Under the Dome Blog

  • Progress made in sterilization victims compensation

    Posted by Katy Canada on July 23, 2014

    The Office for Justice for Sterilization Victims is reaching out to 280 people who have submitted claims forms saying they were victims of the state’s eugenics program. Those forms are missing the information needed to determine eligiblity, said Chris Mears, a public information officer for the Department of Administration.

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  • Puppy mill survivors make friends at NC legislature

    Posted by Katy Canada on July 23, 2014

    Republican Rep. Jason Saine of Lincolnton stoops to greet Earnest, a Jones County puppy mill survivor. Saine sponsored the original legislation to establish standards for commercial dog breeders, which has been stuck in the Senate.

    Puppy mill survivors and their owners walked the North Carolina legislature's halls on Wednesday to encourage NC senators to support a House amendment that would tighten regulations on commercial dog breeders in the state, thank supporters of the measure and perhaps get a belly rub.

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  • Poll finds Gov. McCrory steady as voters want more effort on teacher pay

    Posted by John Frank on July 23, 2014

    There's good news and bad news for Gov. Pat McCrory in the latest poll numbers. The Republican's approval rating is stable - the good news. But for another consecutive month, more people disapprove than support him - the bad news.

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  • Roadside cameras bill dies

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on July 23, 2014

    A bill that would have regulated automated roadside cameras used by NC law enforcement went to the legislative graveyard on Wednesday.

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  • Morning Memo: House, Senate edge closer on teacher pay

    Posted by John Frank on July 23, 2014

    As state lawmakers struggle to reach a budget deal, the latest House offer is edging closer to the Senate in terms of teacher pay, despite Gov. Pat McCrory’s threat to veto “any plan that resembles it.”

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  • McCrory signs Common Core compromise bill into law

    Posted on July 22, 2014

    Gov. Pat McCrory signed a compromise bill Tuesday that doesn't repeal the Common Core education standards, but doesn't leave them as they are.

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