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Outside Groups Outspending McCrory And Cooper By More Than 47 To 1

North Carolina is home to perhaps the closest gubernatorial race in the country. So it’s no surprise that outside groups are buying up airtime to bolster their candidate of choice. But this is surprising, these outside groups have spent 47 times more on campaign ads than the candidates themselves. That’s according to a report released July 1, which also shows the race for North Carolina’s governor’s mansion is becoming a proxy war.
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Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation


 North Carolina lawmakers have sent Governor Pat McCrory a bill that would relax the state's coal ash cleanup law. It passed the House, 82-32, Thursday night and immediately drew criticism from environmentalists.

Charlotte Area Transit System

The price you’ll pay to ride Charlotte Area Transit is going up in some cases, but CATS is not calling it a fare increase. The price of an individual ride is not going up, but the price of weekly passes is increasing from $22 to $30.80. CATS is also doing away with discounts on several 10-ride passes and reducing some volume discounts for people who buy transit passes through their employers.

President Obama And Hillary Clinton Coming To Charlotte Tuesday

Jun 29, 2016

CharlotteObserver.com

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will campaign on Tuesday in Charlotte, the Clinton campaign announced Tuesday.

The announcement said Obama and the Democratic presidential candidate “will discuss building on the progress we've made and their vision for an America that is stronger together.”

The campaign did not immediately provide details of the appearance.

Wake County Police

There aren’t many people who can say they spurred a standing ovation from lawmakers not long after posing for a mugshot.

Republican State Senator Fletcher Hartsell, from Concord, accomplished that strange feat on Tuesday.        

North Carolina passed an abortion law in 2013 with similar language to what the U.S. Supreme Court struck down this week in Texas. But the implementation has been different here.

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There is a lot going on at the General Assembly today (Tuesday, June 28th).

Here’s what we can confirm, the North Carolina House and Senate have reached a deal on the state budget.

Here’s what we cannot confirm, reports of possible changes to House Bill 2.

WFAE’s Tom Bullock joins All Things Considered Host Mark Rumsey to talk about the latest news from the North Carolina General Assembly as it works to wrap up this year's legislative session.

David Boraks / WFAE

Updated 9:11 p.m.
Lawmakers have reached a compromise with Gov. Pat McCrory on how to revise state law requiring cleanups at Duke Energy's North Carolina coal ash sites.  The new bill could let Duke leave ash where it is at some plants, instead of removing it.

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte is once again a theater without a stage. The group thought they were close to securing a new location…but as WFAE’s Sarah Delia reports, that’s now a no-go.

Courtesy of National High School Musical Theatre Awards

 

A Charlotte area high school student has won best actress at Monday night’s National High School Theatre Awards, nicknamed the Jimmy Awards, in New York.

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A drug advertised as a “legal psychoactive” would be off limits to minors in North Carolina under legislation nearing final approval in the General Assembly.

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