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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press file photo
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March 2, 2015, No comments

RALEIGH — After two weeks of skeleton sessions and cancelled committee hearings, the N.C. General Assembly returns to a somewhat normal schedule in a slightly less-slushy capital. Budget hearings start […]

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NC home-schooled children get free pass on vaccination requirements

February 6, 2015, 1 Comment

With a 14-state measles outbreak shining a spotlight on immunization safeguards, North Carolina is earning praise for its accomplishments. In actualit ...

Rita Thompson Swords, 73, was sterilized by the state when she was a 21-year-old unwed mother.  John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer

Advocates want NC eugenics compensation loophole closed

January 21, 2015, No comments

Advocates for North Carolina’s eugenics victims are asking state lawmakers to close what they see as a loophole that may be making victims ineligibl ...

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WNC’s US House reps vote to roll back immigration order

January 16, 2015, No comments

Less than two months after President Barack Obama unveiled an executive order aimed at protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation ...