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October 9, 2017

Pardon Our Dust

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WRAL-NEWS: State board members asks NC superintendent to address ‘theelephant in the room’

State Superintendent Mark Johnson smiled Thursday as he showed a picture ofhimself sitting on an old North Carolina school bus.

NEWS & OBSERVER: NC narrows list of schools under consideration forstate takeover

Two low-performing schools, including one in Durham, are no longer underconsideration for being taken over by the state and handed to a charterschool operator in 2018 in an attempt to raise student achievement.

Energy & the Environment

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Chemours must expand testing area for GenX

State officials said Thursday that they have told a Bladen County plant toexpand the area in which it is testing for a potentially harmful chemical.

October Special Session

WRAL-NEWS: Judicial redistricting clears House; GOP wants to cancel2018 judicial primaries

The N.C. House approved a statewide redraw of judicial districts Thursdaynight over objections from Democrats who called for delay, but acknowledgeda need for at least some changes.

WRAL-NEWS: Cooper vetoes judicial bill, signs budget bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that would have cancelled nextyear’s judicial primary elections, saying he saw it as a precursor to a GOPpush to appoint judges instead of having the public elect them.

ASHEBORO COURIER-TRIBUNE: Legislators approve Guilford ‘legal notices’bill

The N.C. General Assembly approved a measure Thursday allowing localgovernments in Guilford County to publish required public notices on theirown websites rather than on newspapers’ print and online pages.

WRAL-NEWS: General Assembly overrides governor on environmental veto

The General Assembly on Thursday overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto on awide-ranging regulatory reform bill that environmentalists had targetedlargely over stormwater concerns.

MT. AIRY NEWS: HB 56, landfill bill, clears veto into law

The General Assembly on Wednesday overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’sveto of a wide-ranging environmental bill that could have an impactlocally.


NEWS & OBSERVER: Wake County wants you to pay a new fine if youillegally pass a stopped school bus

Drivers who illegally pass a stopped school bus in Wake County could soonbe forced to pay a new fine.