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Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic. Click to view full-size image.
September 29, 2015, No comments

Duke Energy will pay $7 million in state fines for groundwater contamination at its 14 coal-fired power plants and spend $10 million to $15 million to accelerate cleanups at four of them, North Carolina’s environmental agency said Tuesday.

Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, speaks Thursday night during the debate on new riparian buffer rules at the N.C. General Assembly. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

NC lawmakers face bond package, Medicaid revisions this week

September 21, 2015, No comments

On Monday, the Senate Finance Committee takes up 10 bills, including a $2.8 billion bond package that would go before voters next year. Tuesday, both ...

budget sales tax plan

New NC sales tax plan would boost 13 WNC counties

September 16, 2015, No comments

A final House and Senate conference report reached the Senate floor on Tuesday morning and was adopted, 33-16 along party lines, roughly eight hours l ...


Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds

August 4, 2015, No comments

Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. B ...