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Governor to veto North Carolina budget; override likely
Monday, June 26, 2017
RALEIGH – Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday he will veto the state budget put on his desk by Republican lawmakers, calling them irresponsible when it comes to spending priorities and tax cuts. "Rather than matching the dreams and aspirations of our people, this budget is short-sighted and small-minded," Cooper said at an Executive Mansion news
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

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NCCU chancellor has interim tag removed

DURHAM – Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., who has served as North Carolina Central

Breaking the Cycle

Last week marked a major victory for Dennis Gaddy. The executive director of Community Services

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