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A proposal working its way through the Charlotte City Council takes aim at climate change, by setting a goal of converting city buildings and vehicles to clean energy within 12 years. The city also wants to encourage residents and businesses to adopt more environmentally friendly practices.

A bill addressing opioid abuse by creating new crimes against medical workers and granting certain police investigators easier access to prescription records awaits Governor Roy Cooper’s signature. The Senate quickly approved the measure, known as the HOPE Act, 41-3 Thursday.

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Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are again looking at changing the rules on early voting, a popular idea which has prompted legal action.

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A bill filed by Republican legislative leaders last week would let voters decide whether to add a constitutional amendment to require photo IDs at the polls. A federal court shot down a previous attempt at Voter ID laws in North Carolina. If the question gets on the ballot this fall and passes, would it stand up to a legal challenge?

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North Carolina General Assembly Republicans completed the override Tuesday of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of their state budget legislation for the second year in a row.

Speculation about Charlotte’s bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2020 has picked up steam in the last week.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Republicans are poised again to advance a photo identification requirement to vote in North Carolina, despite their previous attempt getting struck down by federal judges.

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Voters will now see two new political parties on the North Carolina ballot this fall. The state board of elections voted Wednesday to recognize the Constitution Party.

Governor Roy Cooper may indicate today whether he’ll sign or veto the $24 billion state budget lawmakers passed last week.

A bill establishing a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence kits in North Carolina has been approved by a state Senate committee.

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