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Redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court justices offered no clue Thursday as to whether special elections ordered for North Carolina in 2017 will move ahead.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:56:15

Cooper's Cabinet

New Gov. Roy Cooper plucked up another legislator to serve in his Cabinet, naming a House member Thursday to lead the department that manages North Carolina's parks, protects natural areas and preserves the state's history.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:55:30

McCrory Payouts

On his way out of office, Gov. Pat McCrory ordered accrued vacation and bonus leave payouts to his 10 Cabinet secretaries — money they would not otherwise have been entitled to receive.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:53:54

Registered Liaison

Former state Rep. Charles Jeter this week registered his new role as paid liaison for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, after a Huntersville blogger questioned whether he was following state rules for lobbyists.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:53:18

Medicaid Hearing

A federal judge has set a Jan. 27 hearing to address legal complaints surrounding Gov. Roy Cooper's attempt to expand the state Medicaid program.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:50:17

Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Roy Cooper delivered a speech to a conference of public health officials on Thursday, asking them to help convince lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage. "I need your help," Cooper said.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:49:26

18th District

As Rep. Susi Hamilton, D-New Hanover, was nominated to serve as state Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources, a House committee looks to fill her vacant seat.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:48:21

Faculty Fired

The already-reeling Charlotte School of Law has fired much of its faculty – a possible response to what's expected to be a significant drop in enrollment when the school reopens next week.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:45:52

School Police

After a recent video that showed a Rolesville High School student being slammed to the ground by a police officer, Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison is suggesting that the Wake County Public School System start its own police force.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:45:02

ARC Funding

Gov. Roy Cooper has recommended eight community and regional projects in Western North Carolina for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:44:08

Grange's Goals

Holly Grange, R-New Hanover, has identified several goal for her first full legislative session.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:43:09

Greenville Grant

Since 2013, Greenville's Office of Economic Development has helped businesses obtain more than $500,000 through North Carolina's Rural Economic Development Division Building Reuse Grant program.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:41:23

WNC Superfund

In a few months, Chemtronics and two other former owners of the 1,065-acre property will begin what is meant to be the last phase of cleanup efforts on about 10 acres of the 535-acre Swannanoa Superfund site.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:37:30

Head Start

The PNC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PNC Bank, has awarded Guilford Child Development a three-year, $162,000 grant to fund science, technology, engineering, arts and math activities to 4-year-old children enrolled in Guilford County's Head Start programs.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:36:37

Health Committees

Pitt County's state representative has been appointed chairman of two legislative committees.

MODIFIED: 01/19/17 22:35:06

YOU DON’T SAY...

"You can debate whether that was a good idea or not, but we plan to make it work."
Gov. Roy Cooper, referring to an expansion of the Department of Cultural Resources in 2015 to include natural resources activities taken from the state's environment department. As a result, Cooper on Thursday named both a secretary and a deputy secretary to lead the department.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER, 1/19/17

the capitol view

NC Republicans have clout in the new Congress

MODIFIED: 01/16/17 12:26:49

Stealing Lunch

MODIFIED: 01/16/17 12:24:01

Good Idea, Bad Blueprint

MODIFIED: 01/09/17 14:44:08

Why Democrats dominate NC governor's races

MODIFIED: 01/09/17 14:37:18

Majority Doesn't Rule

MODIFIED: 01/02/17 13:04:52

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