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NHRMC, county leaders speak out against ‘inflammatory’ political ads

A recent political ad supporting NC Treasurer Dale Folwell is raising the ire of county leaders and an advisory group tasked with overseeing the future of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

North Carolina is being sued again over its treatment of transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures.

NC court: State retirees should pay health premiums

A former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice and other retired state government workers and teachers aren't exempted from paying health insurance premiums because they had a deal with the state to keep their benefits unchanged, an appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Treasurer: Judge’s ruling may cost NC $100M-plus

North Carolina state government ultimately may have to pay more than $100 million in damages to retired workers and teachers after a judge ruled it was wrong to require them to begin paying health insurance premiums six years ago.
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Trump wins North Carolina, Cooper declares victory in tight governor’s race

Republican Donald Trump has won North Carolina in his race for president against Hillary Clinton, meanwhile the race for governor is separated by fewer than 5,000 votes.

McCrory administration official alleges bullying

Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and a key House leader are fighting over a three-member commission that serves as the final benefits arbiter within North Carolina's unemployment insurance office.

NC governor wants ID before jobless benefits

Gov. Pat McCrory says the unemployed should be required to show photo identification in person to receive North Carolina jobless benefits. Division chief Dale Folwell says most young people already are required to show a photo ID to their employer when they start their job.

New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits

North Carolina's unemployed soon will have to provide photo identification when they receive weekly jobless cash benefits. People will continue to be able file for benefits by telephone or online, but they'll have to present a photo ID at their local workforce development office within four weeks of filing, likely starting Feb. 1.

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