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North Carolina Republicans return for session likely end

The North Carolina General Assembly could soon be done wrestling with legislation this year, but that doesn't mean they'll pin down a broad budget law or path forward on Medicaid expansion.
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‘We the People’ march rallies in downtown Wilmington

Thousands joined in Washington, D.C. for the "We the People" march and, right here in the Port City, community members rallied just the same. 
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How NC budget controversy could affect bipartisanship

It's been one week since North Carolina House Republicans voted to override the governor's state budget veto while many Democrats were absent. But on Tuesday, the two parties worked together to pass new legislative district maps. So how well will they be able to work together in the future?
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Local lawmaker joins petition to send gun legislation to House Floor

Rep. Deb Butler (D) joined everal lawmakers sending a discharge petition to House leadership to essentially revive the Gun Violence Prevention Act, HB 86. 
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Could Wilmington’s ‘cat urine smell’ soon be gone for good?

If you live in the Wilmington area, you've probably noticed a foul chemical smell at one time or another. However, there could be a solution in the works.
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Lawmakers speak out on new study about Sutton Lake contamination

New research from Duke University's Avner Vengosh shows large amounts of lead, cobalt and other heavy metals in Sutton Lake.

Fantasy sports regulation advances in North Carolina House

A repeat effort to regulate popular fantasy sports games in North Carolina advanced through a House panel on Wednesday, two years after a similar effort was derailed.
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‘We shouldn’t have to be here’: What NC teachers say they’re fighting for

The streets of Raleigh were full of red today, not just for the hockey game tonight, but for the teachers’ rally which drew thousands of educators from around the state.
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State tax credit proposed for repair of historic buildings damaged during natural disasters

A newly proposed tax credit could provide relief for historic home owners hit by Florence and even Matthew.

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