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Legislature, Congress maps upheld by NC high court

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats. Full story...
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Police behavior subject of expected NC bill

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Lawmakers and social justice activists say it's time the General Assembly discusses how to improve relations between police and citizens, particularly young black men. Full story...
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Testing, excavation next with NC coal ash removal

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videoLegislators are learning about work to clean up more than 100 tons of coal ash held by Duke Energy before the utility starts removing the toxic material from pits and piles in North Carolina. Full story...
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New rules for NC abortion clinics unveiled

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North Carolina government health officials have developed new rules for the state's abortion clinics more than a year after the legislature demanded upgrades so that they would be treated like outpatient surgery centers. The proposed regulations were released Monday. Full story...
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NC House Republicans have choice of 6 for speaker

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Republican candidates to succeed Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker are walking the fine line between praising his four years leading the chamber and critiquing his tenure to promote their independence. There are six announced candidates heading into Saturday's meeting of the House Republican Caucus in Asheboro. The lawmaker they choose will almost certainly become speaker when the full House meets in January for the formal elections. That's because the GOP holds 74 of the chamber's 120 seats. Full story...
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Court: Some NC legislator emails must be released

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A federal court says North Carolina legislators aren't required to give up emails and papers exchanged with other lawmakers and staff to those suing over the state's election-overhaul law. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Joi Peake said their correspondence with third parties is largely fair game. Full story...
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McCrory sues legislators over coal ash commission

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video Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors have sued Republican leaders at the North Carolina Legislature over the makeup of the state's new Coal Ash Management Commission. Full story...
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NC legislature may not be over for this year

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The General Assembly's work may not be over this year if Gov. Pat McCrory believes replenishing a critical economic recruitment tool in North Carolina can't wait until January. Full story...
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Top NC GOP lawmakers appeal ruling gay marriage OK

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video North Carolina legislative leaders are giving formal notice that their lawyers will appeal a Greensboro federal judge's ruling that legalized same-sex marriages in the state. Full story...
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GOP remains comfortably in charge at NC statehouse

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Several million dollars from independent groups on top of an expensive US Senate race that negatively portrayed the Republican agenda in Raleigh helped Democrats knock off a few GOP incumbents at the North Carolina legislature on Election Day. Full story...
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