- North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have agreed on how much the state should spend next year. It appears to resolve early an issue that tripped up budget negotiations last year and led to a General Assembly session lasting eight months.
- A Virginia school board has asked the full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review a panel's ruling that a transgender teen must be allowed to use the boys' restroom at school.
- Teaching has become an increasingly difficult job over the last few years with more assessments, students and budget constraints. That makes Teacher Appreciation Week all the more special for educators.
- A federal appeals court wants to examine swiftly a trial judge's ruling this week upholding North Carolina's voting law changes, which include a photo identification mandate to cast a ballot in person.
- More than half a million people have signed a petition saying they will no longer shop at Target stores after the announcement that Target opposes the state's HB2 law, while continuing to follow the Federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals.
- Dozens of protesters arrested late Monday at North Carolina's Legislative Building have been released after a day of demonstrations for and against a law limiting protections for LGBT people.
- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and a top General Assembly leader say the state's new law on LGBT rights and transgender bathroom rules won't be repealed during this year's legislative session.
- The NCAA has charged The University of North Carolina with five violations, including failing to sufficiently monitor its academic support program for athletes, in its long-running fraud scandal.
- Protesters are taking turns sitting outside the offices of the North Carolina General Assembly's top leaders to demand the repeal of a new law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people.
- North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber called on people to join them in Raleigh Monday for a day of protests that would include waves of mass sit-ins at the state capitol building's second floor.
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