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In the wake of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion which, if it represents a final vote, would overturn Roe v. Wade, pro-choice advocates are marshaling their best — and worst — arguments against removing that ruling's protections for abortion.

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RALEIGH — On April 20, or "4/20," which in the world of marijuana smokers is like a national holiday, prominent N.C. Democrats celebrated the day themselves by calling for the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana and for clemency for those currently in prison for marijuana charges. The term "4/20" was popularized by the Grateful Dead as a time some of their fans would smoke together after school.

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Thursday, 16 December 2021 12:25

N.C. gets low overall ranking for pandemic response

RALEIGH— North Carolina ranks among the bottom 10 states in the country on Politico's new State Pandemic Scorecard. The Tar Heel State's overall ranking of No. 41 combines high marks for health and the economy with low scores for social well-being and education.

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Most people miss the most significant line in the Declaration of Independence.

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WASHINGTON — A conservative group within the U.S. House of Representatives is backing Rep. Richard Hudson’s plan to strengthen protection for gun owners who carry concealed firearms in public.

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RALEIGH — House lawmakers want to leapfrog the federal government and convene a constitutional convention of the states to pass new amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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RALEIGH — Occupational therapists who move to North Carolina would have an easier time getting back to work under a bill in the General Assembly.

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Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:38

OPINION: States should 'Just Say No' to the feds

I’ve never attended Mardi Gras, but I have experienced the pirate-themed mega-party known as Gasparilla in Tampa. And I watched d a lot of people “breaking the law.”

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RALEIGH — N.C. Rep. Jason Saine, R-Lincoln, has introduced a bill that would make daylight saving time permanent in the Tar Heel State.

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If one isn’t paying attention to Second Amendment issues, they might not know North Carolina has lost a lot of ground compared to other states over the past few decades. Our state doesn’t make any of the worst lists, but many rankings no longer put us near the top 10. Gun & Ammo magazine ranked N.C. 26 out of 50 for best states for gun owners in 2019.   

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