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The Latest: Florida school district gets cash over mask vote

Sep. 23, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Florida school district has received cash from President Joe Biden’s administration to make up for state pay cuts imposed over a board’s vote for a student anti-coronavirus mask mandate. Alachua County school Superintendent Carlee Simon said in...

1 in 3 NC workers in Cooper order still not fully vaccinated

Sep. 23, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than one-third of the 56,000 North Carolina government employees included in Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order compelling them to get a COVID-19 shot or face weekly testing have not been fully vaccinated, according to new state data. ...

N. Carolina officials: Prep sports governing deal reached

Sep. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would lead to new controls upon the nonprofit body governing North Carolina high school sports has been agreed to in principle, state officials said Thursday. But there's still uncertainty, as all the details haven't been worked out. ...

NC Senate maneuvers again to keep public records bill alive

Sep. 22, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans have used another parliamentary maneuver to try to get legislation to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's desk that would increase public access to the personnel history of government employees. The Senate voted Wednesday...

NC road-building costs could scale back long-term projects

Sep. 22, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina government would need billions of dollars in additional road-building funds if it wants to carry out currently planned projects for the next decade, according to recent cost reassessments. The gap between the costs for committed...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: What happens if NC Republicans defy the courts on schools funding? Superior Court Judge David Lee has set a mid-October deadline for state lawmakers to comply with rulings in the decades-long Leandro...

Late NC political giant Basnight remembered by ex-colleagues

Sep. 21, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former colleagues of the late Senate leader Marc Basnight gathered Tuesday to remember his lasting contributions to North Carolina and to view a portrait of the Outer Banks Democrat that will hang in the chamber. Gov. Roy Cooper, former Lt. Gov....

Head of North Carolina alcohol board resigns, cites stress

Sep. 20, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution. A.D. “Zander” Guy submitted...

Union Co. to comply with COVID protocols amid lawsuit threat

Sep. 20, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Union County's school board voted Monday to modify the district's quarantine protocols to comply with state law and let the county health department lead contact-tracing efforts. The move comes after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human...

North Carolina judges strike down state’s voter ID law

Sep. 17, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law on Friday, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power. Two of...