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President Obama to promote jobs bill in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 3:09pm.

The White House said Friday in a news release that Obama will visit the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday to talk about the $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending he unveiled Thursday before a joint session of Congress.

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Etheridge becomes adviser for NC storm recovery
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 1:24pm.

Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene.

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Groups challenge Duke-Progress Energy merger in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 9:42am.

Some environmental groups have filed last-minute challenges to the proposed merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy.

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UNC system loses 3,000 workers after budget
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 10:16am.

The University of North Carolina system says it has cut more than 3,000 jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget

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NC ACLU sues over 'Choose Life' license plates
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/08/2011 - 10:12am.

The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent production of North Carolina's new anti-abortion "Choose Life" license plates.

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Conservative group running ads in support of amendment to prohibit gay marriage in NC
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 8:59pm.

The legislative arm of a conservative Christian group is running radio ads urging listeners to ask certain state lawmakers to support a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina.

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NC misses mental illness deadline
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 1:09pm.

North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street.

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