N.C. lawmakers will soon take steps to improve the state’s troubled medical examiner system. But those changes likely won’t be as dramatic as some lawmakers and experts had hoped - at least not for 2015.
Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the trial of North Carolina’s voting law, a case that tests access to the voting booth in a state with lingering memories of discriminatory poll taxes and literacy tests.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals activists demonstrate on the lawn of the Legislative Building Tuesday, July 28, 2015. PETA staff and volunteers organized the demonstration to try to convince legislators to consider a law that would ban tethering dogs outdoors in North Carolina. Currently N.C. law states that it is a misdemeanor to maliciously restrain a dog "using a chain or wire grossly in excess of the size necessary to restrain the dog safely."