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North Carolina bill allows ‘establishment of religion’ by state government

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have proposed a bill that they say would allow to the state to establish an official religion and defy the Constitution of the United States. Nine state House members joined with Republican state Reps. Harry Warren and Carl Ford of Rowan County to sponsor House…

North Carolina teachers flock to free concealed carry class

Educators in North Carolina gathered at a gun range on Saturday to attend a free concealed carry class. So many teachers arrived for the class that the gun range was forced to turn many of them away, according to local news station WSOCTV. The Rowan County Wildlife Association hosted the…

Three more states consider rebelling against Citizens United ruling

Resolutions condemning the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling have been introduced to the state legislatures of North Carolina, West Virginia, and New Hampshire. The three pieces of symbolic legislation — SJR 109 in North Carolina, HR 9 in West Virginia, and HR 7 in New Hampshire — all call…

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Purdue will not seek re-election: report

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Purdue (D) will not run for a second term, reports said Thursday. At least two sources told The Washington Post that Purdue would release a statement later in the afternoon confirming her intentions. North Carolina’s first woman governor faced an uphill battle after being elected amid…

NC panel: Victims of forced sterilization should get $50,0000

A panel in North Carolina has recommended that victims of the state’s eugenics program should receive a one-time payment of $50,000. The state estimates that 7,600 people were sterilized as a part of the program between 1929 and 1974, many by force or coercion. As of 2010, there were as…

‘Sims’ designer creating new game for real life

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Will Wright, the designer behind successful video game simulations including “SimCity”, “The Sims” and “Spore”, is at it again. Only this time, rather than controlling virtual people or creating space creatures, the protagonist of “HiveMind” is the actual player. “HiveMind,” a group of cross-platform, cross-media…

Voter photo ID, E-Verify laws to take effect in new year

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – Laws that require voters to present photo identification at the polls, recognize same-sex civil unions and aim to restrict illegal immigration are among the state measures taking effect on New Year’s Day. Measures passed in 2011, which numbered nearly 40,000 across the country, often reflected…

Campaign finance experts may be allowed to back John Edwards’ case at trial

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday left the door open for former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to call two campaign finance experts to testify at his trial next month on charges of using illegal campaign funds to hide an extramarital affair. Prosecutors wanted to block…

ACLU defends disabled Occupy Raleigh protester’s right to free speech

A 57-year-old disabled woman who was arrested for refusing to move her chair, which she required to use because of back problems, will receive legal representation from the The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation. Margaret Schucker was sitting in a chair on a public sidewalk while…

Judge blocks anti-abortion license plates in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, North Carolina (Reuters) – A judge on Monday blocked the state of North Carolina from issuing voluntary vehicle license plates with an anti-abortion slogan on them. U.S. District Judge James Fox granted a preliminary injunction sought by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina. The ACLU argued in…

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