Obama is encouraging donors on the East Coast to donate anything that can help. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Again Call On President Obama To Keep MOX Open

Lawmakers are again calling on the Obama administration to keep open a South Carolina facility to process weapons-grade plutonium into commercial reactor fuel.


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Jack Daniel’s Opposes Changing Tenn. Whiskey Law

Now state lawmakers are considering dialing back some of those requirements that they say make it too difficult for craft distilleries to market their spirits as Tennessee whiskey, a distinctive and popular draw in the booming American liquor business.


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N.C. Schools Worried About Reading Requirement

North Carolina state lawmakers are hearing the concerns of local public school superintendents about a new requirement designed to ensure all third-graders meet reading proficiency standards before they move to the next grade.


Representative Mel Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina.  (credit: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images)

NC, US Legislative Openings A Topic For Lawmakers

Lawmakers come and go from North Carolina’s General Assembly and congressional delegation. Now some elected leaders wonder whether it’s time to change how to replace those who resign midterm or die in office.


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N.C. Lawmakers To Tweak Law Cutting Jobless Benefits

North Carolina lawmakers plan to make some changes in a new law that cuts unemployment benefits after the U.S. Labor Department pointed out some parts of the law that do not comply with federal regulations.


File photo of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who will be the next to review legislation regarding the disclosure of a given person's mental problems to federal authorities. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

S.C. Approves Measure To Share Mental Health Info

South Carolina lawmakers have given final approval to legislation that would give federal authorities information about people who have been determined by a court to have mental problems.


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North Carolina House Panel Wants More Digital Tech In Schools

North Carolina lawmakers want to ensure students and teachers are prepared for a digital world.

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Lawmakers: “Women Going Topless In Public Are Breaking Laws”

Some North Carolina lawmakers want to make clear that women going topless in public are breaking the law.



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