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North Carolina policies that call for pregnant inmates to be shackled to a hospital bed while in labor could be revised soon, after a complaint about the practice. The review comes after SisterSong, an Atlanta-based organization that promotes reproductive rights for women of color, and groups from North ...
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina county government's computers have been infected by ransomware, slowing business to a crawl. The Dispatch of Lexington reports Davidson County Manager Zeb Hanner said officials learned about the software virus early Friday. Hanner said 911 is still ...

In the wake of Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Florida, a report finds that North Carolina's two U.S. senators were among the top beneficiaries of money from the National Rifle Association. Only one of the 535 members of Congress has gotten more help from the NRA than Republican Sen. Richard ...
A North Carolina lawmaker says letting teachers bring guns to school would help save lives in situations like the school shooting that occurred in Florida on Wednesday – and ... I believe government officials are accountable for the number of deaths and injuries being as high as they are in these incidents.
State lawmakers will begin studying next week how to break up North Carolina school districts, potentially paving the way for splitting large school systems like Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg. A newly formed joint legislative study committee is charged with reporting back by May 1 on whether to ...
WASHINGTON — The Senate easily approved a far-reaching budget deal that would reopen the federal government and boost spending by hundreds .... “It was pretty much a smorgasbord of spending and policy that got added to this,” said Representative Mark Meadows, Republican of North Carolina and ...

A bill proposed Thursday would take $58 million that energy companies building a pipeline through Eastern North Carolina are expected to give state government as part of a deal Gov. Roy Cooper negotiated, and distribute it to school districts in eight counties the pipeline would run through. Cooper calls it ...
While North Carolina likes to think of itself as a Sunbelt success, it really isn't doing so hot, according to a new ranking of states. The Tar Heel State ... This is a just-the-facts survey comparing the states on 14 measures, based on data from the Census Bureau, and other government agencies and nonprofits.
Democrats and voters who filed the first lawsuit this decade challenging North Carolina lawmakers' redistricting plans went back to state court on Wednesday, seven years after challenging the 2011 election maps, seeking relief from districts they contend still weaken the overall influence of black voters.
RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers will soon return to work after keeping the General Assembly session in a holding pattern for weeks while Republicans negotiated some bills and awaited court rulings. The Senate and House have floor meetings Wednesday, and a spokeswoman for Senate leader ...
North Carolina lawmakers are returning to Raleigh this week, but they're not giving the public many details on what they plan to vote on. Both the state House of Representatives and the state Senate are due back in session Wednesday. A spokeswoman for Republican Senate leader Phil Berger said the ...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday rejected some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year's elections. The justices partially granted the request of Republican lawmakers who contend the House and Senate maps they voted for last ...
An organization aiming to help Democrats gain influence in North Carolina government faces allegations that it has violated campaign laws. A complaint filed with the state Board of Elections on Tuesday alleges that Indivisible - Flip NC has been raising money and improperly coordinating efforts with the ...
The governor, along with Attorney General Josh Stein, requested an extension of the federal government's comment period on the issue and proposed ... Stressing that North Carolina's coast has special circumstances, Cooper pressed his case that there is no such thing as safe oil exploration in the stormy ...
More than half of the community colleges in North Carolina give their workers more paid time off for holidays than other state employees are allowed to take. ... In public schools, state government agencies and throughout the UNC System, employees get to take off 12 paid holidays per year, including days ...
North Carolina is apparently the first coastal state to publicly threaten legal action against the Trump administration's offshore plan, but Sierra Weaver, a senior attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center said it was "entirely possible, if not likely," that other states opposed to drilling off their coasts ...
There are more than 1,000 federal employees at EPA offices in North Carolina. The state's EPA-funded jobs include 341 state workers at the NC Department of Environmental Quality, many of whom issue federal permits and monitor violations under the federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act.

