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Voting rights advocates win key battle in ongoing war over North Carolina election restrictions

October 3, 2014 - The Fourth Circuit Court's decision blocking two provisions of the state's restrictive 2013 voting law ahead of the November election is an important victory for voting rights advocates. But North Carolina is now appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, which has already proven reluctant to allow changes to voting laws so close to the election.

Read the fiery ruling striking down NC school voucher program

August 28, 2014 - Last week a North Carolina judge minced no words in his ruling that a law giving taxpayer-funded vouchers to low-income families that want to send their children to private schools was a violation of the state constitution and the public good. Supporters of the program have asked the state Supreme Court to take emergency action to release the money anyway.

Did Duke Energy's secret talks break the law?

January 29, 2013 - An environmental watchdog group has petitioned the N.C. Attorney General to reopen the probe into the controversial Duke-Progress merger, pointing to CEO Jim Rogers' newspaper interview in which he contradicted official testimony and described what sounds like illegal secret talks with state regulators during merger settlement negotiations.