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Lawsuit filed over teen’s death in Raleigh crash

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Ed Crump, abc11.com, July 3, 2015. A state trooper whose son was killed while driving drunk is now suing the businesses who supplied and served alcohol at a wedding party the teen attended before the fatal crash. The trooper and his wife, Greg and Carrie Taylor, filed the suit under a law that makes […]

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Legislators want Medicaid reform before expansion

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

by John Moritz, Associated Press, published in Asheville Citizen-Times, July 6, 2015. Despite a key win in the Supreme Court and pressure from liberal activists, North Carolina’s legislative leaders said this past week that they have no plans to expand the state’s Medicaid rolls through President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law. Demonstrators who have […]

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Justices hear balance of powers arguments

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, June 30, 2015. Attorneys for North Carolina’s current and past governors and legislative leaders offered the state Supreme Court Tuesday very different readings of the legislature’s powers and limits in making appointments to boards and commissions. Following oral arguments that could change the balance of power between the […]

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Federal trial next month won’t address voter ID

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Associated Press, published in Winston-Salem Journal, June 30, 2015. A federal trial in Winston-Salem next month on several provisions of North Carolina’s 2013 elections law won’t consider challenges to the state’s upcoming voter identification requirement in light of recent changes to the mandate, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder decided […]

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House, Senate agree on 45 day continuing resolution

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Laura Leslie, WRAL, June 29, 2015. House and Senate leaders have agreed to a continuing budget resolution that gives the chambers until Aug. 14 to reach a budget compromise. The House voted 107 to 1 to approve the measure Monday tonight, with the Senate to follow at 9:30 A.M. Tuesday. The budget deadline is […]

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House rejects bill to redistrict Greensboro-Trinity boards

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Margaret Moffett, Greensboro News-Record, June 29, 2015. The N.C. House refused Monday night to make sweeping changes to Greensboro’s City Council without a voter referendum. Members voted 73-35 to reject House Bill 263, a move that sends it to a House-Senate committee for more work. But Mayor Nancy Vaughan said the victory could turn […]

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Gay marriage ruling doesn’t end debate in NC

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Julia Sims and Leyla Santiago, WRAL, June 26, 2015. Although the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, advocates on both sides of the debate said the fight over gay rights is far for over in North Carolina. Gay marriage has been legal in North Carolina since last October, when federal […]

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Legal experts say court ruling has mixed messages

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

by John Hinton, Winston-Salem Journal, June 27, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the country isn’t as clear-cut as it might seem, legal experts say. It also allows ministers to refuse to marry those couples — depending on who is asked. Suzanne Reynolds, the […]

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NC Magistrate’s law butts head with court ruling, some legislators say

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, June 26, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court decision that makes same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states does not directly deal with the North Carolina law exempting magistrates from performing such marriages based on deeply held religious convictions. But local lawmakers from both parties said today they expect the decision […]

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Policy Watch reporter banned from McCrory press event

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Ricky Leung, NC Policy Watch, June 25, 2015. Education reporter Lindsay Wagner was kicked out of a North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) annual meeting today, a press event listed on McCrory’s public schedule that was sent out to media outlets, including N.C. Policy Watch. When pressed for an explanation, a representative who […]

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