NCDOT eliminating 81 positions to comply with budget law

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is eliminating 81 positions to comply with last year's state budget law that required it outsource more work to the private sector.
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House panel backs easing NC gun laws

Advocates for gun rights in North Carolina are pushing to expand who can carry loaded weapons and where they can do so.
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NC lawmakers may change how schools give A through F grades

By EMERY P. DALESIO Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Legislators are considering changes to how North Carolina educates its young, including giving learning growth more...

NC autism services mandate for insurers clears Senate

North Carolina-regulated health insurance plans would be required to cover autism diagnosis and treatment under legislation that has support from a number of advocacy groups and now most state senators.

Religious conservatives lobby for ‘religious freedom’ law

Religious conservatives are lobbying North Carolina lawmakers to pass legislation that supporters say protects expressions of faith but that opponents contend would legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians.

2 injured when Amtrak train hits car southeast of Raleigh

Authorities say two people were injured when the car they were in was struck by an Amtrak train at a grade crossing in North Carolina.
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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general

Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation's 83rd attorney general.

NC lawmaker wants to stop trying all 16 year olds as adults

Youth advocates are hoping they can pass a bill this year that would stop having all 16 and 17 year olds tried as adults in the North Carolina court system.
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Lt. gov., religious leaders send letter in support of ‘religious freedom’ bill

North Carolina's lieutenant governor and several faith leaders have written an open letter to elected officials in support of a "religious freedom" bill.

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