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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation

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video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics. Full story...
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State Auditor Beth Wood seeking re-election

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State Auditor Beth Wood says she will seek a second four-year term running North Carolina's government watchdog agency. Full story...
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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K

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A task force is recommending that people who were sterilized against their will under an old North Carolina state program be paid $50,000 each in compensation. Full story...
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Opposition voiced against Charlotte protest rules

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Some opponents of protest-limiting ordinances in Charlotte got a police response for overstaying their turn at a microphone. Full story...
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Cape Fear politicians react to request for delay in NC primary election

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video The debate over redistricting continues. Groups suing over new re-districting maps say the state's May 8 primary should be delayed until judges decide whether the boundaries are unconstitutional. Full story...
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Automatic teacher dues billl blocked for now

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A judge for now has blocked a new law from taking effect that stops members of North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group from having their dues removed automatically from paychecks. Full story...
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NCAE sues over automatic dues bill

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North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group has sued to block a new law from taking effect that would prevent its members from having their dues removed automatically from their paychecks. Full story...
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Berger's case continued

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It was back to court today for a New Hanover County Commissioner. He was supposed to have a hearing for allegedly violating a protective order by going to a meeting at the building where his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock works. Full story...
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Forest begins tour for bid for NC Lt. Gov.

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One of two Republicans who have been running for months to become North Carolina's next lieutenant governor says he's officially kicked off his campaign. Full story...
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Democrats want NC primary delay over redistricting

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Democrats and advocacy groups suing over new Republican-drawn maps for legislative and congressional districts say the state's May 8 primary should be delayed until July 10 while judges decide whether the boundaries are unconstitutional. Full story...
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NC to recommend money for sterilization victims

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A task force is planning to recommend how much North Carolina should pay victims of forced sterilization, which would make it the only state in the country to offer compensation for eugenics program victims. Full story...
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Pender County native seeks seat in NC House

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video Chris Millis is a 28-year-old civil engineer and a Pender County native. He’s running for the 16th District spot in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Rep. Justice calls for Brian Berger's resignation

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video High-profile support for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is eroding. Rep. Carolyn Justice asked for Berger to resign today, because he broke the law when police say they caught him driving without a valid license. Now it appears he's also broken his vow to remain transparent to voters. Full story...
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Government defends core of health care overhaul

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The Obama administration is defending the health care overhaul in a new filing with the Supreme Court that calls the law an appropriate response to a "crisis in the national health care market." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger may have misused confidential record protection

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Long a vocal champion of transparency in government, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger may have violated state law regarding open records. Full story...
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