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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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Local Target shoppers weigh in on company's HB2 opposition

Updated: 04/25/2016 - 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.

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HB 2 protestors released from jail

Updated: 04/26/2016 - 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.

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NCAA adds charge, removes another from UNC academic case

Posted: 04/25/2016 - 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.

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Protesters hold sit-in outside lawmaker offices

Updated: 04/25/2016 - 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.

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LGBT leader sworn into North Carolina House

Posted: 04/24/2016 - The head of North Carolina's leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year's regular work session.

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NAACP President announces protests for HB2 in Raleigh

Updated: 04/22/2016 - 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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NC Senate Leader: HB2 will stay in place

Updated: 04/20/2016 - The leader of North Carolina's state senate says he doesn't see the need to amend a law that limits protections for the LGBT community during the upcoming session.

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