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RALEIGH — Republican budget writers in the General Assembly are bristling after the judge in the long-running Leandro school funding case set an arbitrary deadline of Oct. 18 for lawmakers to fund the court-ordered plan.

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PEMBROKE — April Oxendine stared in disbelief at her computer screen during a routine online check of her student account at UNC Pembroke. 

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ROCKINGHAM— Richmond County -Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus grant funding in the amount of $810,000 will soon be available to help curb housing evictions and utility disconnections. 

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on the revision of the proposed 2021–2023 North Carolina Community Services Block Grant State Plan, which outlines how the state will facilitate the CSBG program over the next two years.

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Wednesday, 18 August 2021 13:28

Lewis gets two years probation, no prison time

RALEIGH — Former state lawmaker David Lewis will serve two years of supervised release and is ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorneys Office told Carolina Journal.

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RALEIGH — Budgets passed with bipartisan support in both chambers of the General Assembly fund a number of provisions in the ongoing Leandro school funding legal case, but critics still contend the money falls short of the mark.

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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 14:11

OPINION: Opportunity in crisis

It has been said in different times, in different ways, under different circumstances: Crisis brings opportunity, if you are willing to seize it.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina received more than $4.9 million federal funds for small rural hospitals in the state to provide COVID-19 testing and mitigation, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The program will provide increased COVID-19 testing to rural populations ensuring an equitable distribution across the state.  

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The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to cut $40 million from the federal Charter Schools Program, in a major policy shift away from the bipartisan support that charter schools have enjoyed in recent years.

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RALEIGH — Public school districts in North Carolina have received about $5.3 billion in COVID-related relief from the federal government. But, on average, school leaders have spent just 13% of that money.

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