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NC Bill Hikes Fines For Passing School Buses

Posted: 07/09/2013 - North Carolina motorists convicted of passing a stopped school bus picking up or dropping off students would face a $500 minimum fine in addition to other punishments in legislation going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.

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Immigration, Student Loan Top Congressional Agenda

Posted: 07/07/2013 - Republicans and Democrats will put good will to the test when Congress returns this week to potentially incendiary fights over nominations, unresolved disputes over student loans and the farm bill, and the uncertainty of whether lawmakers have the political will to rewrite the nation's immigration laws.

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U.S. Economy Adds 195K Jobs; Unemployment 7.6 Percent

Posted: 07/05/2013 - U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy and makes it more likely the Federal Reserve will slow its bond purchases as early as September.

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Abortion Bill Clears State Senate As Protesters Watch

Updated: 07/03/2013 - Senate Republicans have given their final approval to legislation requiring additional rules surrounding abortions in North Carolina, even as hundreds of protesters against the bill watched from the gallery.

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The Debate Over Sea Level Rise In NC

Updated: 07/02/2013 - Say the words climate change or global warming and you usually draw a strong reaction from most people. Some call it junk science and a waste of time. Others wonder why more isn't being done to deal with the issue.

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$1.4-Million Helps Bring 350 Jobs To Halifax County

Updated: 07/02/2013 - Halifax County has been given a $1.4 million investment award, according to Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield, for a state-of-the-art lumber processing facility owned and operated by Klausner Lumber Two.

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NC Racial Justice Repeal Leaves Questions In Wake

Posted: 06/29/2013 - The repeal of North Carolina's Racial Justice Act leaves uncertainty about how quickly the state will resume executing convicted murderers and what the legislation's legacy will be after just four years in action.

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Speed Limit Changes At A Stopping Point

Posted: 06/28/2013 - A slowed-down effort to consider raising the maximum speed limit on some North Carolina highways to 75 mph has reached a stop sign at the legislature.

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