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Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that he hopes to overhaul North Carolina’s transportation system and wants dollars to help fund the widening of Interstate 26 and turn Highway 74 into an interstate.

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The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission’s first seven years shows a bipartisan effort that’s constrained by a lack of resources, strict confidentiality rules and limited enforcement powers, and stretched by ever-expanding mandates.

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In the fourth and final public hearing on North Carolina’s fracking-related rules, mountain residents largely decried the proposed rules, expressing concerns about ground and surface-water pollution, industrial accidents, pipeline failures and declining property values, among other items.

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NONPROFIT DISCLOSURES, a new training program from Carolina Public Press, will focus specifically on the state’s large and influential nonprofit sector — including understanding what records and information nonprofit organizations must disclose and make public, according to local, state and federal laws and standards.

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At a forum held Tuesday, state officials fielded questions about fracking-related health and environmental concerns and presented information on how proposed rules overseeing natural gas exploration in the state were developed.

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September 4, 2014 Comments Off

The state has retreated from its plan to collect rock samples this year in Jackson and the other far-western counties to test for indications of shale gas deposits.

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