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for Indy Week Vol. 30 Issue 39, Sept 2013
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Fracking cannot officially begin in the state for 18 months, but that has not stopped a Texas company from preliminary testing. Tar Heel Triassic Resources Inc. plans to run tests in Lee County to determine \"orientation, structure and depth\" of the state's Triassic basin. The company hopes to perform three-dimensional testing, a procedure which does not require permits through the state's Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
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.
The state's Department of Health and Human Services has seen an increase in resignations over the last few months. The most recent is Carol Steckel, Medicaid Director, who leaves her post after only eight months. The article details Steckel's abbreviated stint as the state's Medicaid Director and future plans.
The state, the city of Durham, and Guilford County court officials are being sued by six homosexual couples. The couples are trying to overturn the 2010 legislation banning same-sex marriage and to also fight for second-parent adoptions for gay couples. The article includes excerpts from interviews with the six couples with unedited transcripts available at the Indy's website.
The Steep Canyon Rangers had its beginnings at UNC-Chapel Hill around 2001. Melzer recounts how the group has become popular emissaries for traditional bluegrass music.