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NC lottery ad changes going to House panel

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Bipartisan legislation to place more advertising restrictions on North Carolina's lottery and scale back its marketing connections to education is to be considered in the state House. Full story...
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House Republican to discuss voter ID plans

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North Carolina House Republicans want to talk about how they'll go about creating legislation that would require citizens to show photo identification before voting in person. Full story...
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NC lawmakers, McCrory looking at lottery changes

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A bill scheduled for House debate this week would delete the name "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery and tweak advertising. Full story...
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Energy exploration bill returns to NC Senate panel

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Supporters of a bill to allow permits for underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina say the legislation would cause energy companies to consider drilling in the state. Full story...
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NC museum to display Ann McCrory's inaugural gown

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North Carolina first lady Ann McCrory is turning over her inaugural gown to the NC Museum of History, which will include it in an exhibition about governors and their spouses. Full story...
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NC school board stands against paddling students

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North Carolina's state school board says it opposes using physical pain to enforce discipline, saying corporal punishment does more harm than good. Full story...
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Gun supporters expected at NC General Assembly

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A gun-rights organization is reminding North Carolina lawmakers its members believe in the right to bear arms and they shouldn't attempt to pass legislation that narrows the freedom. Full story...
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NC House taking up unemployment insurance fix

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An unemployment insurance package that would eliminate North Carolina's $2.6 billion debt to the federal government by cutting jobless benefits and raising business taxes remains on the fast track at the General Assembly. Full story...
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2 NC Capitol Police officers under investigation

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Two Capitol Police officers in Raleigh have been suspended while officials investigate off-duty work. Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan announced the suspensions and investigation Sunday night. Full story...
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NC House speaker talks about 2013 session

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The leader of the North Carolina House says focusing on government efficiencies and fixing the state's indebted unemployment insurance system will free up money so businesses can create jobs and vulnerable citizens are cared for. Full story...
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