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additional needs
April 9, 2014, No comments

In its latest update for legislators, the NC Department of Health and Human Services stresses shortages preventing it from hiring new personnel to perform more frequent inspections. Meanwhile, the timeline for enacting new abortion regulations appears long and uncertain.


State House committee looks at drone policy; Moffitt, Whitmire stress privacy protections

January 22, 2014, 1 Comment

Legislators got their first in-depth look at efforts by researchers and state officials to assess the value of the emerging technology, along with a l ...

Apodaca at CIBO

Apodaca touts NC legislature’s busy year in talk to business leaders

December 9, 2013, No comments

Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca, chairman of the state Senate's rules committee, also predicted that "nothing too controversial" — and no new ...

DENR energy update

Fracking study planned for undisclosed site in ‘western NC’

November 20, 2013, 9 Comments

The study, first mentioned publicly at a state Environmental Review Commission hearing last week, comes as a surprise to area legislators and environm ...