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Senate GOP ‘civil wars’ lagging in NC, elsewhere (access required)

DAVIDSON — The feisty personalities and anti-establishment fervor that fed tea party challenges in recent Republican U.S. Senate primaries are largely missing this year, a troubling sign for Democrats who want the GOP to nominate candidates with limited appeal. In North Carolina, ...

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NC lawmakers to look at federal health care law (access required)

RALEIGH — Republicans in the General Assembly have been hostile to the federal health care overhaul for years. Now, their leaders are convening a committee to examine the law’s effects upon North Carolina’s economy and insurance market. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, ...

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UPDATED: NC Democrats want long-term jobless aid revived (access required)

RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Monday she’s pushing North Carolina to rejoin the rest of the states to help the long-term unemployed with emergency unemployment benefits. But Republican legislative leaders – including one who wants to unseat her this fall – ...

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A traditional meeting…up to a point (access required)

HUNTERSVILLE –Monday night’s Huntersville Board of Commissioners meeting started out all touchy-feely, or as touchy-feely as local politics get. After a ceremony honoring U.S. military veterans killed or wounded in action, longtime Huntersville pol Charles Guignard, professorial and avuncular in ...

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Samuelson named to state Environmental Review Commission (access required)

N.C. Rep. Ruth Samuelson, R-Mecklenburg, has been appointed co-chair of the state Environmental Review Commission by Speaker Thom Tillis, the state announced. She joins Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, and Sen. Brent Jackson, R-Johnston, who was appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.

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