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September 22, 2014, No comments

The 2013 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey delivers both good and bad news to those working to prevent tobacco use among North Carolina students.

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Meadows’s Federal Agency Accountability bill passes House

September 18, 2014, No comments

On Tuesday evening, the Federal Records Accountability Act, H.R. 5170, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), passed the House unanimously, ac ...

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NC’s political watchdogs: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

September 17, 2014, 1 Comment

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission's first seven years ...

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Turner, Moffitt spar — gently — over NC General Assembly’s direction

September 2, 2014, 2 Comments

For the first time since declaring their candidacies—and possibly the last before election day—candidates for state House District 116 Brian Turne ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, ...