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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson took aim this week at a proposed federal regulation that targets pistol stabilizing braces. Hudson led a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday drawing attention to the issue.

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RALEIGH — At the nation’s largest employer of the blind, only a skeletal crew of workers remains.

After IFB Solutions lost its Veterans Affairs contracts, the nonprofit lost 99 jobs, and the layoffs aren’t over in its optical lab in Winston-Salem. In total, some 137 employees, including 76 blind people and 15 veterans, will face unemployment.

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Friday, 27 September 2019 14:44

Disabled adults struggle to get medical care

RALEIGH — It’s just a matter of time before Matt Potter is on his own. 

He knows that eventually he will have to rely on staff — to lift him, to change him, to prepare his meals — but that, all too often, the staff just might not be there. 

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