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Breaking down omnibus NC deregulation bill

For the fifth year in a row, NC Senate Republicans have cobbled together a wide-ranging deregulation bill to streamline government, running into resistance from Democrats and environmentalists who say they are endangering air and water quality to help businesses.

Durham County

Sweating it out on the Eno another year

The two-day Festival of the Eno drew some 20,000 people for its 36th annual event over the July 4th weekend. The festival is a fundraiser for Eno River Association, which has spent nearly five decades working to protect the river’s water quality by buying land and conservation easements along its banks and tributaries.

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Food fight! Congress, consumers battle over GMOs

Controversial bill would block state and local laws requiring the labeling genetically engineered foods

Bill would instead establish voluntary ‘GMO-free’ certification process overseen by the federal government

Consumer groups warn bill is designed to keep Americans in the dark about what’s in their food

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