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NAACP seeks to extend deadline for eugenics claims

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North Carolina's NAACP is sending an open letter to the governor, speaker of the House and state Senate leaders seeking a yearlong deadline extension for victims of the state's eugenics program. Full story...
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Justices: Can't make employers cover contraception

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The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women. Full story...
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State lawmaker says, "There's no value in" disclosing salaries with names

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videoOne North Carolina lawmaker doesn't want names attached to charter school salaries in the public record. The North Carolina House approved legislation that would block charter school to do that. Rep. Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg) sponsored the amendment in the charter school bill. Full story...
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Bill would help victims in Camp Lejeune, Asheville

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Two North Carolina congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will help people exposed to contaminated water near a closed Asheville factory and a Marines Corp base. Full story...
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NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties

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North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify. Full story...
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NC House gives unanimous OK to new spending bill

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The North Carolina House has passed unanimously a trimmed-down spending bill that contains teacher and state employee raises already included in the chamber's state budget proposal two weeks ago. Full story...
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NC House OKs bill that would make renewing driver's licenses easier

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The North Carolina House has passed legislation that would allow drivers to renew their licenses without standing in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles. Full story...
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Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte division

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Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Full story...
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NC Senate committee clears medical hemp oil bill

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A bill that legalizes medicinal oil for epileptic patients made from a marijuana plant has received unanimous approval from a North Carolina Senate committee. Full story...
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NC Senate puts insurance requirement in moped bill

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North Carolina senators are considering a bill to require moped drivers to have insurance for the vehicles. A Senate committee approved the bill Wednesday. Full story...
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Film supporters rally again in Raleigh

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videoNorth Carolina's film industry made another appeal in Raleigh today. Workers fighting for nothing less the industry's very existance, according to advocates, who are concerned that the legislature will let film tax credits go away. Full story...
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House OKs bill allowing more electronic filings

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Most political campaigns - including those for the legislature - would be required to file campaign finance reports electronically with North Carolina's elections board starting in 2017 in a bill that cleared the House. Full story...
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Belville not happy with push for Leland liquor sales

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videoThere's a battle over booze brewing between two Brunswick County towns. A bill in a General Assembly committee, if passed, would let Leland residents decide if they want liquor stores in town. Their neighbors in Belville are not happy about it. Full story...
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McCrory issues 3rd veto as NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has quickly vetoed a bill with several small unemployment insurance changes because he didn't like how legislators altered the terms of a board he appoints to consider the appeals of benefits. Full story...
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Berger to take mental health evaluation

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videoA judge granted a motion to have New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger undergo a mental health evaluation as his probation violation case was continued today. Full story...
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