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July 31, 2014

With the North Carolina budget released close to midnight on Wednesday, more details are now known about the direction state lawmakers want to take spending — including how teacher pay and Medicaid will fare in the coming year.

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July 31, 2014

Three U.S. House members from Western North Carolina, all whom having cast dozens of votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act in recent years, approved a Republican measure Wednesday to sue President Barack Obama over the handling of one of the law’s key provisions.

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July 31, 2014

Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Clay County (including Hayesville).

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July 28, 2014

State budget negotiators worked through the weekend following Saturday’s announcement of a breakthrough that could bring the 2014 short legislative session to an end. The framework contains news details on teacher raises and cuts to Medicaid spending.

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July 28, 2014

Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Cherokee County (including Andrews and Murphy).

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July 24, 2014

The governing board of the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville approves a controversial management switch, despite a statement that it wasn’t voting on final approval.

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