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Jan 27, 2020

NC Politics in the News

Agriculture

YADKIN RIPPLE: Yadkin County farms – there’s an app for that
Yadkin County is the newest community in the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Visit NC Farms App. The app is intended to connect visitors and tourists to farms and farmers.

THE SAMPSON INDEPENDENT: Sampson County assists farm laborers
Sampson County is a major provider of agriculture goods in North Carolina and is known to be popular for farm labor populations looking for work during the fall and spring of each year. With a booming agriculture economy, a continuous stream of hard-working laborers is needed to work the land and guarantee productive crop yield each year.


Economic Development

WRAL TECH WIRE: Institute for Emerging Issues director hopes conference will drive more broadband access, use
NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues will soon host the fourth installment of its ReCONNECT NC series, a three-year initiative to address solutions to North Carolina’s most pressing issues. The ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity Forum, held February 10 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, will tackle the topic of broadband access and adoption—exploring how communities across North Carolina can leverage high-speed internet for economic improvement.


Education

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: After a judge faults NC’s education system, governor’s panel suggests giving more money
A commission created by Gov. Roy Cooper called Thursday for increased funding to help fulfill a judge’s order to improve North Carolina’s education system.


Healthcare

MY FOX 8: The debate over Medicaid expansion in North Carolina
There is a looming battle in North Carolina and some are framing it as a battle of life and death.


Government

CARTERET NEWS-TIMES: State to move forward on disaster recovery funding plans
Carteret County and other communities affected by Hurricane Florence in 2018 are one step closer to being able to access federal funds for repairing damaged homes and other recovery efforts.

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: N.C. attorneys file appeal plans of voter ID ruling
North Carolina’s attorney general filed formal notice Friday that his office will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that has blocked the latest legislative bid to carry out a voter photo identification law.


Transportation

THE TIMES NEWS: Public comment open on N.C. transportation projects
Area residents can weigh in on what transportation projects they want to see in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s plan for 2023 to 2032.