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State Lawmakers To Tweak Law Cutting Jobless Benefits

Posted: 07/15/2013 - North Carolina lawmakers plan to make some changes in a new law that cuts unemployment benefits after the U.S. Labor Department pointed out some parts of the law that do not comply with federal regulations.

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If NC Tax Deal Is Reached, Will It Be True Reform?

Posted: 07/14/2013 - Republicans legislative leaders are still aiming to reach a deal they say will modernize North Carolina's tax system before this year's General Assembly session ends.

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Attorney General Won't Block ACLU's NC Gay Marriage Ban Case

Posted: 07/12/2013 - The ACLU and Attorney General Roy Cooper's office said Friday that Cooper won't fight the civil-rights organization expanding an existing lawsuit against a state law which says unmarried couples cannot be recognized as equal parents.

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Greenville Mayor Files For Second Term

Updated: 07/12/2013 - Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas is running for a second term. He filed his paperwork Thursday at the Pitt County board of elections.

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NEW INFO: Smithfield CEO Defends Deal With Chinese Company

Updated: 07/11/2013 - Lawmakers want to know more about a possible acquisition involving a China company and Virginia-based Smithfield foods, the world's biggest pork producer, with plants here in Eastern North Carolina.

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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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