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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 05, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Democrats sue to keep Green Party off North Carolina ballot

Aug. 04, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats, accused by the Green Party of meddling in its petitioning process to qualify candidates for the November ballot, have asked a state court to overturn a unanimous elections board vote granting the Green Party official recognition despite allegations...

N. Carolina AG defends recusal in 20-week abortion ban case

Aug. 03, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein repudiated Republican General Assembly leaders’ allegations Wednesday that he neglected his duty to defend state law by refusing to seek enforcement of a blocked 20-week abortion ban after the fall of Roe v. Wade. ...

Court: Top NC health official can be sued for COVID shutdown

Aug. 02, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Gov. Roy Cooper’s secretary of health and human services should not be immune from a lawsuit over the administration’s restrictions on large gatherings in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Deputy shot while serving papers at North Carolina home dies

Aug. 02, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy died after he and two other deputies were shot while trying to serve involuntary commitment papers at a North Carolina home, authorities announced Tuesday. The Wayne County deputies went to a home south of Goldsboro to serve the papers...

Medicaid expansion breakthrough within reach in N. Carolina

Jul. 31, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now embraced the idea of expanding the state's Medicaid program to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Legislative approval finally appears within reach. During...

Florida electric-boat maker building North Carolina plant

Jul. 28, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

MARION, N.C. (AP) — A Florida-based company planning the production of electric-powered boats has decided to build a plant in western North Carolina, creating 170 jobs, officials announced on Thursday. Forza X1 Inc., which is developing recreational boats that are powered by...

New candidate chosen to replace retiring NC Rep. Martin

Jul. 26, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Supreme Court law clerk has been chosen by Wake County Democrats to run for a state House seat this fall after a veteran legislator resigned this month. County party activists selected Tim Longest on Monday to become the nominee for the 34th...

NC legislature idles for now on Medicaid expansion agreement

Jul. 26, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — General Assembly leaders acknowledged on Tuesday that a compromise for North Carolina to finally embrace Medicaid expansion likely won't come quickly and pinned success for a near-future agreement in part on buy-in from a key health care interest group. ...

NC legislature won't hold votes at Raleigh return next week

Jul. 22, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly won't work next week when it's scheduled to reconvene, legislative officials said Friday, setting aside for now any attempts to override new vetoes by Gov. Roy Cooper. The House and Senate plan floor meetings for Tuesday —...