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Senate Panel Approves Assault Weapons Ban

Posted: 03/14/2013 - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an assault weapons ban in a party-line vote that underscores how hard it will be for the measure to survive in the full Senate.

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Burr Bill Extends Coverage For Lejeune Toxic Water

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Republican Sen. Richard Burr has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

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Public Speaks Out On Photo ID To Vote In NC

Posted: 03/12/2013 - North Carolina citizens are trying to persuade House members to their way of thinking on requiring citizens to show photo identification before voting.

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US Officials: North Korea Poses Serious Threat

Posted: 03/12/2013 - The director of National Intelligence says an unpredictable North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and missile programs, stands as a serious threat to the United States and East Asia nations.

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Local Officials Doubt MetLife Over $2M Break

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Some NC officials suspect they were duped before approving about $2 million to coax MetLife Inc. to bring 2,600 jobs from the Northeast and California.

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Jones Wants Answers On Release of 2,000 Illegal Immigrants

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Nearly 2,000 illegal immigrants have been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in what the Department of Homeland Security says is a result of sequestration, and now Congressman Walter Jones and others want some answers.

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Washington City Manager Resigns, Takes Job In SC

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Less than two years after being hired, Washington city manager Josh Kay has submitted his resignation and has taken a job in South Carolina with a utility provider.

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Blunt NC Political Memo Gives GOP An Opening

Posted: 03/10/2013 - A document written for liberal-leaning groups brainstorming how to fight back against Gov. Pat McCrory and fellow Republican legislative leaders has shaken up North Carolina's political landscape.

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Partial Victory For Democratic Gun Bills In Colorado

Posted: 03/09/2013 - Lawmakers advanced Colorado's strictest gun proposals in recent memory, during marathon debate in a state caught between a history of horrific shootings and a Western heritage where gun ownership is a daily part of life for many.

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NC Justices Strike Down Lumberton's Sweepstakes Tax

Posted: 03/08/2013 - The court ruled Friday that Lumberton's 2010 decision to raise existing privilege taxes at sweepstakes locations violated the state constitution's provision that taxation be exercised in a "just and equitable manner."

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MetLife Hired McCrory's Former Firm For NC Deal

Posted: 03/08/2013 - McCrory dodged questions Friday about one of the largest jobs announcements in North Carolina in years. MetLife hired the governor's former employer to help arrange one of the largest incentives packages in state history aimed at one company.

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McCrory Asks For Cost Cutting By State Agencies

Posted: 03/08/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says state government needs to tighten its belt to keep its budget balanced while paying for higher costs in North Carolina's Medicaid program through the end of June.

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Bin Laden Spokesman Pleads Not Guilty To Plot

Posted: 03/08/2013 - A senior al-Qaida leader and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has pleaded not guilty to plotting against Americans in his role as the terror network's spokesman.

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NAACP Compares Voter ID To Poll Tax

Updated: 03/07/2013 - The head of the North Carolina NAACP is comparing Republican attempts to require photo identification to vote to a "poll tax," and says he and his allies will fight it at the Legislature and in court if it's approved.

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Voter ID Efforts In NC Moving Forward

Updated: 03/05/2013 - North Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like.

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NC Bill Would End Illegal Immigrants' Enrollment

Posted: 03/05/2013 - North Carolina's university and community college systems would no longer be allowed to enroll illegal immigrants in legislation filed by some House Republicans.

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House Republicans Lay Out Voter ID Bill Process

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Speaker Thom Tillis said Tuesday at a news conference that Republicans will take a "deliberative, responsible and interactive approach" before passing a yet-written bill in his chamber sometime next month.

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Hess To Get Out Of Retail Business

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Hess is getting out of the gas station business and ridding itself of its energy trading and marketing businesses, as it shifts its focus further into exploration and production.

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NC Democrats Want Immigrants To Get Same Licenses

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Democratic lawmakers, clergy and Hispanic young adults say a plan by North Carolina to grant specially marked licenses to qualifying illegal immigrants later this month is discriminatory.

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Pentagon To Furlough Teachers, Cut Commissary Time

Posted: 03/04/2013 - The Pentagon says it will be forced to furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday.

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