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August 27, 2014, No comments

Papers filed by Sheriff Keith Lovin and the SBI follow the troubled trail of cash and guns seized by two now-defunct WNC drug task forces. Meanwhile, Lovin faces an electoral challenge from former deputy Derrick Palmer, an ex-task force member who says some new allegations are inaccurate and politically driven.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Former legislators rank among North Carolina’s top lobbyists

August 27, 2014, No comments

Eleven former legislators now rank among the most influential lobbyists in the North Carolina General Assembly in the latest rankings released Monday ...

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North Carolina’s coal ash plan: What happened to the ‘deal breaker’?

August 25, 2014, No comments

The 2013-2014 North Carolina General Assembly session ended with the passage of comprehensive coal ash legislation, an achievement — and a legislati ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Vote Check: How the NC House, Senate voted on the state’s coal ash bill

August 25, 2014, No comments

North Carolina lawmakers approved a the Coal Ash Management Act of 2014 last week. Here is how the the state's legislators voted on the measure, which ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    August 20, 2014, No comments

    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, ...

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    Bolton Super PAC targets NC Senate race
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton announced on Monday his Super PAC's intention initially to focus its independent expenditures in the states of Arkansas, New Hampshire and North Carolina for the 2014 midterm elections.