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August 21, 2017

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Appointment & Retirement

WRAL-NEWS: Barefoot won’t seek re-election in 2018

Senator Chad Barefoot, R-Wake, announced plans on Sunday to retire from theGeneral Assembly at the end of his term.

SALIBSURY POST: Barrett selected to fill vacant 34thDistrict NC Senate seat

Republicans from three counties on Tuesday selected attorney and DavieCounty Commissioner Dan Barrett to fill the vacant 34th District N.C.Senate seat.

Elections & Redistricting

WRAL-NEWS: House releases redistricting plan with few double-bunkings

The North Carolina House on Saturday released its proposed redistrictingplan, scheduled to be up for its first floor vote next Friday.

WRAL-NEWS: Senate releases proposed redistricting plan one day afterHouse

The North Carolina Senate on Sunday released its proposed redistrictingplan, one day after the House released its plan.

Energy & the Environment

WILMINGTON STAR NEWS: Chemours: GenxX polluting the Cape Fear since1980

In the wake of revelations about the unregulated chemical GenX being foundin the area’s drinking water, several state and federal entities haveopened investigations into Chemours’ activity.

From the Governor’s Desk

WRAL-NEWS: Cooper vetoes two wide-ranging bills

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a pair of hodgepodge policy bills Tuesday, signalingdispleasure with the way one tied local government hands on storm waterrules and another helped a well-connected state employee draw two statepaychecks.

WUNC-NEWS: Gov. Cooper calls for removal of confederate monuments

Gov. Roy Cooper is asking a state agency to “determine the cost andlogistics of removing Confederate monuments from state property,” but hisTuesday announcement raises a complicated question: Which monuments andstatues should be included?