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Democrats bring Moral Monday protest to Goolsby

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video Days after the Republican-controlled North Carolina Senate reworked a House bill to include new regulations on abortions, local Democrats brought the Moral Monday protests to one senator's Wilmington office. Full story...
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McCrory wants more debate on NC abortion bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants legislators to take a closer look at abortion rules in North Carolina before acting further on legislation that would place higher standards upon clinics. Full story...
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NC redistricting maps upheld by 3-judge panel

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North Carolina's legislative and congressional boundaries were upheld Monday by a three-judge panel, a victory for Republicans who drew the maps and a blow to Democrats and allies who challenged them. Full story...
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NC Senate abortion bill set for House panel debate

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A North Carolina House panel is scheduled to review a bill approved by the Senate this week that would implement new state rules on abortions. Full story...
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McCrory levels criticism after NC Senate passes abortion rules

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Critics are crying foul after they say Republicans pushed a bill through the state Senate last night and this morning that opponents say restricts abortions in North Carolina. Full story...
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McCrory criticizes Senate process on abortion bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he's unhappy with the process that led the North Carolina Senate to pass a bill putting more restrictions on carrying out abortions. Full story...
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NC Senate wrapping up work for week

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The North Carolina Senate plans more work on taxes, abortion regulations and environmental rules before it adjourns for the long July 4 weekend. Full story...
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Higher rewards from NC gov may soon be possible

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There soon could be more financial inducements at the disposal of North Carolina's governor to help capture fugitives and solve serious crimes. Full story...
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NC House defeats 75 mph speed limit study

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A slowed-down effort to consider raising the maximum speed limit on some North Carolina highways to 75 mph has reached a stop sign at the legislature. Full story...
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NC House passes abortion education bill 68-42

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A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions put women at risk of later premature births has been approved by the House. Full story...
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NC abortion education bill heads to House floor

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A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions are linked to later premature births is headed to the full House. Full story...
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McCrory to celebrate transportation money overhaul

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Gov. Pat McCrory will celebrate one of his policy achievements at the General Assembly with North Carolina legislative leaders at his side. Full story...
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NC charter oversight board pulled by House panel

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An effort to create a state panel separate from North Carolina's State Board of Education to oversee charter schools is apparently over in favor of beefing up a current advisory panel. Full story...
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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures

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What's often considered an annual environmental housecleaning bill in the North Carolina Legislature is drawing fierce criticism after some new provisions on hydraulic fracturing were added. Full story...
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NC senator: Voter ID bill moving ahead with ruling

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A key leader in the North Carolina General Assembly says voter identification legislation will pick up steam again because the US Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act. Full story...
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