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Senate approves Goolsby's Racial Justice Act repeal

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videoThe state Senate agrees that the Racial Justice Act should be repealed completely in North Carolina as one way to restart executions after a more than six-year hiatus. Full story...
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NC bill seeks to legalize sweepstakes cafes, games

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A bill to legalize and tax sweepstakes cafes in North Carolina has been filed by legislators whose campaigns accepted cash from gaming operators. Full story...
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Groups challenge Racial Justice Act repeal

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Opposition groups and some North Carolina lawmakers are voicing their disapproval of a bill they say will kick-start executions in the state. Full story...
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NC Sen. Curtis files legislation to stop co-ed dorm rooms at UNC

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The bill states that the University of North Carolina shall prohibit the assignment of members of the opposite sex to the same room, suite or apartment, unless they are siblings or legally married. Full story...
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NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to take oversight of taxpayer-funded charter schools away from the state school board that runs other public schools. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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NC panel OKs optional motorcycle helmet for adults

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videoThere's enough support in a North Carolina House committee to limit the state's motorcycle helmet requirement to just those people under age 21. Full story...
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NC Senate panel backs Goolsby's execution rule changes

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video An effort by Senate Republicans that they say will kick-start the resumption of executions in North Carolina and get rid of the Racial Justice Act has been approved by a legislative committee. Full story...
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NC House wants kids to focus on handwriting

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require that school children learn how to write and multiply even in today's modern world. Full story...
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Goolsby discusses bill to repeal Racial Justice Act

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby vowed to end the de facto moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina. Goolsby said District Attorneys statewide have called on him to try to repeal the Racial Justice Act. His proposal would completely repeal the law. Full story...
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Sen. Goolsby files bill to end 'de facto moratorium' on death penalty

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videoThe process for executing those sentenced to death in North Carolina would be streamlined under legislation presented in the NC General Assembly. Full story...
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NC House committee hears more about voter ID

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Some elections and voting experts say there are other ways to discourage the potential for fraud while casting ballots that don't necessarily require North Carolina voters to obtain photo identification. Full story...
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NC House backs "Kilah's Law" on abuse penalties

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North Carolina House members agree convicted child abusers should receive longer sentences for their violent actions. Full story...
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Goolsby bill seeks open government rule violation as crime

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videoA lawmaker's effort to make it a criminal misdemeanor for an official to violate North Carolina's public records and open meetings laws faces an uphill climb in the state Senate after committee members and local government lobbyists objected. Full story...
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NC House Republicans lay out voter ID bill process

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videoNorth Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like. Full story...
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