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NC health chief: Agency is getting fixed
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:13pm.

The new chief of North Carolina's embattled health department says Medicaid reform and improving computer systems are her top two priorities.

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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:29pm.

videoSome political activists want some state leaders to put their money where their mouth is. At a rally in Wilmington today the group said the governor and other Republican leaders should try to live on the amount they want the state to pay the unemployed.

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NC school board stands against paddling students
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 11:27am.

North Carolina's state school board says it opposes using physical pain to enforce discipline, saying corporal punishment does more harm than good.

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NC House panel OKs more meth penalties
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 3:49pm.

Additional penalties for people who make methamphetamine in North Carolina or possess a key ingredient in making it have been approved by a House committee.

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Rabon bill would mean sweeping changes to state boards, commissions
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 3:45pm.

video If a bill in the state Senate becomes law, there will be some big changes on state boards and commissions, including the NC Utilities Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission. The bill proposes dismissing members of the bodies, and letting the governor and Republican-led legislature appoint new members.

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NC bill would create new vocational HS diplomas
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:39pm.

A new bill working its way through the North Carolina legislature would create new high school graduation requirements focusing on vocational training to help graduating students not headed to college to get jobs.

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Panel OKs tougher funeral protest penalties in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:33pm.

Criminal penalties for people who disrupt a funeral or memorial service would get tougher under a bill approved by a House judiciary committee.

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NC House panel OKs amendment on landowner rights
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 12:32pm.

The North Carolina House has resumed its effort to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot that makes clear governments can't condemn someone's private property solely for private economic development.

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Richardson meets with NC Senate leader on stadium
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 11:36am.

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has met with the Republican leaders of the North Carolina Senate to talk about improvements for the team's stadium in Charlotte.

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Embattled former State Sen. R.C. Soles getting state award
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:56pm.

video Former State Senator R.C. Soles is scheduled to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine next week.

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