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Law enforcement backs NC attorney general on SBI

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North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper is opposing a state Senate budget provision that moves much of an investigative unit from his department to one headed by an appointee of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

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video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
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NC domestic violence offender could face GPS

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Domestic violence offenders subject to a North Carolina court order could soon be monitored by satellite in a House bill now heading to the Senate. Full story...
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NC House tries to stop some local government moves

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House Republicans want to prevent North Carolina city and county governments from collecting union dues from workers and requiring local employers to assume responsibilities related to pollution generated by their employees. Full story...
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Student prayer rights bill passes NC Senate

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Legislation meant to clarify when and how student-led prayers are allowed in public schools has passed the North Carolina Senate. Full story...
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NC Senate bill requires abortion education

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A bill requiring North Carolina's health instructors to teach students that abortions cause premature births in later pregnancies is headed to the Senate floor. Full story...
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Environmentalists want slowdown on NC Senate bill

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North Carolina environmental groups want the Senate to slow down a bill that would roll back state and local environmental regulations that are tougher than federal standards. Full story...
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Senate approves Goolsby's Racial Justice Act repeal

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videoThe state Senate agrees that the Racial Justice Act should be repealed completely in North Carolina as one way to restart executions after a more than six-year hiatus. Full story...
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NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to take oversight of taxpayer-funded charter schools away from the state school board that runs other public schools. Full story...
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NC Senate panel backs Goolsby's execution rule changes

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video An effort by Senate Republicans that they say will kick-start the resumption of executions in North Carolina and get rid of the Racial Justice Act has been approved by a legislative committee. Full story...
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NC Senate bill seeks to tear up lease for park

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Senate Republican leaders are moving forward with legislation to throw out a lease that lets Raleigh build a large park on the old Dorothea Dix mental hospital campus, although city leaders and residents are fighting the change. Full story...
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Bill clearing boards and commissions faces tough road in NC Senate

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Republican-backed legislation to clear out more than 100 people currently on North Carolina state boards and commissions will now likely slow down because House and Senate leaders disagree on the details. Full story...
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Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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video State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders. The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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Monkey Junction Annexation bill passes in Senate

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A bill that would keep people who live in Monkey Junction from having to pay six months of Wilmington taxes took its first step today. Full story...
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