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GOP: Proper for officials to refuse to marry gays

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Twenty-eight Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are urging state courts administrators not to punish employees who refuse to marry gay couples based on religious objections. Full story...
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Catlin, Jordan square off in first debate

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videoThe fall campaign season is upon us. Tonight, candidates for NC House District 20 met for a debate sponsored by WWAY and WHQR. Rick Catlin and Betsy Jordan squared off in a candidate's forum, and both candidates started off talking film incentives. Full story...
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Vos: System for investigating deaths 'underfunded'

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State Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos says North Carolina's system for investigating suspicious deaths has been "chronically understaffed and underfunded." Full story...
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Catlin, Jordan to debate tonight on WWAYTV3.com

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videoThe fall campaign season is upon us. Tonight, candidates for NC House District 20 will meet for a debate sponsored by WWAY and WHQR. Full story...
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Forest promotes NC 'I Support Teachers' plate

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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says the public can help boost North Carolina public school teacher compensation in the long run by requesting a specialty license plate authorized by the General Assembly this year. Full story...
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NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed

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Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases. Full story...
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Local film industry reacts to McCrory's statement

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he will not be calling lawmakers back to Raleigh for legislation left behind by this year's General Assembly session. This could mean curtains for the film industry. Full story...
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McCrory won't call lawmakers back for special session

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video In what could be the final nail in the coffin for North Carolina's film industry, Gov. Pat McCrory says he will not call for the General Assembly to return to Raleigh for a special session. Full story...
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DHHS Oversight,1st Ld NC health officials highlight Medicaid finances

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North Carolina health officials are celebrating a positive cash balance within the state Medicaid agency for the most recent fiscal year. They're also crediting a consultant's work for helping bring Medicaid finances under control. The state budget office told a General Assembly oversight committee Tuesday that Medicaid had $64 million remaining when the year ended June 30. The state Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of Medicaid. Full story...
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McCrory aims to stump for Tillis in US Senate race

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he plans to do anything he can to help fellow Republican Thom Tillis' election campaign for the U.S. Senate in November, and will campaign for state legislators as time allows. McCrory said Tuesday he's planning to actively campaign for Tillis. The governor noted he endorsed the top lawmaker in the state House before the Republican primary election in May. Full story...
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