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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.

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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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.

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.

Former Gov. Hunt says North Carolina teachers need raises

Posted: 04/19/2016 - Former Governor Jim Hunt was the guest speaker at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Greenville Tuesday afternoon, encouraging people to support the Martin-Pitt Partnership and United Way of Pitt County.

New Division of Marine Fisheries director named

Updated: 04/19/2016 - State Environmental Department Secretary named Braxton Davis, current director of the state Division of Coastal Management, to lead the state's Division of Marine Fisheries effective immediately.
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