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NC Democrats seek Hagan win, legislative seats (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats sapped of ruling power in  state government over the past three years are cautiously optimistic their fortunes will improve in 2014, thanks to what they describe as poor Republican policy decisions in Raleigh. Party leaders and organizers say ...

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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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FAA: Charlotte airport to stay with city – for now (access required)

FAA: Charlotte airport to stay with city – for now <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

A federal agency said Thursday it will stay out of the fight between Charlotte and North Carolina lawmakers for control of the nation's sixth busiest airport until legal issues are resolved in court. In a letter to the city, the Federal Aviation Administration said "who governs an airport is a local decision." But the agency has to ensure that airports "remain safe and financially self-sustaining."

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A home away from HOA control: Property owner wants to empower homeowners (access required)

Jim Lane is a man on a mission. The Huntersville resident wants to reform and improve homeowners associations, which he believes have run amok and are “too controlling of residents’ lives.” Lane said he’s petitioning all Charlotte area HOAs and homeowners to join his new organization, "Greater Charlotte Alliance of Homeowners Associations." Homeowners in disputes with their HOAs will get some relief from two laws passed by the N.C. General Assembly during this year’s session, one of which takes effect Oct. 1.

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McCrory calls Sept. 3 session to consider vetoes (access required)

Gov. Pat McCrory has called for North Carolina lawmakers to return to Raleigh next month to consider overriding his first two vetoes on bills related to immigration and drug testing for welfare applicants. McCrory issued a proclamation Thursday calling the reconvened session for noon on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day. The state constitution requires him to order one by Sept. 4, or his vetoes would be canceled automatically.

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