- The Forward Together movement led by the state NAACP scheduled a rally late Monday between the Legislative Building and the old Capitol building where Gov. Pat McCrory keeps his office.
- The parents of an eight-month old boy are petitioning NC Governor Pat McCrory and U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis to require hospitals to test newborns for Krabbe Disease.
- Criminal penalties for someone causing death or serious injury while driving a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol would be raised in line with punishments for DWI using a car in legislation heading to the North Carolina House floor.
- North Carolina's business lobby says it wants changes to a state law that limits protections to LGBT people, but only offering specifics on a provision that blocks workplace discrimination lawsuits from state courts.
- Leaders of North Carolina's public universities are grappling with the threat that the federal government could withhold billions of dollars if the state loses a legal battle over transgender students and bathrooms.
- North Carolina lawmakers facing a self-imposed deadline have offered bills addressing penalties for "sanctuary cities," the cost of college education, economic incentives and worker pay.
- 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.
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