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Anglers angling for tougher rules on shrimp trawlers

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Richard Adkins, WRAL, November 17, 2016. On a sunny fall day when commercial fishermen would normally be on the water hoping for a big catch, many were crammed into a dimly lit hotel ballroom in Kitty Hawk on Thursday trying to head off proposed rules that could limit future catches. The state Marine Fisheries […]

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NC as 2 best for biz despite ‘bathroom bill’

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Rick Smith, WRAL TechWire, November 17, 2016. Forbes magazine added a new category to its “Best States for Business” factors this year – “regulatory category is a measure of laws that protect people from employment discrimination based on sexual and/or gender identity ” – and that hurt North Carolina because of House Bill 2. […]

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Deposition: Controversial coal ash wording came from Governor’s office

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, October 20, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory’s communication office directed state health officials to use the controversial language telling well owners near coal ash pits that their wells met federal standards despite objections from a state scientist, according to a deposition released Thursday. In her sworn statement, Department of Health and Human Services […]

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Emails show McCrory wary of both Charlotte ordinance, HB2

| October 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, October 19, 2016. The day before the Charlotte City Council passed its controversial nondiscrimination ordinance on Feb. 22, Gov. Pat McCrory called the effort “misguided” and warned it would cause an immediate reaction from the state legislature. “(C)hanging basic long-established values and norms of access to public restrooms is misguided and […]

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FCC delays vote on much-disputed rules on cable boxes

| September 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

by WRAL TechWire, September 29, 2016. Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes. Consumers could potentially save a few hundred dollars a year if they don’t have to buy or rent a cable box and instead use apps […]

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McCrory declares state of emergency after Charlotte protests

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by, September 22, 2016. Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency late Wednesday night after two nights of protests of the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer Tuesday afternoon. A vigil in Marshall Park for Keith Lamont Scott quickly turned to a violent protest Wednesday night less than 24 […]

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Charlotte City Council WON’T consider LGBT ordinance repeal

| September 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

by  Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, September 19, 2016 Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Monday morning the city “is not prepared” to discuss repealing the ordinance that led to House Bill 2 at its meeting Monday night. Legislative leaders had made dropping the Charlotte ordinance a condition for repealing HB2. The ordinance extended anti-discrimination protection to […]

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NCAA, ACC moves ramp up pressure for HB2 repeal

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, September 15, 2015. The chorus of cries for a repeal of House Bill 2 is growing louder as the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday followed the NCAA’s lead and pulled its tournaments from North Carolina because of the state’s insistence on maintaining a law that the college athletic organizations find discriminatory. 2 […]

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State pension fund underfunded, losing money

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Dan Way, Carolina Journal, August 17, 2016. North Carolina’s public employees retirement system is underfunded, bled more than $2 billion in red ink in the most recent 12-month period reported, and is outperformed by most other states, data show. Republican state treasurer candidate Dale Folwell, a certified public accountant, said that if he is […]

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Citing HB2, NBA pulls all-star game from Charlotte

| July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Aaron Schoonmaker, WRAL, July 21, 2016. The NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte over North Carolina’s controversial House Bill 2, which requires that people use public bathrooms corresponding to their birth gender and excludes the LGBT community from non-discrimination protections. The NBA released a statement that reads in part, “Since March, […]

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