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Mike Easley

Feds subpoena former NC governor's staff e-mails

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Federal investigators have issued subpoenas for communication between former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley's staff and the Division of Motor Vehicles in preparation for a grand jury session next week. Full story...
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Southport locals think something's fishy about Easley and marina

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A federal investigation into alleged misdeeds by former governor Mike Easley are stirring hard feelings again in Southport. In 2006, Easley pushed to lease the state-owned Southport Marina to a Cary-based developer. It raised a lot of questions about his personal connections to people involved in the deal, questions that are now resurfacing. Full story...
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Governor Easley is pushing for an economic stimulus package

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Governor Easley is asking North Carolina’s Congressional delegation to push for an economic stimulus package in Washington. Full story...
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Easley asks agencies to plan for spending cuts

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Governor Mike Easley has asked state agencies to plan for additional spending cuts in case North Carolina's economy worsens. Full story...
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State purchases Grandfather Mountain

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Governor Mike Easley said the state's agreement to purchase Grandfather Mountain means one of North Carolina’s signature landmarks will be preserved forever. Full story...
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Mary Easley's pay raise

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Today the University of North Carolina Board of Governors approved an 88 percent salary increase for the governor's wife. Full story...
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Lawmakers override governor's veto on boat towing

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The state legislature made North Carolina history today. Lawmakers voted in a specially called session to override governor Easley's veto on a bill that eased boat towing restrictions. Full story...
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Easley endorses Perdue for governor

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Governor Mike Easley says Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue will be a great governor because she understands the importance of education to North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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Easley officially appoints Wright replacement

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The people previously represented by former state House member Thomas Wright officially have their replacement. Full story...
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Easley wants more power over local water systems during droughts

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Gov. Mike Easley wants the Legislature to give him more power to curb water use and require local systems to better prepare for droughts. Full story...
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Easley: Presidential contenders should say more about education

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Gov. Mike Easley says he's not ready to endorse a presidential candidate because he wants to hear more about their education plans. Full story...
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Easley: DOT criticisms 'hypocritical'

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Gov. Mike Easley says it's hypocritical for public officials to campaign for candidates while criticizing state Transportation Department board members for doing the same. Full story...
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Gov. Easley to announce energy initiative at forum

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Gov. Mike Easley will announce what his office calls a major energy initiative at the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh. Full story...
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Easley says cut water use by half to see if N.C. can cope

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Gov. Mike Easley wants North Carolina residents to cut their water use by 50 percent between now and Halloween to see how they can cope with critically low water levels. Full story...
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Easley unhappy with Bush veto on child health insurance plan

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Gov. Mike Easley wants help from lawmakers with a veto -- this time one from President Bush on a bill that would have expanded children's health insurance dramatically. Full story...
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