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NC GOP asks lawmaker to apologize for Nazi tweet (access required)

CHARLOTTE — The North Carolina Republican Party chairman says GOP state Sen. Bob Rucho should apologize for a Twitter comment in which he compared the Affordable Care Act with Nazis and terrorists. Chairman Claude Pope in a statement Monday called Rucho’s tweet “highly ...

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Group buys Alaska’s tallest building (access required)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The tallest building in Alaska has a new owner. The Anchorage Daily News reports (http://is.gd/rLoLdH) a private partnership consisting of JL Properties, Washington Capital Management and Cook Inlet Region Inc. has purchased the ConocoPhillips office complex in ...

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La Crosse aims to curb home conversion to rentals (access required)

LA CROSSE, Wis.  — With nearly half of the homes in La Crosse rented, the western Wisconsin city is looking for ways to prevent more single-family homes from becoming rentals. A committee formed to increase oversight of rented homes and ...

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McCrory says more diverse energy ahead for NC (access required)

DURHAM — North Carolina is poised for an economic boost thanks to laws authorizing fracking and by opening the door wider to more alternative energy production, Gov. Pat McCrory predicted Wednesday before state business leaders. Pushing ahead on his “all of the above” ...

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NCDOT closes Bonner Bridge over safety concerns (access required)

RALEIGH — State transportation officials closed the only bridge onto a 60-mile stretch of the Outer Banks on Tuesday after discovering the deteriorating span posed an immediate safety threat. The state Department of Transportation said it closed the Herbert C. ...

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Ex-CIA chief asks NC lawmakers to protect grid (access required)

RALEIGH — Some academics and a former CIA director are urging state lawmakers to require better protection of electricity transmission systems from solar flares and cyber and terrorist attacks. Tuesday’s comments from ex-director James Woolsey to a legislative oversight committee ...

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