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Proposed NC redistricting going to lawyers, court

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North Carolina legislative leaders are ready to turn in proposed new boundaries for North Carolina's congressional and General Assembly districts designed for use starting with next year's elections through 2020. Full story...
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Some NC schools look for teachers, lose others

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Administrators are scrambling to hire teachers with the new school year less than a week away for most North Carolina students, even as budget-cutting forces layoffs of other workers. Full story...
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Perdue order adds to NC pre-kindergarten battle

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Gov. Bev Perdue is stepping into a battle over North Carolina's efforts to prepare all 4-year-olds for school. Full story...
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Judge weighs NC funds cutoff of Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge is weighing whether to invalidate part of the state budget that cuts off North Carolina's two Planned Parenthood affiliates from federal or state family planning money. Full story...
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NC charter schools seeking capital funds lose case

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North Carolina's Court of Appeals is telling charter schools seeking taxpayer money to buy and maintain their buildings and buses to take it up with lawmakers. Full story...
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No NC schools adding classroom days

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All North Carolina public schools will be allowed to avoid adding five classroom days to the coming academic year and instead add time to improve teacher training. Full story...
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Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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North Carolina legislature finalize redistricting plans

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The North Carolina Legislature has completed redrawing boundaries for the General Assembly and the state's congressional delegation based on changing population patterns since 2000. Full story...
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NC House beats abortion rules veto, Senate next

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The North Carolina House is pushing ahead with legislation that would place additional restrictions on abortions. Full story...
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Democrats offer NC redistricting alternative maps

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Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature are offering alternative maps that redraw election district boundaries for themselves and the state's congressional representatives to counter Republican plans still likely to be approved this week. Full story...
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