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Parental consent for treatment of STDs in NC bill

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require minors seeking treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and other problems to get parental consent first. Full story...
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Skyway, other turnpike projects removed from NC House bill

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Three contentious turnpike projects are no longer included in Gov. Pat McCrory's transportation overhaul. The House Appropriations Committee adopted a new version of the bill Tuesday that removed the Cape Fear Skyway, the Garden Parkway and the Mid-Currituck Bridge from the plan. Full story...
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NC House tentatively OK's concealed weapon bill

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The state House has given its initial approval to Republican legislation that would expand where concealed weapon permit holders can carry or store their pistols, while extending penalties for crimes committed with a gun. Full story...
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Late Sen. Ed Jones recalled by NC General Assembly

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Former legislative colleagues from both political parties are remembering state Sen. Ed Jones as a man of dignity who inspired loyalty and cared about education. Full story...
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House bill would restrict species from commercial fishing, raise recreational license fees

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video Commercial fishing is a $180 million industry in North Carolina. Now a bill in the state House could filet a chunk of commercial fishing And turn it over to recreational anglers. Full story...
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Senate bill would remove class size cap, cut teacher aides

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videoA school budget bill in the General Assembly could make things even tougher on classroom teachers, and that could mean an impact on your child's education. Full story...
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Gender-based abortion limit considered by NC House

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Republicans at the North Carolina legislature are resuming efforts to limit abortions with a bill that seeks to punish doctors when the child's sex is the primary factor in having the procedure. Full story...
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McCrory's transportation model reaches NC House

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A new transportation funding model that Gov. Pat McCrory says will direct scarce resources to higher-impact projects is making its way through the North Carolina House. Full story...
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NC House Dems ask for changes on immigration bill

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Democratic lawmakers are asking the architects of a North Carolina House immigration bill to tone down some of its enforcement measures. Full story...
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NC House bill requires schools to keep epi-pens

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Some North Carolina lawmakers and advocates want to require schools to keep a supply of epinephrine pens to treat potentially life-threatening allergic reactions. Full story...
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NC House budget committee endorses voter ID bill

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A North Carolina voter identification bill is headed to the House floor after the last of three committees signed off on the legislation. Full story...
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Supporters of film industry rally downtown

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With only two days notice, supporters of Wilmington's film industry attracted thousands of people Downtown to rally against possible changes in the state's film incentives. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Catlin, Millis refuse to do interview about bill to stop film tax credits

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video Two local lawmakers have introduced a bill into the North Carolina House of Representatives that local film industry insiders say would effectively ruin the film industry in the Tar Heel state. Full story...
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Catlin, Millis sponsor bill to change film incentive law

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videoA bill filed in the state House could make it harder for North Carolina to bring big productions to Hollywood East. Full story...
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Bill to change NC redistricting has many sponsors

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House Republicans and Democrats backing changes to how legislative and congressional districts are drawn every ten years say their proposal would create fair maps no matter which party is in power in North Carolina. Full story...
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