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19154
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Currently midwifery is a trade illegal in the state and anyone found practicing could be charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor. Senate Bills 106 and 107 known respectively as The Homebirth Freedom At and Decriminalize Direct Entry Midwifery would establish a framework for practicing midwives to obtain a license of Certified Professional Midwives.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 30 Issue 10, March 2013, p11, il Periodical Website
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State republicans proposed a Voter ID Bill at a March public hearing. The bill, supported by a projected 75 percent of the state's population, would require all voters to present some form of photo identification before voting. Former Governor Bev Perdue vetoed this same bill in 2011, arguing it would deter legitimate voters from the polls.
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In 2007 Senate Bill 3 mandated that energy suppliers by 12.5 percent of their electricity from green energy sources. Now The Affordable and Reliable Energy Act House Bill 298 introduced by Representative Mike Hager, Republican from Burke and Rutherford counties, attempts to reduce energy costs by eliminating this requirement for energy suppliers to incorporate renewable energy sources.
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Ten million dollars have been included in Gov. Pat McCrory's 2013 budget for survivors of the North Carolina Eugenics Board Program. This program involuntarily sterilized state citizens between 1929 and 1974, 2,944 of those victims expected to be alive today. Of the allocated funds, $50,000 is to be awarded to each victim with remaining money to open a foundation for further counseling.
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Fast food workers across the state rallied to raise awareness about low-wages earned for workers in this industry. Rev. William Barber of the NAACP led 100 such protesters in Raleigh first at a McDonald's on Capital Boulevard and later to a KFC franchise on New Bern Avenue. These North Carolinians represent a nationwide movement to draw attention to the problem of these low income positions and how they are affecting American families.
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In the upcoming Raleigh City Council District D election the Wake County Democratic Party has endorsed two candidates despite only one position being available. The Party endorsed both incumbent Councilman Thomas Crowder and Jim Kemp Sherron frustrating the district's residents. Early voting for the District D Council position starts on September 19th.
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The Federal Affordable Care Act becomes effective next week and approximately 1.2 million state citizens are expected to try and enroll. These individuals will attempt to seek Federal healthcare despite state lawmakers' anti-healthcare legislative motions. In conjunction with Governor McCrory, the Republican majority did not approve the Medicaid Expansion or the $74 million in federal grants which would aid in promoting and implementing healthcare within the state.
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Karl \"Butch\" Bowers Jr. is the attorney representing Governor Pat McCrory in a lawsuit filed against the state. The United States Department of Justice filed charges against the state and governor because of changes to election laws. The article outlines Mr. Bowers' connections with the Republican Party in North and South Carolina and former ties with Duke Energy, all of which present a conflict-of-interest in representing McCrory in the upcoming suit.
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State-wide gun control laws have superseded municipalities' ability to regulate concealment laws. Morrisville Mayor Jackie Holcombe disagrees with this state-wide statue allowing concealed guns on municipal property such as parks and playgrounds. Holcombe's mayoral opponents, Mark Stohlman and Narendra Singh, voiced their opinions about gun control as well.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 43, Oct 2013, p11 Periodical Website
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A state audit of the North Carolina Board of Funeral Service may causes proposed fee increases to come under legislative scrutiny. Findings from the state and reporters at Indy Weekly indicate the funeral service board mismanaged funds through excessive salary increases and renting unnecessarily lavish office space.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 44, Oct 2013, p11-13, por Periodical Website
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Walker Ag Group plans to buy N.C. State's Hofmann Forest for $150 million. The North Carolina State Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. and N.C. State University's Board of Trustees of Endowment Fund co-own the 79,000 acres of forest near Jacksonville. The deal is slated to go through; however, an injunction hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12th with proponents of the sale concerned about an agricultural interest group buying the forested property.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 45, Nov 2013, p11 Periodical Website
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The Vintage Church, an Acts 29 church in Raleigh, carries a membership of between 800 and 1,000. Currently there are sixteen Acts 29 churches in the state with five in Raleigh. It is attractive to college students and young 20- and 30-somethings who flock to the church each Sunday for the preaching and Christian-rock music. Porter examines the church teaching and finds that it has a strong anti-women stance. One thing it preaches is that the most important thing women can do is be a wife and mother. Don't have a career, don't work outside the home, and don't be single are some other teachings. Porter also found that Acts 29 churches and members identify with the right side of the political spectrum.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 31 Issue 6, Feb 2014, p15-17, il Periodical Website
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A Raleigh ordinance, RCC-9.2022, has been on the city's books since 1998. It prohibits the distribution of food without a permit. The permit costs $800 in addition to liability insurance. Church groups have been feeding Raleigh's homeless for the past six years; however, the Raleigh Police recently threatened to arrest a group of church members who were preparing to distribute breakfast sandwiches to the homeless in Moore Square Park. What resulted was a public relations nightmare for the city.
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The sale of NC State University's Hofmann Forest for $150 million is nearly complete. The money for the 79,000-acre property was offered by prospective buyer Jerry Walker, who owns and manages Illinois-based Walker Ag Group, a family-run business operating in twenty-three counties in seven states. However, \"a coalition of professors, foresters, landowners, and wildlife conservationists is suing the university over the proposed sale, saying the environmental impacts could be significant.\" An injunction hearing is scheduled for November 12.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 45, Nov 2013, p11 Periodical Website
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There are conflicting stories surrounding the sale of North Carolina State University's Hofmann Forest. It centers on a leaked, controversial prospectus showing 9,000 acres of the forest would be developed for commercial and residential development. The prospective buyer, Illinois agri-businessman Jerry Walker, and the seller, NC State University, each claim that the prospectus is the other's doing.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 47, Nov 2013, p9-10, il Periodical Website
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