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Voter ID Bill Headed To NC House Floor Next Week

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The Appropriations Committee voted in favor of the bill Tuesday over the objections of Democrats who again tried to add amendments to ease restrictions requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls.

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NC Senate OKs Drug Testing Requirement For Welfare

Posted: 04/22/2013 - Some North Carolina legislators want to require applicants for North Carolina's cash and worker training welfare program to undergo drug tests to qualify and pay for it themselves.

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Officials: Bomb Suspects Appear Driven By Faith

Posted: 04/22/2013 - The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by their religious faith but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials said Monday.

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NAACP Calls For Protests Of GOP Initiatives

Posted: 04/22/2013 - The president of the North Carolina NAACP is calling for religious leaders to organize non-violent protests to bring attention to what he considers a Republican crusade against poor and minority residents.

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Abortion Bills Could Drive Wedge In NC GOP

Posted: 04/21/2013 - Abortion rights-advocates and political observers say state bills to add new restrictions to abortion could set up a confrontation between lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Bill Calls For End To NC Runoff Elections

Posted: 04/19/2013 - A group of Republican lawmakers want to get rid of the costly runoffs that usually draw less than 10 percent of North Carolina voters.

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"The Wall That Heals" In Goldsboro Through Sunday

Updated: 04/18/2013 - It was an emotional day Thursday in Goldsboro as hundreds of people visited "The Wall That Heals," a traveling replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Obama Slams Senators Who Opposed Gun Measure

Updated: 04/17/2013 - The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control.

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The Iron Lady Laid To Rest

Updated: 04/17/2013 - Margaret Thatcher, Britain's Iron Lady, was laid to rest Wednesday with a level of pomp and protest reflecting her status as a commanding, polarizing political figure.

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NC Dept. Public Safety Evaluating Security Procedures

Updated: 04/16/2013 - The Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety was in Eastern Carolina Tuesday where we had a chance to ask him about security concerns in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Data Shows Fewer NC Voters Lack Photo ID's

Posted: 04/16/2013 - New data from the State Board of Elections show far fewer voters lack photo identification than critics of a voter ID bill suggest.

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State Auto Insurance Overhaul Proposal Defeated

Posted: 04/16/2013 - An effort to overhaul North Carolina's automobile insurance system has been thwarted in a House committee after Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin and other speakers warned passing the bill would raise premium rates for everyone.

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NC Equality Lobbying Day

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Gay rights supporters in North Carolina fell short last year in stopping a constitutional amendment that made clear same-sex marriage and civil unions are unlawful in the state. Now they're lobbying again, this time to seek more protections for state workers.

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Background Checks For Welfare Passes State House

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The bill that passed 106-6 Thursday requires all social services employees to perform background checks to bar applicants and recipients with outstanding warrants or other active violations from welfare and food stamp programs.

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State House Republicans File Major Immigration Bill

Updated: 04/12/2013 - House Republicans have filed legislation that would grant driving privileges to immigrants living in the country without documentation while adding new enforcement measures.

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Berger Nixes UNC Campus Closings In Senate Budget

Posted: 04/10/2013 - The top leader of the North Carolina Senate says he doesn't envision his chamber's state budget proposal will direct any closings of the University of North Carolina system's 17 campuses.

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State Senate Okays 75 MPH Speed Limit Proposal

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Legislation that allows transportation officials to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 miles per hour shows no signs of slowing down, at least in the Senate.

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Religious Leaders Oppose Racial Justice Act Repeal

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Religious leaders of several faiths are opposing the repeal of a North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to have their sentences reduced to life in prison if they can prove racial prejudice played a part in their trials.

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