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Records: Pipeline deal investigators incur $60K in expenses

Oct. 16, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state lawmakers are spending tens of thousands of dollars on private investigators examining a 2018 agreement between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and utilities building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Citing public records, The Insider news service reported Eagle Intel...

Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus

Oct. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. New Mexico, Vermont and Maine are among the latest to pass measures doing away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to...

2 more North Carolina gov't funding bills signed by Cooper

Oct. 14, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law two more bills that mimic portions of the state budget bill he vetoed in June. The Democratic governor announced Monday that he signed a measure increasing access to grant money for rural broadband projects. The other bill locates...

Cooper rejects lawmakers' interview requests on pipeline

Oct. 12, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and staff members have rejected interview requests from investigators being used by a legislative oversight committee to examine a 2018 agreement between Cooper and utilities building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Friday's refusal through Cooper Chief of...

Cooper says NC will create program to help Dorian victims

Oct. 11, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper aims to create a state-funded program to help residents in four North Carolina counties recover from Hurricane Dorian after the federal government declined a request for assistance targeting them. The Federal Emergency Management Agency this week told Cooper there...

Bill named for North Carolina trooper killed is now law

Oct. 9, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation which raises criminal penalties against those who assault on-duty officers with a gun and is named for a slain state trooper. Cooper signed on Wednesday the measure named for Trooper Kevin Conner after it was approved last week by the General...

3 more stand-alone spending measures head to NC governor

Oct. 9, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three more spending measures gleaned from the vetoed North Carolina state budget bill have cleared the General Assembly and next go to Gov. Roy Cooper's desk. The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for legislation that funds transportation projects and the community college...

FEMA denies Dorian individual assistance in 4 NC counties

Oct. 9, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has denied individual assistance for residents in four North Carolina counties hit hard by Hurricane Dorian just days after approving other funds to help local governments repair infrastructure, North Carolina's governor said Wednesday. Gov. Roy Cooper had sent a...

Rural broadband spending measure heading to NC governor

Oct. 8, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another spending proposal that contains another small portion of the North Carolina state budget bill idled since Gov. Roy Cooper's veto is now heading to his desk. The House gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a measure which expands a recently created matching grant program...

Barber, Wheeler among 6 receiving North Carolina Award

Oct. 7, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights activist the Rev. William Barber, longtime museum director Larry Wheeler and four others are this year's recipients of North Carolina government's highest civilian honor. Gov. Roy Cooper's administration announced on Monday the North Carolina Award's honorees at a Nov. 16...