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NC teachers group sues over private school grants

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Advocacy groups representing parents and public education are suing North Carolina officials after the General Assembly passed a law this year allowing taxpayer money to help pay private school tuition. Full story...
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Year after Sandy Hook shooting, local schools getting money for SROs

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video New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools should soon get state money for more resource officers. It's part of $7 million legislators allocated in this year's state budget. Counties must match one dollar for every two from the state. Full story...
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Barber, others found guilty in Moral Monday protests

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videoA judge has found North Carolina NAACP President William Barber and 11 others guilty of second-degree trespassing and violating building rules while protesting in April at the state legislature. Full story...
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NHCS Board urges state to repeal mandate

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videoDozens of teachers and their supporters wore red in support of education at the New Hanover County School Board meeting. "Right now there is a mass exodus of highly qualified, fabulous North Carolina teachers leaving," said Janna Robertson, a UNCW professor. Full story...
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Ex-CIA chief asks NC lawmakers to protect grid

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Some academics and a former CIA director are urging North Carolina state lawmakers to require better protection of electricity transmission systems from solar flares and cyber and terrorist attacks. Full story...
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NC NAACP head in court to face protest charges

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A group of that includes North Carolina NAACP President William Barber is facing trial on charges stemming from mass protests at the state legislature. Full story...
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Laws about sex trafficking, child abuse, military funerals now in effect in NC

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videoNew laws ranging from sex trafficking to protecting military funerals are now in effect in the Tar Heel State. In all, North Carolinians have 42 new laws to abide by as of Sunday. Full story...
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NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

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North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem. Full story...
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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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