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Monday, 29 November 2021 12:23

U.S. Supreme Court to hear N.C. voter ID case

RALEIGH — The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday, Nov. 24, that it will hear a case early next year involving North Carolina’s voter ID law. At issue is whether state legislative leaders are allowed to intervene in the case to defend the law.

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RALEIGH — SECU Foundation is continuing its long-standing support for the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University with a $225,000 grant to assist with the expansion of IEI’s statewide digital inclusion program, Building a New Digital Economy in NC.

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WASHINGTON — For more than 30 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have been working to conserve and recover the red wolf. (Wednesday), the Service (announced) the decision to withdraw the 2018 proposed rule to replace the existing regulations governing the North Carolina nonessential experimental population designation of the red wolf under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act.

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RALEIGH — A top publication for corporate real estate and expansion planning named North Carolina as tops in the country in terms of a friendly business climate.

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RALEIGH  — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the North Carolina Violent Death Reporting System Data Dashboard, an interactive online dashboard that provides aggregate information on violent deaths for all 100 counties in North Carolina. The NC-VDRS dashboard, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, was created to make data more accessible to public health partners to inform the development, implementation and evaluation of prevention efforts around violence and safety. 

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Monday, 01 November 2021 12:26

OPINION: Public conflicted on housing markets

As they witness rapidly escalating costs for building, buying, and maintaining homes, the vast majority of North Carolinians clearly want their leaders to do something about affordable housing.

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Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:13

OPINION: Closing down schools was a mistake

Closing down school buildings for many months last year — and offering poorly planned and executed virtual schooling as an inadequate substitute — proved to be a disaster for North Carolina children, families, and the education system itself.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economic health seems strong. Taxes are low, cost of living is below average, and a recent CNBC study gave the state a No. 2 ranking as “Best for Business” because of solid growth, quality workforce, business friendliness, and technology. 

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RALEIGH — One of the nation’s leading financial watchdogs says North Carolina has fared better than most states in terms of balancing its budget, but the picture isn’t all rosy as the state has an average debt burden of $1,400 per taxpayer.

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RALEIGH —The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program continues to rank No. 2 in the nation for number of households served and No. 6 for spending of federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding. The latest U.S. Department of the Treasury rankings, which reflect ERA program standings through Aug. 31, note the program has distributed more than $275.9 million or 53% of the first round of ERA funds since May. The HOPE Program, launched May 17, continues to accept applications for financial assistance with rent and utility payments. 

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