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October 24, 2016

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2016 Elections

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper get testy in their final debate

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper sparred over taxes, House Bill 2, coal ash and even hurricane relief Tuesday night in the final debate of their gubernatorial campaign. 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: 164K ballots cast on 1st day of early-vote day

The number of ballots cast in person on the first day of early voting in North Carolina is largely on par with four years ago.

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES: Ross raises more, but Burr has more to spend in final weeks

The upstart Democratic challenger to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr has continued to outraise and outspend the Republican incumbent in a tight North Carolina race that could help determine whether the GOP-controlled Senate shifts to Democratic hands.


WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: North Carolina revenue collection up 3 percent in 1st quarter

North Carolina revenues are ahead of what was anticipated so far this fiscal year to carry out the current state government budget. 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: NC unemployment rate rises slightly to 4.7%

North Carolina’s unemployment rate climbed a notch to 4.7 percent in September even though the state added 9,700 jobs during the month.


CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Will telling CMS your income help create better schools?

Consultant Michael Alves sees Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ emerging magnet plan as a model that can refine the way schools across America view diversity and equity. 

Energy & Environment

NEWS & OBSERVER: State optimistic that hog lagoons remain intact

State environmental regulators say they are cautiously optimistic that hog waste lagoons in North Carolina are intact despite flooding from Hurricane Matthew. 

In the Courts

WRAL-NEWS: Federal appeals court rejects request by NC voters to expand early voting in 5 counties

A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a request by North Carolina voters to expand early voting hours and locations in five counties.

WXII-NEWS: Federal appeal seeks expansion of HB2 ruling

A federal judge ruled weeks ago that the University of North Carolina must allow three transgender people to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. 

Regulatory Reform

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Mecklenburg commissioners approve first Whitewater Center regulations

Mecklenburg County commissioners Tuesday approved the first water-quality regulations of the U.S. National Whitewater Center, a privately run outdoor playground an Ohio teenager visited before dying of an infection last summer.