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RALEIGH — Opponents of the N.C. General Assembly’s legal arguments about election maps are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeal from state legislative leaders.

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RALEIGH — On April 20, or "4/20," which in the world of marijuana smokers is like a national holiday, prominent N.C. Democrats celebrated the day themselves by calling for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and for clemency for those currently in prison for marijuana charges. The term "4/20" was popularized by the Grateful Dead as a time some of their fans would smoke together after school.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina's 2018 voter ID law complies with the state constitution and should survive a legal challenge. That's according to briefs submitted in the N.C. Supreme Court from state legislative leaders and the N.C. Justice Department.

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RALEIGH — The opioid epidemic is killing more than 100,000 Americans each year. Fentanyl alone — not counting other opioids such as heroin, oxycodone, and morphine — now top the list as the No. 1 cause of death for adults 45 and younger. That's more than suicides, car wrecks, and COVID-19. 

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RALEIGH — A Robeson County man is being sued by N.C. State Attorney General Josh Stein for allegedly running a “sham” timber company and ripping off Ellerbe land owners.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is getting a slew of complaints from consumers over ever-rising gas prices. 

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper and N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein want the state Supreme Court to throw out new statewide election maps. They've outlined a plan that would help the court draw new maps without legislative input.

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RALEIGH — Lawyers working for N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will soon ask the state Supreme Court to jump back into the long-running Leandro school funding dispute.

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RALEIGH — A top N.C. Senate education leader is criticizing Attorney General Josh Stein for his handling of the state's defense in the long-running Leandro school funding lawsuit.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill designed to block the state attorney general from entering collusive lawsuit settlements. It's Cooper's 11th veto this year and No. 64 since he took office in 2017.

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