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Attorney General Roy Cooper, discussing in a news conference Friday his decision not to re-try Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell, called for better training in the use of force by law enforcement.
A national free-market energy advocacy organization is launching a campaign in North Carolina this week to persuade lawmakers to freeze the requirement that utilities use increasing amounts of renewable energy.
UPDATED WEDNESDAY MORNING: North Carolina’s Republican Party says it is not considering requiring candidates who participate in its presidential primaries to promise to support the nominee in the general election and forego running as third-party or unaffiliated candidates. State law appears to prohibit candidates from doing so, anyway.