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Cooper tells NC Democrats it's not early to think about 2016

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says he'll keep speaking out against Republican policies during the new North Carolina legislative session that convenes Wednesday. Cooper also told about 300 Democratic activists at a Tuesday luncheon that he would back efforts to raise teacher pay across the board and to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional residents. Full story...
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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

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The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. Full story...
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Former NC lawmaker enters guilty plea to federal charge

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A former North Carolina lawmaker originally convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and facing a retrial next month has pleaded guilty to a single count. U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Monday that former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque pleaded guilty to the theft of $150,000 from a federally funded rural development program he founded. Full story...
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NC Sen. Burr announces staff, events for 2016 campaign

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Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is getting his 2016 re-election bid in North Carolina underway with campaign fundraising events and by hiring a campaign staff. Burr announced Monday he would hold campaign events in several North Carolina cities over the next few months. He also plans events in Washington, the first of which will occur Wednesday. Full story...
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White threatens response to State of the County if Barfield doesn't address issues

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videoThe State of the Union gets an opposition response each year, but the State of the County? It could happen next week in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Rep. Rouzer opens district offices, talks fiscal plans

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videoAs Rep. David Rouzer opened his district office in Bolivia Monday, he greeted some town leaders and constituents. Full story...
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State and city leaders meet, discuss revenue issues

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video Wilmington city leaders say they need money, and they're losing ways of generating revenue. That was the hot topic of discussion this morning with state legislators. Full story...
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Changing how to buy paper, lab supplies saves NC money

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Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina government is on track to save more than $30 million over three years just because it's changed how it buys things like office paper and laboratory supplies. Full story...
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Feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study

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The federal government is inviting the public to comment on an environmental assessment that supports wind energy development off North Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves repairs for Convention Center

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved spending another $50,000 on the Convention Center. Full story...
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