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for Independent Weekly Vol. 30 Issue 10, March 2013
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In an effort to reduce costs and raise money from an outside source NCDOT turned to private companies when creating new toll roads north of Charlotte. Along portions of I-77 in Mecklenburg County this corroboration between public and private firms created new fast lanes to try and bypass traffic on this busy stretch of highway. However, this project did not receive popular appeal from citizens.
Governor Pat McCrory and Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata have proposed distinguishing immigrants without full citizenship be issued pink drivers licenses. Individuals affected are largely protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act who were born in the country and working toward citizenship. State republicans and democrats are split on the issue, with Republicans supporting licenses emblazoned in pink and stating \"no lawful status\" while Democrats argue this will lead to discrimination.
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.