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NC Senate Rolls Out Voter ID Proposal

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Senate on Thursday rolled out its voter identification bill, scaling back the number of acceptable photo IDs to cast a ballot in person starting in 2016 and could […]

CBS Charlotte–07/19/2013

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Protesters Watch As Abortion Bill Passes N.C. Senate

Senate Republicans gave their final approval Wednesday to legislation requiring additional rules for abortions in North Carolina, even as hundreds of angry protesters descended on the legislature to express their displeasure.


Anti-abortion protesters attend the March for Life on Jan. 25, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

North Carolina Senate Approves New Abortion Restrictions

The North Carolina Senate has tentatively approved legislation that would require abortion clinics to meet new operating standards and require physicians be present when the procedure is performed.


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McCrory-Backed High School Bill Passes NC Senate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Senate has made quick work of legislation supported by Gov. Pat McCrory to create new kinds of high school diplomas and course plans that emphasize vocational or career paths […]

CBS Charlotte–02/08/2013

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NC Senate Approves Bill To Keep State From Carrying Out ‘Obamacare’ Elements

The Republican-controlled state Senate gave initial approval Monday night to a bill that would keep the state government from carrying out elements of President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul despite the reservations of new Gov. Pat McCrory.