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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s farm bill has passed the House, but it now may be frozen in the Senate. 

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Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:08

COLUMN: Curbing the opioid epidemic

A unfortunate trend has been developing in our region. For the second July in a row, Stanly County emergency rooms have seen the highest rate of opioid overdoses of all 100 North Carolina counties.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. House voted Tuesday, Aug. 20 to concur with House Bill 554, which drew pushback from industry groups over a provision making it easier for some to obtain a funeral director’s license.

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RALEIGH — Small businesses struggling with health-care costs could gain new bargaining power with insurers, after a controversial bill passed the House, 82-32.

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RALEIGH — Democratic lawmakers want the General Assembly to act on a pair of gun-control bills.

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RALEIGH — A move to ease restrictions for N.C. craft brewers who want to distribute their own beer is on the verge of becoming law.

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 North Carolina already bans texting and driving. Now state lawmakers want to prohibit all handheld use of smartphones and tablet computers behind the wheel. 

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Monday, 01 April 2019 15:47

COLUMN: Bill is tougher on distracted driving

As the bill sponsor of the Hands-Free North Carolina Act, I wanted to take a moment to clear up a few things so both constituents and fellow lawmakers know what this proposed bill really does — and what it doesn’t do.

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HAMLET — Richmond County’s two elected members of the North Carolina General Assembly gave local government and business leaders a breakdown of the goings on in Raleigh early Monday during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast.

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RALEIGH — This isn’t "Taken."

Unlike the portrayals popularized by Liam Neeson’s 2008 film thriller, human trafficking victims are rarely snatched during vacation getaways or from coffee shops, and they are rarely sympathetic characters with squeaky clean backgrounds, Libby Coles, chairwoman of the North Carolina Human Trafficking Commission, told Carolina Journal.

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