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Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

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Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election. More>>

Cooper asks NC court to intervene in rate increase

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to intervene once again on behalf of consumers in light of a decision to restore a rate increase sought by Duke Energy. More>>

NC clergy write to Republican government leaders

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Several clergy members opposed to Republican policies approved in North Carolina are asking to meet with GOP state government leaders before the legislative session begin next month. More>>

McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward' Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.

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McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash Video included

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Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
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Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago. More>>

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

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The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain. More>>

New TV ads heat up NC Senate race Video included

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The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator. More>>

McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

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Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers. More>>

Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

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The Wake County judge who ordered Duke Energy to take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash ponds has denied the utility’s request for a stay in the matter. More>>

Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments

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A new ad attacks Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
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More NC Senate candidates release money totals

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Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary. More>>

McCrory says tax overhaul will create jobs, attract business to NC Video included

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Tax day is becoming increasingly political in North Carolina, and conservatives on Tuesday used the day to praise their major tax overhaul while critics said it will burden the middle and lower classes. More>>

Feds: NC has made 'significant strides' in food stamps backlog Video included

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A federal administrator said North Carolina has “made significant strides” in providing services to families in need of food stamps, according to a letter dated April 15. More>>

McCrory Twitter account calls Masters jacket 'infamous'

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McCrory's Twitter account used a surprising word to describe the green jacket given to the Masters champion.
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NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

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North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples. More>>

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

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Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation. More>>

NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears Video included

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There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers. More>>

Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court Video included

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North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. More>>

NC teacher salary report doesn't please all

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A North Carolina committee on teacher salaries doesn't go far enough, some say.
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Nurse, ex-mayor, Canadian also run for NC Senate

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Heather Grant got in the U.S. Senate race following a brief military nursing career when she wasn't persuaded to support other early candidates. More>>

2 Democrats challenge favored Hagan in NC primary

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While many Republicans want to vote U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan out of office in November, other voters get the chance to affirm her as the Democratic Party's nominee with their votes in May. More>>

NC lawmakers want tuition grant program resumed

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North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say they plan to ask the state Supreme Court to stop a lower-court decision that prevents a new program using taxpayer money for tuition at K-12 private or religious schools this fall. More>>

Today is deadline to register for May NC primary

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A new law means North Carolina residents are no longer allowed to register to vote during early voting. So they're just about out of time if they want to cast ballots for the May 6 primary. More>>

NCAE town hall hopes to get General Assembly's attention Video included

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The General Assembly will be facing down a lot of frustrated teachers when it gets back in session.  More>>

Suit cites urgency to overturn NC gay marriage ban

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems. More>>

Some NC lawmakers want governor's order canceled

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Some North Carolina legislators say Gov. Pat McCrory went too far with an executive order last summer about how to enforce a new law on leaking trash trucks and want it canceled. More>>

Promising new technique helps people with paralysis Video included

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In a new study released Tuesday in the journal Brain, researchers demonstrate a promising new technique that will help people with paralysis.


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NC Republicans hold more top effectiveness spots

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North Carolina Republicans expanded their majorities at the General Assembly at 2012. A survey assembled every two years by a nonpartisan research group finds they are wielding more influence in the legislative process, too. More>>

NC Senate hopefuls announce 1st quarter totals

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Leading North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are announcing their fundraising totals so far this year before they're required to tell election regulators next week.
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High court voids overall contribution limits

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The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual donors may make to candidates, political parties and political action committees. More>>

McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

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McCrory Chief Legal Counsel Bob Stephens says Cooper has complicated the issue by using Duke's massive coal ash spill to raise money for his campaign. More>>

Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

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A change in a regulatory reform bill could help Duke Energy avoid some costly cleanup costs. More>>

Hillary Clinton calls Benghazi her biggest regret Video included

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was noncommittal on her political plans in an interview at the NADA convention. More>>

Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

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The public more often uses Google to learn the names of their current representatives, recent election results or the official state flower. More>>

Competing NC tax overhaul bills discussed

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House and Senate Republicans are providing more details about their competing plans to overhaul North Carolina's tax system. More>>

Humane Society, NC Chamber differ on bill's intent Video included

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An animal protection group is running a television ad opposing a bill they say would make it harder to uncover animal abuse with whistleblower videos at North Carolina companies. More>>

Senate Republicans moving NC budget to House

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Senate Republicans are about ready to hand off their North Carolina state budget proposal to their counterparts in the House. More>>

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  • Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

    Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:51:50 GMT
    Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.
    Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.
  • Cooper asks NC court to intervene in rate increase

    Cooper asks NC court to intervene in rate increase

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:46:50 GMT
    Attorney General Roy Cooper is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to intervene once again on behalf of consumers in light of a decision to restore a rate increase sought by Duke Energy.
    Attorney General Roy Cooper is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to intervene once again on behalf of consumers in light of a decision to restore a rate increase sought by Duke Energy.
  • NC clergy write to Republican government leaders

    NC clergy write to Republican government leaders

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:37:10 GMT
    Several clergy members opposed to Republican policies approved in North Carolina are asking to meet with GOP state government leaders before the legislative session begin next month.
    Several clergy members opposed to Republican policies approved in North Carolina are asking to meet with GOP state government leaders before the legislative session begin next month.
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  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:14 GMT
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:11 GMT
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.
    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.
  • Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:33:03 GMT
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
    Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
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