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Embattled DHHS spokesman Diaz resigning for DC job

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The communications director for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is resigning, five days after he provided reporters false information about a serious privacy breach involving Medicaid cards for 49,000 children that were mailed to the wrong addresses. Full story...
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NC government responding to federal shutdown

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Potentially thousands of North Carolina state workers will be sent home or see hour and pay reductions as the federal government enters a partial shutdown because of the spending showdown between President Obama and Congress. Full story...
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Complaints roll in about problems with NCTracks

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videoOfficials at the state Department of Health and Human Services issued public statements last summer saying the new computer system for processing Medicaid claims was working great, even as newly released records show complaints were coming from across the state. Full story...
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Governor defends staffing choices

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory has come under fire for staffing choices he's made in the last several weeks. Last month the Governor promoted two men, in their twenties, who served as aides during his campaign to the Department of Health and Human Services. Full story...
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Jobs for highly-paid McCrory staffers never posted

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Gov. Pat McCrory says two 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates. But the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where Matthew McKillip and Ricky Diaz got big promotions and raises, has been unable to provide any evidence their positions were advertised or that other applicants were considered. Full story...
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Groups wants raises for 2 NC govt workers canceled

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A liberal-leaning advocacy group wants legislative leaders to formally scrutinize pay raises of some young staffers in North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration. Full story...
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McCrory DHHS official paid more than industry norm

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The big salary North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is paying one of the young Republicans who worked on his election campaign last year outpaces what private employers pay for similar work. Full story...
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McCrory defends big salaries to ex-campaign staff

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is defending the big government salaries and raises granted to two young Republicans who worked on his 2012 campaign. Full story...
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Young McCrory staffers get big government salaries

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Young Republicans who helped elect North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory have been rewarded with big salaries in his new administration. Full story...
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McCrory press aide transfers to another NC agency

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The media relations office for North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is again undergoing some changes. McCrory's office says Press Secretary Crystal Feldman has joined the Department of Public Safety, where a spokeswoman said she started working Tuesday as deputy communications director. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory administrations struggles to answer questions about DENR chief

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videoThe McCrory administration is having trouble answering questions about its new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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