The impasse means non-essential federal employees were not at work and some government services were halted, although a vote on whether to reopen the government was slated for late Monday morning. But how much is North Carolina affected? Consumer finance site WalletHub took a look at all 50 ...
NORTH CAROLINA — A North Carolina representative is refusing his salary as long as the government shutdown continues. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) tweeted about his decision saying: “As long as 100,000 active duty service men and women based in NC are defending our freedom with no pay, the very ...
The government shutdown is leaving some federal employees in North Carolina in limbo, and individuals looking for a pathway to citizenship. ... "Democrats forced a shutdown of the federal government putting partisan politics over our service members, veterans and kids relying on the children's health ...
... notifications and conduct interviews at 6 a.m., temporarily shutting down franchises in Washington, D.C., and 17 states: California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
North Carolina must act now to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to mitigate the effects of climate change. Experts agree that climate change is happening. They agree it is caused by humans. They even agree that we have a choice to make: By reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases such as ...
North Carolina has billions of dollars invested in stocks, bonds and more – but it needs someone to decide what to do with all that money. The state's $94 billion pension plan is responsible for making sure retired teachers, cops and other government workers are taken care of. It has been without a ...
A decision Wednesday by Toyota and Mazda to build a joint car factory in Alabama instead of North Carolina was received as another economic miss for one of the few Southeast states never to land a modern carmaker. The Japanese automakers announced plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Alabama ...
The North Carolina legislature returned to work Wednesday, passing a few simple bills but finishing with Republicans unable to agree on more immediate action for water quality challenges intensified since disclosure of the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river. The House and Senate gaveled in ...
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants his state to be treated just like Florida when it comes to offshore oil drilling. Cooper, a Democrat, requested that North Carolina be exempted from last week's Interior Department proposal to open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to offshore drilling. Florida and its ...
The vast majority of schools participating in North Carolina's voucher program have a Christian orientation. Some are Islamic, some Jewish and some are secular. Furthermore, in contrast to strict accountability measures for public schools, there are few such requirements for participating private schools.
“What we mean by judicial independence ... it's the principle that judges should reach legal decisions free from any outside pressures,” Timmons-Goodson said. “...Think North Carolina Constitution. Think the Bill of Rights. The law protects such basic rights from the trampling or intrusion of the government.
... Cooper administration recognizes that North Carolina's public records are the property of the people and that the former administration's policies and practices restricting free access to public records were inconsistent with North Carolina law and long standing tradition of open government,” Tadych said.
Milton Cuevas was named vice president of the government division; Stuart Vos has joined as director of government solutions; Charlie Helms has joined as director of account ... Helms joins Premiere after serving more than 26 years with the North Carolina Department of Revenue in various roles. During ...
And in the meantime, they approved a bill that would order experts in state government to conduct several studies related to GenX and wider pollution issues that are cropping up around North Carolina. Officials from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health and Human ...
The Dispatch of Lexington reports former Davidson County Deputy Andrew Eads was sentenced to between 16 and 29 months in prison and 36 months of supervised probation after pleading guilty Thursday to embezzlement and illegally accessing a government computer. Eads' attorney said his client was ...
North Carolina is bracing for snow, ice and bitterly cold temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning or advisory for 44 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. A wind chill advisory is in effect in 22 counties in western North Carolina. Many schools and government ...
Part of the reason behind North Carolina's large amount of people on the exchange is that the state never accepted the federal government's offer to expand Medicaid as allowed by Obamacare, which would have covered thousands of people here. Cooper made a 2016 campaign promise to accept that ...
That's what top Republicans in the North Carolina legislature would have people believe about Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, both Democrats. Phil Berger, the state Senate leader, and Tim Moore, the state House speaker, released a joint statement on Dec. 8 that accuses Cooper and ...
North Carolina authorities have reported a third fatality after a man slid off the road in snowy conditions and overturned his vehicle. State Emergency Management spokesman Keith Acree said that the man died in Beaufort County around 2 a.m. Thursday.
Snow began falling Wednesday evening in parts of North Carolina as part of a winter weather system expected to dump up to four inches of snow in southern and eastern parts of the Tar Heel state. Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced that he would issue a state of emergency declaration for the ...
North Carolina authorities say a driver slid off a road in snowy conditions and overturned his vehicle, marking the state's third fatality attributed to a snowstorm sweeping the region. State Emergency Management spokesman Keith Acree says the man died in Beaufort County around 2 a.m. Thursday.
He's following in the sustainability footsteps of about half of the Fortune 500 corporations and joining a growing number of blue states like California and Massachusetts and some red ones like North Carolina. Cutting back on pollution and waste easily supersedes politics when state governments ...
(TNS) — Cyber criminals took a second swing at the Mecklenburg County, N.C., government on Thursday after officials rejected a demand for money following a ransomware attack. The follow-up attempts to hold the county hostage over illegally encrypted data came just hours after County Manager Dena ...
The county, which includes the city of Charlotte, said on Wednesday that it would not pay a $23,000 ransom to a group of hackers who seized control of several government computer systems. The breach was announced on Tuesday when the county government said on Twitter that it was “experiencing a ...
An abrupt drop in food stamp use that had North Carolina leading the nation in the rate of people leaving the program turned out to be a fiction. Since last May, federal reports showed steep year-over-year drops in people enrolled in food stamps in North Carolina, with the participation rate declining faster ...
The more scientists look for GenX and other similar, potentially hazardous chemicals in North Carolina, the more they find. And next spring ... The government has little information on what types of adverse health effects GenX might cause, or what level of contamination is safe for humans to ingest. Studies ...
The North Carolina government is officially recognizing what historians call the only successful coup d'etat in American history, when white supremacists overthrew the Reconstruction-era government in Wilmington in 1898. The state's Highway Historical Marker Committee has approved a new plaque to be ...
Dick Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said late last month that he would vote against a bill to keep government funded if there hasn't been a legislative resolution to the Dreamer's dilemma. "We have to assert ourselves in the minority and make it clear that we are not going to vote for ...
Thomas' allegations are resonating with The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture, a private, 11-member group of citizens whose mission is to ... who spoke at the commission's hearings in Raleigh, said he hopes the citizens' inquiry convinces Americans that their government engaged in "crime ...
Cooper was originally scheduled to visit the Haywood Pathways Center, and then hold a round-table discussion on the opioid crisis at a nearby government building. Henderson County announced that non-emergency offices including library branches and the solid waste department would be closing at ...
Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina. "And then ultimately is not only the second step of funding but what is the third and fourth and fifth step if necessary, and making sure that we fully understand those and how we best make sure that we make good conservative fiscal decisions." This story has updated and ...
A North Carolina county says hackers have tried new attacks on its computer systems after it refused to pay them a ransom for frozen data. ... Mecklenburg County Manager Dena Diorio speaks at a news conference at the Government Center about the hacking of Mecklenburg County's servers in Charlotte, ...
The Orange County Board of Commissioners met Monday night and voted unanimously on a resolution to support putting the option to expand Medicaid in North Carolina to low-income residents before voters across the state. The support follows a referendum that the state of Maine put on their ballot that ...


 

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