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Teachers make statement about education reforms, pay

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videoPublic school teachers around the state decked out in red hit the streets to take a stand against recent spending cuts. In New Hanover County, educators and even some parents and students stood outside their schools holding signs in support of better pay and benefits for teachers. Full story...
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NC teachers' group getting behind school "walk in"

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Public school teachers previously talking about a walkout next month to protest education policies by the North Carolina legislature are now urging solidarity behind what they call a more positive job action. Full story...
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NC educators oppose law ending job protections

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videoSome public school teachers and school administrators are pushing back against a new North Carolina law that eliminates job protections for educators. Full story...
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Lawmakers want quicker fix to NC Medicaid billing

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North Carolina General Assembly members want more assurances that delays for hospitals and doctors getting Medicaid claims paid through a new billing system will be fixed sooner rather than later. Full story...
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Other new NC laws taking effect Oct. 1

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New laws taking effect Tuesday in North Carolina will: make clear the definition of "recreational facilities" where local governments can regulate the possession of concealed weapons. The definition includes athletic fields, swimming pools and gymnasium but doesn't include playgrounds, greenways or bike paths. Full story...
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Berger won't join crowded US Senate primary in NC

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North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger will not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying it's not the right time to take on a statewide campaign. Full story...
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UPDATED: General Assembly overrides Gov. McCrory's vetoes; Governor disappointed

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video The legislation requires drug-testing for welfare recipients and creates a wider exemption for employers to calculate whether they must access a federal database to determine the legal status of new hires. Full story...
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NC lawmakers returning to decide on veto overrides

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videoThe North Carolina General Assembly is returning to work to consider whether to override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes. Full story...
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McCrory may benefit from vetoes no matter outcome

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videoThe North Carolina legislature returns to Raleigh on Tuesday to determine whether it will override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes. Full story...
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Goolsby: Local government, not state, to blame for low education spending

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video As local education administrators call for state lawmakers to increase spending in schools, Sen. Thom Goolsby says the group he affectionately calls "educrats" needs to do its homework. But educators say it's the senator who needs to check his facts. Full story...
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