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2 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

AAA: Top SC substandard bridges on I-26

In a year in which fixing South Carolina's roads has become a political issue, AAA Carolinas on Wednesday released its list of the top substandard bridges in the state - a list again led by six spans on Interstate 26, all built at least a half-century ago.

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6 hrs ago | Q-Notes

A pivotal moment for marriage equality in North Carolina

Pictured Above: A scene from a protest after the passage of California's Proposition 8 held at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center on Nov. 15, 2008.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Activism, Bostic, NC

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Seniors in N.C. saved less in Obamacare provision

For the first half of 2014, North Carolina Medicare beneficiaries on average have seen less of a benefit from a portion of the Affordable Care Act that reduces out-of-pocket spending on prescription medication.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, North Carolina

11 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, North Carolina, Richard Burr, Republican, Senator Mark Begich

11 hrs ago | ABC News

Partisan Gridlock Robs Senators of Feel-Good Laws

The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, 2012 Presidential Election, Richard Burr, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

11 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

Democratic state Sen. Kay Hagan is shown during a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C., in this Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Richard Burr, Republican, North Carolina, Senator Mark Begich, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

13 hrs ago | KSL-TV

UNC to get 2nd generation of Spangler oversight

North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday added the daughter of former University of North Carolina President C.D. Spangler to the board overseeing the state's 17-campus public university system.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

WRAL.com

'Puppy mill' bill likely dead for this year

The House passed legislation in 2013 that would require large breeding operations, or "puppy mills," to meet basic standards of animal welfare, sanitation and humane treatment.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Agriculture, Science, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

North Carolina budget deal

After weeks negotiating the North Carolina senate and house have reached an agreement.

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NewsBusters.org

WashPost's Dana Milbank Blames North Carolina GOP For Woman's Death

On July 1, a local hospital in Belhaven, North Carolina closed its doors in part because the state legislature opposed the expansion of Medicaid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina, Belhaven, NC, Washington Post, Publishing

ThinkProgress

No, Cutting Unemployment Benefits Didn't Boost North Carolina's Workforce

Last year, North Carolina made such drastic cuts to its unemployment insurance program that it got kicked out of the federal program that gave states money to keep the long-term unemployed receiving benefits after they exhausted the state-level ones.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

WCTI

DOT: Neuse Blvd. resurfacing to begin Wednesday

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation said the long-awaited resurfacing of a heavily-damaged road will begin Wednesday.

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Burlington Times News

Stream buffer protections rewritten by industry, DENR

A plan to update regulations that protect streams and rivers was adopted last year after a nearly five-year process that incorporated input from a wide range of interests.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, North Carolina

Institute for Southern Studies

Voter ire over handling of Duke Energy coal ash disaster transcends party politics

An environmental group has been running TV ads critical of North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis for failing to do enough to address Duke Energy's coal ash pollution -- and a new poll finds that most of the state's voters agree.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, US News

AEI

Export-Import Bank fan Kay Hagan claims Thom Tillis defends corporate welfare

Give the lady points for boldness: Sen. Kay Hagan is blasting her Republican opponent for "sid[ing] with the special interests" because he opposes a corporate welfare agency that gives most of its subsidies to Hagan's campaign contributors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Kevin McCarthy, North Carolina, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Paul Ryan, Speakers, Opinion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

NC attorney general won't defend his state's gay marriage ban

Tony London, a plaintiff in the Bostic v. Rainey case, waves to the crowd as he and his partner, Tim Bostic leave Federal Court after a hearing on Virginia's ban on gay marriage in Norfolk, Va.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Bostic, NC, North Carolina, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court

The Gaston Gazette

Congressman to hold town hall meetings

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry will hold a series of town hall meetings next week for voters within the 10th Congressional district.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Tax

Mt. Airy News

A glaring gap in North Carolina's Medicaid program3:39 pm

Changing North Carolina's Medicaid system has been a major topic of debate the 2014 "short session" of the General Assembly.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Opinion

Local Tech Wire

N.C. Senate hopes to drive more rural job growth with new Job Catalyst Fund

North Carolina's Department of Commerce, which has been largely privatized under Gov. Pat McCrory, could soon have a new recruitment fund designed to help the state lure projects that promise to create 500 or more full-time manufacturing jobs.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Environmental Law, Law

Star Tribune

GOP Senate chances are improving, data show

Republicans appear to have a slight advantage in key U.S. Senate races, with the most likely outcome being a GOP gain of six seats, the minimum they need to finish with a 51-49 seat majority, according to data analyzed by the New York Times.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, Senator Kay Hagan, Elizabeth Dole, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, North Carolina

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