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Jan 6, 2020

NC Politics in the News

Agriculture

THE MOUNTAINEER: Grant program seeks to grow farm incomes
Federal and state money is available to help Southwestern North Carolina farmers flourish through a new three-year grant program called Empowering Mountain Food Systems, said Project Director Laura Lauffer.


Economic Development

CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL: NC counties stay the same in 2020 economic development ranking
North Carolina's latest ranking of counties that determines formulas for how much they receive from the state in economic development incentives is out, and not a single Charlotte-area county’s classification has change.


Education

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: New NC law means school workers must be trained to spot signs of sex trafficking
All North Carolina school districts must pick by Wednesday an employee training program for reporting and preventing child sexual abuse and sex trafficking.


Healthcare

TRIAD CITY BEAT: Forsyth healthcare providers compete to operate new MRI scanner
The two major healthcare players in Forsyth County are competing for state approval to operate an additional magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scanner, while a lawsuit by a Winston-Salem surgeon challenging the law regulating the devices wends through the court system.


Government

THE LAURINBURG EXCHANGE: N.C. attorney general won’t push for voter ID in 2020 primary
N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein will not seek to restore North Carolina’s voter identification requirement for the 2020 primary election. The decision announced Thursday prompted criticism from the state’s top elected Republican.

WNCT: Here are some of the new North Carolina laws going in to effect in 2020
With a new year comes new legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly that residents should look out for.


Transportation

THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: NC: Commuter rail 'essential' from Charlotte to Lake Norman, former mayor says
Former Charlotte mayor and U.S. transportation secretary Anthony Foxx on Tuesday called commuter rail from Charlotte to Lake Norman "essential" to addressing the region's transportation needs.

WITN: Southport-Fort Fisher ferry set to close for three months
A popular North Carolina ferry route is set to close for three months to allow crews to perform repairs.