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Budget deal to end adult prosecution of North Carolina teens
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina appears ready to give up being one of the only states that automatically prosecutes 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for crimes. A policy decision included in the state's budget deal would "raise the age" of juvenile courts to include 16- and 17-year-olds, like much of the rest of the country, and end the state's nearly
Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit — and possibly a weapon — on him. The acquittal of a Minnesota officer in the death of a licensed gun owner who volunteered that he had a gun seconds before being fatally shot during a traffic stop adds to the worries of
Child protection, social services changes given Senate OK
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
RALEIGH – An updated plan to overhaul and improve North Carolina's child welfare and social services system doesn't go as far as an earlier proposal that would have forced counties to regionalize programs over time. The Senate voted unanimously Monday for the measure. The bill also requires a social worker to observe a child who has been removed from
Cooper, other Democrats press for new maps quickly
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina Democrats and allies continued to press Republican leaders Monday to redraw legislative maps quickly after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed last week that nearly 30 districts are illegally racially gerrymandered. Last Monday, the nation's highest court upheld the lower court decision of three federal judges who originally
North Carolina court upholds denial of eugenics compensation
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
RALEIGH – A North Carolina appeals court has affirmed that surviving relatives of people who were involuntarily sterilized by the state decades ago can't get state compensation because those victims of the program died before a legal cutoff date that determines who's qualified. The Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously upheld denials by a state
Pilot program tests ‘whole child’ approach in NC schools
Monday, June 5, 2017
The committee tasked with addressing the needs of the “whole child” revealed its initial findings from a pilot program on Thursday. The Whole Child NC committee convened to discuss progress of the program designed to examine issues outside of academics in 11 school districts. The group, a collection of representatives from different state, local

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