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Attention Raleigh-Durham viewers

| February 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Because of possible freezing rain Sunday morning the 6:30 a.m. broadcast of NC SPIN will be preempted this week only. You can see this week’s show by tuning in WRAL Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. or you can watch anytime by watching this week’s show on www.ncspin.com and clicking on the YouTube selection on the […]

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UNC governors vote to close 3 university-based centers

| February 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Andrew Dunn and Jane Stancill, News and Observer, February 27, 2015. As nearby protesters chanted slogans about freedom and democracy, the UNC Board of Governors voted Friday to close three university-based centers as part of a sweeping review of institutes across public campuses in North Carolina. The decision was condemned by faculty members, who […]

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State judge allows voter ID lawsuit to proceed

| February 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, February 27, 2015. The lawsuit in state court over North Carolina’s voter ID law will proceed, but a Superior Court judge refused to strike down the law out of hand. Judge Michael Morgan made public Friday an 11-page order he authored three days ago, saying he could not make a final decision […]

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NC SPIN episode # 852 – Air Date 3/1/15

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch this week’s NC SPIN, now online! Topics: UNC Centers and Institutes Court overturns Map Act Duke Energy settles with the Feds Tell us something we don’t know Panelists: Brad Crone, Political Consultant Chris Fitzsimon, Director of NC Policy Watch John Hood, Chairman of the John Locke Foundation Joe Mavretic, Former NC House Speaker Tom […]

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FCC OKs Wilson Greenlight broadband expansion

| February 27, 2015 | 2 Comments

by WRAL Techwire, February 26, 2015. The Federal Communications Commission is siding with Wilson against North Carolina, voting Thursday that the city’s Greenlight broadband service can be sold outside the city limits in a victory for so-called municipal broadband services. State lawmakers four years ago placed limits on cities and counties offering their own Internet […]

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Sec. of State Marshall seeks fee increase to protect crowdfunding investors

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Colin Campbell, Under the Dome, February 26, 2015. N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall asked state legislators this week to approve fee increases that would generate $2.68 million in new revenue. Marshall says her department needs 12 new positions, many of which would be financial investigators. She said the investigators will be needed when […]

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FCC moves to Net Neutrality, greater control over broadband

| February 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press, published in News and Observer, February 26, 2015. Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or […]

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Tillis and Burr oppose Lynch as Attorney General

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morrill and Michael Doyle, Charlotte Observer, February 26, 2015. The nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. attorney general cleared a major hurdle Thursday and now moves to the full Senate, where the two senators from her native state plan to fight it. Lynch’s nomination won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee despite the […]

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Supreme Court hears arguments for and against vouchers

| February 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Anne Blythe, News and Observer, February 24, 2015. North Carolina Supreme Court justices had numerous questions Tuesday for attorneys arguing for and against the use of public money at private and religious schools. The justices asked about what constituted a “public purpose,” questioned interpretations of the state constitution and its framers’ intentions, and asked […]

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Senate set to allow officials to opt-out on some marriages

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Lynn Bonner, News and Observer, February 24, 2015. An effort to give state officials who object to gay marriages a legal means to avoid serving same-sex couples passed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday. A state Senate committee approved a bill that would allow magistrates to declare that they will not perform any marriages based […]

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