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Nov 27, 2017

NC Politics in the News

2018 Elections

WRAL-NEWS: NC Dems hope to ride wave to turn tide in House

Although it is months before candidates must register to run for office in 2018, it's already clear that there will be some new faces in state government.

Energy & Environment

WRAL-NEWS: Coal ash responsibility still an issue as hearings open on Duke Energy electric rates

Hearings are set to begin Monday in a case that will determine how much Duke Energy Progress can charge its customers in the coming years.

WILMINGTON STAR NEWS: GenX levels surge again as DEQ seeks answers

Levels of the GenX chemical spiked yet again in late October and early November at Chemours' Fayetteville Works wastewater discharge, according to a news release sent Wednesday by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

Health Care

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Carolinas HealthCare megadeal under review, UNC Board of Governors says

The University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors has formed a special committee to review a massive business combination proposed by Charlotte's Carolinas HealthCare System and Chapel Hill's UNC Health Care.

THE PILOT: NC Attorney General touts efforts to combat opioid abuse

State Attorney General Josh Stein says North Carolina has launched a new effort to stem the tide of opioid abuse.

In the Courts

NEWS & OBSERVER: Court orders NCDOT to begin paying landowners hurt by unconstitutional law. But will it?

The N.C. Department of Transportation has lost an appeal to a court order that it begin paying landowners whose property was subject to the Map Act, a state law that allowed the department to reserve corridors for future highways without buying the property.

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC Court of Appeals temporarily reinstates legislature’s election law changes

Protests of this year's municipal election results could go before a Wake County Superior Court judge because the state elections board remains vacant as a result of Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit challenging changes to the board.

Information Technology

WRAL-NEWS: State health department warns: Job applicants’ personal data exposed

A spreadsheet that exposed the names, Social Security numbers and test results of about 6,000 people who underwent employment screenings while being considered for jobs at the state's Department of Health and Human Services were provided to a state vendor in an email that did not contain any security restrictions, the agency said Friday.