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North Carolina's legal fight over its election map rapidly escalated Tuesday with the state asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take the case in hopes of protecting next month's primary election.

MODIFIED: 02/10/16 00:02:21

Carbon Emissions

The Supreme Court dealt a surprising setback to President Barack Obama on Tuesday by putting his climate change policy on hold while coal producers and Republican-led states challenge its legality.

MODIFIED: 02/10/16 00:01:24

Tax Cuts

Leaders of the General Assembly committee charged with recommending changes to tax laws say lawmakers should cut the income taxes residents pay when the legislature returns in April.

MODIFIED: 02/10/16 00:00:48

Behavioral Health

Tension over state financing for North Carolina's eight behavioral-health managed care organizations bubbled to the surface Tuesday when legislative leaders expressed concerns again about potential service cuts.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:59:10

Drug Testing

Drug testing of welfare recipients and applicants is finally happening at social service offices.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:58:32

Coal Ash Spill

North Carolina's environmental agency has finally fined Duke Energy $6.6 million for its February 2014 spill of coal ash into the Dan River.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:57:28

Well Water

A compound found in 11 wells near Sanford has been shown to cause lung cancer in humans when inhaled and tumors in mice when ingested, a federal agency says. Lee County officials say tests of the wells showed elevated levels of hexavalent chromium.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:56:51

Medicaid Finances

North Carolina's Medicaid finances are continuing to run under budget thanks to essentially flat enrollment growth and less-than-anticipated medical expenses and use of services.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:56:12

High-Speed Internet

A new state website is designed to help expand high-speed Internet access for underserved communities.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:55:12

Plant Expansion

Tyson Foods said Tuesday that it will move forward with a proposed $5 million expansion of its Monroe chicken processing plant.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:54:28

440th Airlift Wing

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers wants the Air Force to prove it can cover Army airborne operations out of Fort Bragg without an airlift wing based there.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:53:55

Ferry Suspension

High water and sand have caused officials to close part of N.C. Highway 12 on Ocracoke Island and suspend ferry service to and from Hatteras Island.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:53:21

Disaster Response

Gov. Pat McCrory and Emergency Management Director Mike Sprayberry will address the Federal Emergency Management Agency National Advisory Council Wednesday morning to highlight North Carolina's leadership on emergency preparedness and management.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:52:48

Park Attendance

Gov. Pat McCrory announced Tuesday that attendance at state parks set a record in 2015.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 23:52:13

Demolition Grants

A new demolition program at the state Department of Commerce has already awarded roughly $1 million to clear dilapidated buildings from otherwise marketable rural land.

MODIFIED: 02/09/16 17:45:19


"We need to get back to serving people, and not fancy buildings and crisis centers."
Sen. Tommy Tucker, in discussions about managed care organizations' spending on services.

the capitol view

Where We're Going with Teacher Pay

MODIFIED: 02/08/16 11:51:05

We Could All Win This Bet

MODIFIED: 02/08/16 11:49:08

Where We're At on Teacher Pay

MODIFIED: 02/01/16 17:33:51

Four Thoughts from Christopher Chung

MODIFIED: 02/01/16 17:04:06

House and Senate Monopolies

MODIFIED: 01/25/16 15:15:23

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