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Spending bill delays some flood insurance hikes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:33pm.

videoHomeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill.

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Battle over unemployment benefits latest example of political polarization
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:43pm.

videoA battle over unemployment benefits has become another partisan battle in the Tar Heel State, and in Washington, renewing unemployment benefits is stuck in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans.

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FIRST ON 3: Saffo says he has no plans to run for Congress
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:44pm.

videoWilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he does not have plans to run for the Congressional seat open after Rep. Mike McIntyre announced he will retire at the end of his ninth term.

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Barfield, White, Rouzer weigh in on Congressional race
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:38pm.

video Jonathan Barfield, Woody White and David Rouzer are three politicians with three different sets of ideas, but they all say they are happy Mike McIntyre has decided to retire at the end of his term.

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McIntyre retiring from Congress at end of term
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Wed, 01/08/2014 - 9:42pm.

videoRep. Mike McIntyre is retiring after nearly two decades in the US House of Representatives. He said he made the decision after talking with his family during the holidays.

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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:37pm.

It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago.

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US Rep. Jones undergoes kidney stone surgery
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:28pm.

US Rep. Walter Jones has had successful kidney stone surgery. Jones' office said the 70-year-old Republican has several kidney stones removed Monday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

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Woody White considering run for Congress
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/24/2013 - 8:14am.

videoNew Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White is considering a run for a much higher office. White is expected to enter the race for the 7th District Congressional seat next year, but White told WWAY last night he will not make a formal announcement until January after GOP sources said the former state senator could make an announcement as soon as today.

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McIntyre reacts to Congress stalling on the Farm Bill
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 5:56pm.

videoIf lawmakers cannot agree on the Farm Bill by Jan. 1, products like milk, which costs about $3.50 a gallon now, could double to about $7 a gallon if Congress does not take action.

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$7 milk a possibility as Congress heads home for Thanksgiving
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:22pm.

videoA trip to the super market could cost a lot more next year unless Congress gets to work soon. Congress left for Thanksgiving break without passing the Farm Bill. If Ccongress does not pass the bill before Jan. 1, it may cause prices of staples like corn, soybeans and wheat to soar.

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