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NC court upholds taxpayer-funded grants for private schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Republican-backed program that spends taxpayer money on tuition for students at private and religious schools. The 4-3 decision split North Carolina’s highest court along ideological lines, reversing a ...

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Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina officials say wastewater containing unsafe levels of arsenic from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is flowing into a North Carolina river already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke Thursday to ...

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