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.
Attorney General Roy Cooper has raised more money than Gov. Pat McCrory this year, signaling that his largely quiet, officially unannounced campaign will pose a significant challenge to the governor’s re-election.
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."