Under the Dome Blog

  • Gov. McCrory signs regulatory reform, criminal statute bills into law

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 18, 2014

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Thursday signed into law a bill that is a hodge-podge of nearly 60 changes to regulations, which its backers hailed as this session's "regulatory reform" and environmentalists criticized as weakening protections.


  • Rail bill to become law without McCrory's signature

    Posted by Lynn Bonner on September 18, 2014

    Gov. Pat McCrory is letting a bill aimed at developing freight rail service between South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina become law without his signature. The law anticipates each state establishing commissions to develop and promote freight rail services for economic development. The North Carolina commission would have four members. House and Senate leaders, the North Carolina Railroad Co. and the N.C. Department of Commerce would each get appointments.


  • Civitas files complaint over environmental ads

    Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 18, 2014

    The free-market Civitas Institute filed a complaint with the NC Board of Elections on Thursday alleging environmental organizations broke the law with a series of TV ads they ran attacking a handful of state legislators for supporting fracking earlier this year.


  • Rev. William Barber receives Martin Luther King Jr. peace prize

    Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 18, 2014

    Moral Monday leader Rev. William Barber II speaks to the crowd.

    The Rev. William Barber, the president of the North Carolina NAACP, has received the the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from Fellowship of Reconciliation.


  • Duke scientists make case for NIH funding

    Posted by Renee Schoof on September 18, 2014

    Scientists from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were in Washington on Thursday to lobby on Capitol Hill for more funding for the National Institutes of Health for scientific research.


  • Gardner plans campaign to combat underage drinking among middle schoolers

    Posted by Jane Stancill on September 18, 2014

    ABC Commissioner Jim Gardner plans a public awareness campaign about the dangers of underage drinking.


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