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NC abortion-rights supporters pressure McCrory

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Abortion-rights supporters are planning to camp outside of Gov. Pat McCrory's executive mansion in a last-ditch effort to get him to veto new regulations they say could put clinics out of commission. Full story...
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NC lawmakers approve GOP-backed election changes

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A Republican-backed measure making sweeping changes to how and when North Carolinians can vote is headed to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Lawmakers adopt new North Carolina abortion rules

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videoRepublican lawmakers have decided to adopt new North Carolina abortion rules just before the end of the session. That's according to our sister station WTVD in Raleigh. Full story...
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Opponents of election reform bill rally in Wilmington

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Several community groups joined forces in a rally for voting rights today in Wilmington. They voiced their opposition of House Bill 589. Full story...
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NC lawmakers may finish with voter ID, abortion

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North Carolina legislators are closing in on the last hours of this year's General Assembly session. Leaders of the House and Senate say their target for shutting down for this year is early Friday. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton speaks out about her decision to stay in the NC House

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video Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says she is going to keep her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Within the past 24 hours, issues arose about her becoming Carolina Beach Town Manager. Full story...
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NC lawmakers send $21B state budget to McCrory

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North Carolina legislators have passed the state's yearly budget totaling nearly $21 billion. The Senate and House adopted the plan Wednesday. The budget next goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hamilton says she'll stay in NC House

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video Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says she will keep her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives after issues arose about her becoming Carolina Beach Town Manager. Full story...
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Eugenics victim says payoff can't fix what happened

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video The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program. Full story...
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NC bill would place new restrictions on voting

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videoA revised bill supported by Republicans at the North Carolina legislature would add sweeping new restrictions on when, where and how citizens can vote. Full story...
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NC lawmakers to vote on negotiated state budget

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North Carolina legislators are planning their first votes on a proposed budget of nearly $21 billion to fund state operations for this year. Full story...
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GOP leaders agree on $20.6 billion NC budget

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video Leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate announced that they have reached agreement on a $20.6 billion budget that will end teacher tenure and allow taxpayer money to be spent for private school tuition. Full story...
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Senate approves terminal groin restrictions

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videoA bill passed in the Senate today puts major restrictions on permanent terminal groins along the coast. Other regulations have to do with the maintenance of these structures. Full story...
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Bill to help pets locked in cars heads to governor

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The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Democrats meet about 'Republican extremism'

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videoNew Hanover County Democrats met Thursday evening to talk about what they call Republican extremism. Full story...
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