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Gov. Cooper vetoes partisan trial court elections

North Carolina's new Democratic governor has vetoed legislation by the state's GOP-controlled legislature to make the state's trial court judges appear with party labels on election ballots.

2 more Cooper Cabinet members expected before Senate panels

Two more members of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's Cabinet are expected at the Legislative Building to answer questions as a legal fight over confirmation remains unresolved.

Constitutional change on income tax rate cap OK’d by Senate

A constitutional amendment lowering the cap on North Carolina income tax rates is halfway to voters following Senate passage of a November 2018 referendum.
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Plea deal reached for former CFCC student who fired shots inside DC pizzeria

A man who police said was inspired by false internet rumors to fire an assault weapon inside a Washington pizzeria has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.
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NCAA case tied to UNC’s academic case hits another delay

The NCAA case tied to North Carolina's multi-year academic scandal has hit yet another delay.
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Gov. Roy Cooper gives 1st ‘State of the State’ address, urges for repeal of...

The latest on North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's first State of the State address Monday night at the Legislative Building

Former governor says HB2 backlash hurting job search

North Carolina's former governor says he's had trouble finding a job, even part-time teaching positions, because of backlash from legislation he signed involving transgender rights.

Lawmakers push ‘sanctuary’ penalty legislation again

Legislation designed to penalize North Carolina local governments that discourage their police from checking the immigration status of criminal suspects and others is back before a House committee.

New lottery game expected to debut in bars/restaurants

North Carolina's state-run lottery is expanding its gambling options to a new game that could attract younger players and satisfy the thirst of legislators seeking more money for education initiatives.

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