included

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An animal protection group is running a television ad opposing a bill they say would make it harder to uncover animal abuse with whistleblower videos at North Carolina companies. More>>

Senate Republicans moving NC budget to House

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Senate Republicans are about ready to hand off their North Carolina state budget proposal to their counterparts in the House. More>>

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  • McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward'

    McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:35:12 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.
    Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.

  • McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash

    McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:54:45 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCroryGov. Pat McCrory
    Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
    Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
  • Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

    Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:31:01 GMT
    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
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  • 2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:40:27 GMT
    The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia (AN'-toh-nihn skuh-LEE'-uh) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the...
    The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.
  • Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Obama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:00:36 GMT
    President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow...
    President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't...
  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    Algerians are trickling into the polls to elect a new president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be won by the ailing incumbent.
    The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced.
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