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13 min ago | Jacksonville Daily News

Governor McCrory Signs Legislation Requiring 911 Center Backup Plans

Every 911 center in North Carolina will be required to have a backup call response plan in place under legislation signed today by Governor Pat McCrory.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WITN

State Senators Walk Out, Return To Budget Meeting

More trouble in North Carolina budget negotiations after senators left the room when the House brought in local school leaders to speak to bolster its position to preserve funds for teacher assistants.

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The Futon Report

BBQ is a unique and diverse American cuisine.

For being what some call America's original cuisine, BBQ is quite diverse and looks and tastes different all across the country.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, North Carolina

Burlington Times News

McCrory criticizes Senate on budget talks

Gov. Pat McCrory has criticized the North Carolina Senate for failing to bridge a budget impasse on education and walking out on education leaders during negotiations.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina

Merced Sun-Star

1 year later, no new abortion rules in N. Carolina

Broadly speaking, the law requires that clinics be regulated in the same way as outpatient surgical centers.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Women's Health, Health

The Hill

Hagan hit on carbon tax again

Conservative group American Energy Alliance launched ads Wednesday accusing Sen. Kay Hagan again for supporting a carbon tax.

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

News Max

Terror Task Force Head: House Erred on Terror Bill

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives constrained the intelligence community too much, North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger wrote in a commentary in The Wall Street Journal .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Robert Pittenger, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, North Carolina, Terrorism

Off the Kuff

Students against voter ID

Civil rights groups have spent a decade fighting requirements that voters show photo identification, arguing that this discriminates against African-Americans, Hispanics and the poor.

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Related Topix: African-American, North Carolina, US News

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Free Republic

Call U.S. Senators on "Baby Dna" Bill

We have an opportunity to protect the genetic privacy of every newborn citizen. Newborn screening is a government genetic testing program run by the states, and partially funded by the federal government.

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

WRAL.com

NC education spending on decades-long slide

WRAL News reviewed budget numbers for the last 30 years and found that the percentage of general fund dedicated to K-12 classrooms has been on a long, slow slide, even as the total dollars for education increased.

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The Charlotte Observer

Democratic Women to talk about election

A representative of Forward NC, a committee working with Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, will speak to the group.

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

Daily Kos

NC-Sen: Kay Hagan (D) Hits Thom Tillis' (R) Over Support For SCOTUS Ruling On Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court's recent decision in Hobby Lobby was a huge setback for women's access to birth control.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Health Insurance, Health, Women's Health, Liberal Political News

Jacksonville Daily News

Ensuring future of Tar Heel icon

Standing watch on the west bank of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, the Battleship North Carolina has long been a symbol of the state's military pride.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Wilmington, NC, Tar Heel, NC, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Opinion

JD Supra

Weekly Update from the NC State House - July 2014: As budget...

Weekly Update from the NC State House - July 2014: As budget hostility between the chambers seemingly settled down Wednesday afternoon, the eerie end-of-season feeling began to loom the halls of the General Assembly... Welcome to the Nexsen Pruet Weekly Legislative Update! The Nexsen Pruet Public Policy team provides attorneys and clients with a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina

Mon Jul 07, 2014

WRAL.com

Key priorities linger as end of session approaches

House leaders have suspended normal committee work and floor sessions during the week of July 7 to concentrate on reaching compromises with their Senate colleagues.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina, Medicaid, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors

The Nation

North Carolina's 'Monster' Voting Law Challenged in Federal Court

Rev. William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP speaks at a "Moral March to the Polls" rally in downtown Winston-Salem.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Guilford County, NC, US Politics, US News

TheBlaze.com

Could This Pizza Deliveryman Serve Up a Senate Victory for Democrats?

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is locked in one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate races in the country in North Carolina, leading slightly against Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Libertarian Party, Barack Obama

Star-Telegram.com

North Carolina voting law changes fight in court

Sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until at least after the November election, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, African-American, Pat McCrory, US Governors, US Supreme Court

ABC News

North Carolina Voting Law Changes Fight in Court

Sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until at least after the November election, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday.

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

The Miami Herald

North Carolina voting law changes fight in court

Sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, should be put on hold until at least after the November election, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday.

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

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