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Speed A Factor In Fatal Wreck

Posted: 06/10/2011 - The car in which three teen-aged boys were killed Sunday evening was going an estimated 129 mph five seconds before it crashed on a rural Wake County road.

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NC Lawmakers Approve Concussion Safety Bill

Posted: 06/10/2011 - Legislation that would teach parents, students and coaches to look out for concussions and keep North Carolina school athletes out of competition until healed is close to becoming law.

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Mental Health Shift Approved By NC Legislature

Posted: 06/09/2011 - North Carolina's local mental health treatment system would consolidate and shift to a new managed-care model for Medicaid-paid services currently used in a handful of counties in legislation heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk.

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NC House Tentatively Approves New Abortion Rules

Posted: 06/09/2011 - North Carolina legislators are wrestling with philosophical and political differences in approving a bill requiring women to get specialized counseling and wait 24 hours before having an abortion.

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Voter ID Bill Given Initial OK On NC House Floor

Posted: 06/09/2011 - The Republican-led North Carolina House has tentatively approved a voter identification bill GOP lawmakers argue will reduce voter fraud but Democrats say will disenfranchise thousands of citizens.

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NC House Tentatively Approves New Abortion Rules

Posted: 06/08/2011 - North Carolina legislators are wrestling with philosophical and political differences in approving a bill requiring women to get specialized counseling and wait 24 hours before having an abortion.

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NC House Targets Funding Of NC Teacher Advocacy Group

Posted: 06/08/2011 - North Carolina's leading advocacy group for teachers is facing the prospect of losing its largest source of revenue as the Democrat-backed group faces a hostile Republican legislative leadership.

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Higher Littering Fines Approved By NC Senate

Updated: 06/08/2011 - Throw that soda can out your car window or dump trash in the woods and you'll face heftier fines in legislation that's cleared one chamber at the General Assembly.

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Graduation Rates Report Gives NC Improved Marks

Posted: 06/08/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue and state education leaders say a new outside report on graduation rates is proof North Carolina is moving its public schools in the right direction.

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Bill Blocking Low-Interest School Loans Revived

Posted: 06/08/2011 - North Carolina Republican lawmakers are organizing a way around one of Gov. Beverly Perdue's vetoes so that nearly two dozen community colleges can refuse low-interest federal student loans.

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Super Fog Not Expected Wednesday

Posted: 06/07/2011 - A whiteout or super fog event, is not expected near the wildfire in Dare County, after super fog closed down highway 264 for 4 hours Tuesday morning.

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NC Lawmakers Look To Loosen Gun Laws

Posted: 06/07/2011 - The state House is aiming to ease gun laws in more than a dozen ways, including making clear that a carjacker or home-invader could be shot to death legally.

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Nearly 200 Animals Seized From Home

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Animal control officers say they busted a puppy mill and removed nearly 200 animals from a home in Wake County.

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Charter School Advocates Want NC Cap Removed

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Advocates of legislation to remove the current 100-school cap for charter schools in North Carolina are worried the effort is getting lost as this year's regular session of the General Assembly may be winding down.

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Perdue Undecided On Budget Veto

Updated: 06/06/2011 - Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's not being coy about her decision on whether she'll veto a Republican-written North Carolina state budget she's already criticized for harming public education.

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