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Vice President Joe Biden will be at Duke University on Wednesday as part of the “National Cancer Moonshot” initiative that President Barack Obama tapped him to run during his State of the Union address last month.
Ronald Newton, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, represents himself as a lawyer even though he acknowledges he has never taken the bar exam and is not licensed to practice law anywhere.
UPDATED: With potentially confusing messages out there about voter ID requirements, the state Board of Elections is out with a new round of public service announcements for TV and radio trying to set the record straight.
The Council of State on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a trio of projects in Raleigh: a new ride at the State Fair, selling an historic house downtown, and partnering with the city to spruce up Moore Square.
House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, is speaking out against calls for 10 percent across-the-board raises for the state's teachers, calling the proposal unrealistic and unfair to other state employees. A 10 percent raise for all public school teachers would cost about $540 million, Moore said, requiring state budget writers to raise additional revenues of at least $250 million. A better plan is to come up with a realistic number for raises for teachers and all other state employees, and to dedicate additional funding to attract and keep teachers of science, technology, engineering and math, Moore said.