Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 49 Issue 2, Fall 1983
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The Institute of Government recently completed a study that assessed the effects of North Carolina's new determinate sentencing law, the Fair Sentencing Act, which was intended to reduce unjustified variation in felony sentences and to make sentences more predictable, but not necessarily more severe. This article outlines the Act and the experience of the first year of the Act.
The public defender system in North Carolina is considered the best way to provide legal counsel to indigents who are charged with criminal offenses. This article discusses the public defender system in the state, how the system works in practice, and examines some arguments for and against it.
A recent technological and economic trend that has gone largely unnoticed has been the increased use of solar energy in North Carolina. Today over 3,000 passive solar homes, 2,000 domestic solar water-heating systems, and 300 active solar space heating systems are being used in the state.
1980 was a legislative landmark in hazardous waste management for the United States. Turner discusses how changes in US legislation affected North Carolina waste management and the options that are available for the state.