NC Politics in the News

February 18, 2019

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Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


SPECTRUM NEWS: Secretary of Agriculture Tours North Carolina Farms
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture came to the Tar Heel State Monday. This comes after growing concerns for farmers after a tough few years, and the possible addition of the new NAFTA agreement.

THE NEWS&OBSERVER: Hurricane Florence killed millions of chickens and turkeys. Now farmers are putting them to use.
Among the challenges facing North Carolina after Hurricane Florence was how to deal with 4.2 million dead chickens and turkeys that drowned in flooded poultry houses throughout the southeastern part of the state.


THE NEWS&OBSERVER: More than 200,000 gallons of sewage spill into Raleigh creek
More than 200,000 gallons of sewage spilled into Crabtree Creek on Thursday. A build up of grease — which can stop the flow of sewage — caused the spill, according to a city news release.


NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH NEWS: Medicaid changes will become more visible to beneficiaries, providers
Now that the providers for a privatized Medicaid managed care system have been chosen, HHS Sec. Mandy Cohen says beneficiaries will soon need to choose their providers.


AP NEWS: North Carolina to hold hearing on undecided US House race
North Carolina’s elections board is holding a hearing Monday on ballot fraud allegations in the nation’s last undecided congressional election.


TRASPORTATION TODAY: North Carolina approves $5.7M in funding for airport improvements
The North Carolina Board of Transportation recently decided to allow $5.7 million in state and federal funds to be used for improvements at six state airports.

WRAL: DOT Officials: This rural road is one of North Carolina’s most dangerous
State transportation leaders have their eyes not just on highway safety but also on rural roads. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, one of the highest risk country corridors is within the greater Triangle area.