A years-overdue rewrite of NC water quality standards stiffens limits on metals, the toxic elements that have been in the public eye since the Dan River coal ash spill in February. Environmentalists and the Environmental Protection Agency, which oversees federal clean water law, cheer the new standards. But they say the proposal is just as notable for what it doesn’t do.
Gov. Pat McCrory objected Tuesday to the legislature’s plan to name a new commission to oversee hazard rankings and closures of Duke Energy’s 33 N ...
The revised bill now goes back to the Senate, which earlier approved a version that requires disclosure of names, salaries and all other personnel inf ...
Over the years budget negotiations opened up, though not consistently – and sometimes, not much. As often as not, key decisions were still made behind closed doors. Now leading Republican senators say they might let the public in.
As part of their contract to receive public money, charter school boards now agree to abide by state laws that require their board meetings to be open to the public and require disclosure of records on spending and other matters.
North Carolina on Wednesday moved closer to becoming the second state to abandon national teaching standards, a move that thrust education to the front of the U.S. Senate race.
Turning down a string of Democratic amendments, the North Carolina House gave the bill final approval on a 64-50 vote. Hours later the Senate agreed to the House changes, 33-12, without debate.
As North Carolina's lawmakers head back to Raleigh on Wednesday for their short session, Gov. Pat McCrory promises to be more of a policy force.
Election returns from Tuesday’s primary were marred by numerous glitches with the N.C. Board of Elections web site, with vote totals sometimes vanishing intermittently.