Plastic bag
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Sacked: Outer Banks plastic bag ban would go in Senate bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A 2009 law prohibiting Outer Banks retailers from providing plastic bags to customers would be repealed in a wide-ranging environmental measure advancing through the state Senate. The bill approved Monday by a committee and heading next to the chamber floor would do away with the program, which supporters say keeps beaches […]
NC Money
21 mins ago
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Litigation between Cooper, legislative leaders costing $760K

Outside legal costs in the fight between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and North Carolina legislative leaders over laws approved before Cooper took office reducing his powers have mounted quickly.
John Arrowood
3 hours ago
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Gov. Cooper follows veto with judge appointment

North Carolina's new Democratic governor is moving quickly to put his stamp on a state appeals court that is a new flashpoint with the Republican-dominated General Assembly.
4 hours ago
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Former President Barack Obama holds first public event since leaving office

Former President Barack Obama is using his first public appearance since leaving office to talk with students about his experiences as a community organizer in Chicago and how that laid the foundation for his political career.
22 hours ago
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Florida senator who resigned over racial slur hired models

A newspaper is reporting that a Florida state senator who resigned this week after using a racial slur hired a former Hooters "calendar girl" and a Playboy model with no political experience to be consultants for his political action committee last year.
Donald Trump Travel Ban immigration
3 days ago
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Trump says ‘dreamers’ should ‘rest easy’

President Donald Trump says young immigrants shielded from deportation - often referred to as "dreamers" - should "rest easy" about his immigration policies.
NC Veto
3 days ago
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Cooper vetoes GOP bills on elections, judges

New North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed two Republican bills - one that tries again to shift authority away from Cooper to administer elections and a second that would prevent him from filling upcoming appeals court vacancies.
Barack Obama final news conference
3 days ago
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Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency

Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned.