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  • Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

    Week of protests to wrap up at NC Capitol

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:13:38 GMT
    A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
    A coalition led by North Carolina's NAACP is wrapping up a week of demonstrations at the state capitol with a rally for voting rights.
  • Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

    Tillis to highlight NC teacher raises in TV ad

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:11:43 GMT
    House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
    House Speaker Thom Tillis will highlight teacher pay raises approved by the North Carolina legislature this year in a television ad to first air on the eve of his first U.S. Senate debate with Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.
  • Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

    Radio ads praise NC lawmakers for fracking votes

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:44:36 GMT
    The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
    The energy industry is thanking several North Carolina lawmakers who supported fracking legislation with radio ads in their districts as elections approach.
  • Brubaker ranked top NC lobbyist

    Brubaker ranked top NC lobbyist

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:26:39 GMT
    The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 legislative session. 
    The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 legislative session. 
  • Head of NC counties leaving for national post

    Head of NC counties leaving for national post

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:20:59 GMT
    David F. Thompson will become president and managing director of the national group's financial services office in November.
    David F. Thompson will become president and managing director of the national group's financial services office in November.
  • Hagan tested by Obama's visit to her state

    Hagan tested by Obama's visit to her state

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:24:11 GMT
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    President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan.
    President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan.
  • Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed

    Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:29:21 GMT
    A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed.
    A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed.
  • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:36:33 GMT
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    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
  • State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

    State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:13 GMT
    People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
    Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
    Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
  • Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

    Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:44:30 GMT
    Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
    Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
    Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
  • NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

    NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:47:46 GMT
    House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps.
    House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps.
  • Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

    Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:56:39 GMT
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    A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill.
    A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill.
  • Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

    Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

    N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall.N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall.
    Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
    Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
  • McCrory names Mark Martin chief justice of NC Supreme Court

    McCrory names Mark Martin chief justice of NC Supreme Court

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:17:54 GMT
    Associate justice Mark Martin was named the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.Associate justice Mark Martin was named the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

    McCrory named Mark Martin to replace Chief Justice Sarah Parker, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of the month.

    McCrory named Mark Martin to replace Chief Justice Sarah Parker, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of the month.

  • Tillis touts working-class values in new TV ad

    Tillis touts working-class values in new TV ad

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:37:28 GMT
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis' first general election television ad touts working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis' first general election television ad touts working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis aired his first general election television ad Monday, touting working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis aired his first general election television ad Monday, touting working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.
  • Coal ash may not get addressed in NCGA session

    Coal ash may not get addressed in NCGA session

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:00:17 GMT
    A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.
    Lawmakers will return to the General Assembly Monday afternoon, trying to get in some last minute legislation before they adjourn for the summer.
    Lawmakers will return to the General Assembly Monday afternoon, trying to get in some last minute legislation before they adjourn for the summer.
  • NCGA session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

    NCGA session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:50:56 GMT
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    This year's General Assembly session is almost done. Lawmakers hope to wrap up their work this coming week.
    This year's General Assembly session is almost done. Lawmakers hope to wrap up their work this coming week.
  • General Assembly coming back again next week

    General Assembly coming back again next week

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:41:30 GMT
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    North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants.
    North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants.
  • NC Democrats offer alternative to coal ash plan

    NC Democrats offer alternative to coal ash plan

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:32:01 GMT
    Tanks used to cleanup coal ash from the Dan RiverTanks used to cleanup coal ash from the Dan River
    A group of Democrats in the North Carolina House has introduced a bill that would forbid Duke Energy from passing the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps on to its electricity customers.
    A group of Democrats in the North Carolina House has introduced a bill that would forbid Duke Energy from passing the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps on to its electricity customers.
  • McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

    McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-03-25 20:34:12 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

    Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

    Monday, March 17 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-03-17 23:13:48 GMT
    Editor's note: This story is developing and will be updatedAfter a coalition of environmental groups sued to force Duke Energy to clean up nearly three dozen leaky coal ash dumps spread across North Carolina,
    A change in a regulatory reform bill could help Duke Energy avoid some costly cleanup costs.
  • Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

    Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

    Sunday, January 12 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-01-12 22:50:37 GMT
    The public more often uses Google to learn the names of their current representatives, recent election results or the official state flower.
    The public more often uses Google to learn the names of their current representatives, recent election results or the official state flower.
  • Competing NC tax overhaul bills discussed

    Competing NC tax overhaul bills discussed

    Thursday, May 30 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-05-30 15:16:45 GMT
    House and Senate Republicans are providing more details about their competing plans to overhaul North Carolina's tax system.
    House and Senate Republicans are providing more details about their competing plans to overhaul North Carolina's tax system.
  • Humane Society, NC Chamber differ on bill's intent

    Humane Society, NC Chamber differ on bill's intent

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-29 00:08:27 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Senate Republicans moving NC budget to House

    Senate Republicans moving NC budget to House

    Thursday, May 23 2013 4:17 AM EDT2013-05-23 08:17:42 GMT
    Senate Republicans are about ready to hand off their North Carolina state budget proposal to their counterparts in the House.
    Senate Republicans are about ready to hand off their North Carolina state budget proposal to their counterparts in the House.
  • Tata will get 2 salaries as DOT chief

    Tata will get 2 salaries as DOT chief

    Tony Tata will be the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
    Tony Tata will be the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
  • White House outlines budget cuts impact on NC

    White House outlines budget cuts impact on NC

    Monday, February 25 2013 6:53 AM EST2013-02-25 11:53:56 GMT
    Governor Pat McCrory is in Washington, along with other governors, meeting with President Barack Obama. The president is expected to discuss budget cuts with the governors Monday.
    Governor Pat McCrory is in Washington, along with other governors, meeting with President Barack Obama. The president is expected to discuss budget cuts with the governors Monday.
  • Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week

    Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week

    Monday, January 28 2013 9:28 AM EST2013-01-28 14:28:09 GMT
    Community leaders and advocates for the unemployed are calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum employment benefit of $350 weekly that lawmakers are considering. Challenge sponsor
    Community leaders and advocates for the unemployed are calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum employment benefit of $350 weekly that lawmakers are considering. 
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