Sunday Jun 2
The Charlotte Observer
Western NC land buys bring state forest closer
ROSMAN, N.C. The N.C. Forest Service is now a quarter of the way toward its goal of creating an 8,000-acre Headwaters State Forest in southern Transylvania County, protecting one of the largest undeveloped tracts of privately owned land in Western North Carolina.
New abortion legislation is the focus of Capitol City Sunday
A number of abortion bills will soon be making their way through the state legislature.
Senate budget for conservation doubles governor's version
On the heels of an announcement of a new state forest in Western North Carolina, conservation groups are cautiously applauding the state Senate's proposed budget, which more than doubles the conservation funding levels from those in the governor's budget The funding, however, is still a mere fraction of original levels, and one WNC lawmaker said ... (more)
The Fresno Bee
Local: Vidak leading in early returns for 16th state Senate District race
Hanford Republican Andy Vidak was leading Tuesday over his main rival, Bakersfield Democrat Leticia Perez, in the 16th District state Senate special election to replace Michael Rubio.
Neill gets three years for tax fraud
Disbarred Hendersonville attorney and former congressional candidate Sam Neill apologized for stealing nearly $2.5 million from his clients' trust accounts before he was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison.