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AG Cooper to appeal decision on NC utility rates

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper will appeal a decision by the North Carolina Utilities Commission allowing energy companies to profit from corporate tax cuts without passing those savings on to consumers. Full story...
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Cooper responds over NC absence in Obama lawsuit

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is responding to complaints about why North Carolina isn't among the states challenging President Barack Obama over his executive order on immigration. Gov. Pat McCrory joined the lawsuit filed this week and spearheaded by the Texas attorney general accusing Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority. McCrory is a plaintiff, but Cooper is not involved. Full story...
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Cooper wants more NC schools to get bus cameras

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A panel of lawmakers, safety advocates and health professionals back North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's proposal to install more cameras on school buses. Cooper says the cameras will deter drivers from skirting around them as they pick up or unload students. Full story...
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Republican leaders try to stop NC gay weddings

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Lawyers for North Carolina Republican leaders have filed a legal brief urging a federal judge to allow them to intervene in a pair of cases seeking to overturn the state's gay marriage ban. Full story...
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Leader changes at State Bureau of Investigation

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Some leadership changes are being made in the State Bureau of Investigation, after the Department of Public Safety took over control of the agency. Full story...
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JUST IN: Judge in NC gay marriage case denies delay

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videoA federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban has denied a motion from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. in Greensboro issued a ruling late Thursday denying a request from House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger that they be given until Oct. 17 to prepare arguments supporting their motion to intervene in the case. Instead, Osteen gave them until noon Friday. Full story...
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AG Cooper to counties: Get ready for gay marriage

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North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday that county registers of deeds should expect a ruling from the federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages "relatively soon." Full story...
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NC Supreme Court again weighs Duke Energy rates

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North Carolina's highest court is examining whether state utilities regulators correctly weighed the consumer impact of two rate increases for a Duke Energy operating unit. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban faces uncertain future

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videoNNorth Carolina's attorney general has decided to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban. This comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want review of abortion plate ruling

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Republicans at the North Carolina legislature want the nation's highest court to review a ruling barring the state from issuing anti-abortion license plates unless they provide a similar option to pro-choice motorists. Full story...
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