Rex Hospital risked loss of federal funds over treatment of violent patient

In the fallout from treating one the most violent patients in Rex Hospital’s history, the Raleigh hospital was recently threatened with loss of millions of dollars in federal funding. Investigators found that hospital staff kept the patient immobilized in restraints for extended periods and subdued him with a Taser stun gun on two separate occasions.

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House OKs freeze on renewable energy goals

The NC House has approved legislation that would freeze the requirement that electric utilities use increasing amounts of renewable energy. The provision could also make it harder to launch new solar projects, and it would reduce what had been a guaranteed market for renewable energy.

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