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Politics podcast: ‘Raise the Age,’ Senate budget cuts and more

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper discusses the opioid crisis during a visit to the SouthLight Healthcare facility on Garner Road in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Cooper announced the state has received a grant to help fund opioid abuse prevention and treatment for the addicted. The grant of $31 million came from the Century Cures Act.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper discusses the opioid crisis during a visit to the SouthLight Healthcare facility on Garner Road in Raleigh, N.C. on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Cooper announced the state has received a grant to help fund opioid abuse prevention and treatment for the addicted. The grant of $31 million came from the Century Cures Act. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of May 20-21.

The N.C. House voted overwhelmingly this week to "Raise the Age" and become the final state in the country to stop automatically prosecuting 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. We also learned more about what's tucked into the Senate's budget bill this week, including cuts to food stamps the the Governor's School program. And Gov. Roy Cooper was in Washington, D.C., this week.

Our reporter panel explains those issues and more in this week's episode, and we pick a Headliner of the Week. Jordan Schrader of The News & Observer hosts, with Colin Campbell, Craig Jarvis, Lynn Bonner and Will Doran of the N&O.

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