Nov 27, 2017
NC Politics in the News
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
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
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
WRAL-NEWS: State health department warns: Job applicants’ personal data
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.