Duke Energy rate bill headed to Senate floor

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Duke Energy in downtown Raleigh. Photo taken August 17, 2018. Dozens of companies are against the measure over concerns of higher electricity rates.

Voters choosing nominees to succeed late NC Rep. Jones

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More than two dozen candidates seeking to succeed the late North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr. first must win their parties’ nominations. Voters go to the polls Tuesday in the … Click to Continue »

The first draft of North Carolina’s budget was just released

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The North Carolina House of Representatives released its budget Monday night, setting the stage for a debate over how to spend billions of dollars over the next two years. Many … Click to Continue »

Bill making casino nights for charities lawful gets final OK

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A bill heading to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk makes clear charities aren’t breaking the law by holding occasional casino “game nights” as fundraisers as long as they follow … Click to Continue »

NC House approves changes to sexual assault, drunk driving laws

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alcohol generic, drinking genericState House lawmakers made quick work Monday night of measures that would tighten sexual assault laws and impose mandatory jail time for killing someone by driving while impaired, either in a land vehicle or a boat.

Domestic violence bill advances without change to state gun law

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Domestic violence protective ordersLegislation adjusting the state’s domestic violence protection order law cleared a House committee Monday after lawmakers narrowly defeated a proposal to give judges more discretion to order defendants in domestic violence cases to surrender their guns and ammunition.

Good for planning ahead or padding profits? Critics fight a plan for Duke Energy rates

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Debate over a controversial proposal on electricity rates ratcheted up this week with two environmental groups’ full-page newspaper ad asking the state Senate’s top-ranking Democrat, Dan Blue, to end his … Click to Continue »

Born Alive abortion bill override vote planned Tuesday

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Vote will be close, may come down to a Pitt County Democrat.

How many school counselors is enough? Berger and NCAE hotly debate issue ahead of May 1 march.

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Senate leader Phil Berger is dismissing the goal of reaching a nationally recommended standard for school counselors, leading to groups supporting Wednesday’s mass teacher protest to say he’s ignoring the … Click to Continue »

Governor: State takeover of Providence schools is an option

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo isn’t ruling out the possibility of the state taking over Providence schools. The Democrat on Monday told WPRO-AM that “everything has to be on the … Click to Continue »