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Perdue vetoing Republican budget adjustments

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video North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing the Republican budget bill for the second year in a row. Perdue announced her decision Friday on the budget adjustments for the coming year that's been on her desk since last week. Full story...
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Young adults react to health care law tax

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video One of the more popular parts of President Obama's health care law upheld by the Supreme Court Thursday is the measure allowing adults up until the age of 25 coverage under their parents plan. However, once they turn 26, young adults will be forced to buy their own insurance or be hit with a potentially big new tax. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes death penalty bias law rollback

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that rolls back a landmark North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to prove their sentence resulted from racial bias. Perdue's veto on Thursday is the second time she's stepped in to defend the Racial Justice Act. Full story...
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McIntyre, Rouzer both against health care law

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While divisions on the Supreme Court's ruling today on health care reform have typically been along party lines, southeastern North Carolina's incumbent Democrat in Congress and the Republican challenging him for his seat have similar views on the law and the court ruling. Full story...
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Local Republicans, Democrats have different view of health care ruling

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video The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the constitutionality of health care reform law has triggered plenty of opinions here in Wilmington. Democrats view it as a victory, while Republicans don't quite see it that way. Full story...
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NC lawmakers won't act on part of US health reform

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North Carolina lawmakers have no plans to meet a deadline to create a new one-stop shop to help individuals and small businesses find affordable health insurance despite a landmark US Supreme Court ruling. Full story...
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Perdue tries to get lawmakers moving on budget

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue is trying again to persuade Republican legislative leaders to negotiate with her so that changes for next year's North Carolina state budget will take effect on time. Full story...
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NC legislators seek to comply with federal ruling

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North Carolina House members are trying to use the last days of the legislative session to comply with The US Supreme Court decision striking down automatic life sentences without parole for youths convicted of murder. Full story...
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NCDOT letters inquiry heading to ethics panel

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The flap over letters sent to legislators that appeared to reverse a high-ranking North Carolina Department of Transportation official's previous statements on two toll projects is heading to the State Ethics Commission. Full story...
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Supreme Court upholds individual mandate in health care law

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video The individual mandate survives. The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty. Full story...
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NC starts 2nd primary contest to weed out winners

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A statewide election is getting under way though most North Carolina voters may be unaware. Early voting begins today for the state's second primary election. The one-stop voting option continues until July 14, with election day on July 17. Full story...
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Rielle Hunter says she's sorry for pain she caused

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Rielle Hunter says she's sorry for any pain that her relationship with former presidential candidate John Edwards caused his late wife Elizabeth and others. Full story...
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StarNews: Council could consider $42 million baseball bond referendum

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The Wilmington City Council could consider moving forward with a $42 million baseball bond referendum at the next regular meeting on July 10. According to city emails, the council could consider a resolution that would direct staff to publicize a plan to apply for Local Government Commission approval for the general obligation bonds. Full story...
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NC lawmakers make pitch for Perdue to sign budget

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The leaders of the North Carolina Legislature want Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to sign their state budget adjustment plan into law soon so school districts, local governments and businesses have more certainty about planning for the coming year. Full story...
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NC House speaker says sweepstakes bill likely dead

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Time has likely run out for a bill that would regulate and tax video sweepstakes operations in North Carolina. Full story...
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