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Rally against HB 2 planned at state legislature

Updated: 05/16/2016 - 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.

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Impaired boating crimes OK'd by North Carolina House panel

Posted: 05/11/2016 - 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.

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NC Chamber: LGBT law changes should allow some lawsuits

Posted: 05/11/2016 - 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.

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UNC head on LBGT law: Colleges can't run without fed funds

Updated: 05/10/2016 - 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.

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North Carolina budget writers agree how much to spend in '17

Posted: 05/04/2016 - 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.

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Va. school board appeals transgender restroom ruling

Posted: 05/03/2016 - 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.

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Teacher Appreciation Week celebrated locally

Updated: 05/03/2016 - 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.

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Appeals court orders expedited review in voter ID case

Posted: 04/28/2016 - 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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NC Voter ID law upheld by federal judge

Updated: 04/25/2016 - Federal judge dismisses lawsuits challenging a North Carolina election law that requires voters show photo identification when casting ballots.

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