(5.09.06) New Laws Affect Local Governments
RALEIGH — Several bills enacted into law in 2005 broadened the power of localities in North Carolina, including the powers to enact zoning ordinances and promote tourism, and the way localities may invest their money.
(4.19.06) N.C. ID Theft Laws Strengthened
RALEIGH — Major provisions of North Carolina’s new identity-theft law make citizens’ personal information less accessible to thieves, and are designed to help victims of identification theft put their lives back together.
(4.03.06) Arbitrary Zoning Decisions Questioned
DURHAM — The U.S. Supreme Court’s Kelo decision subjugating private property rights to economic-development interests grabbed headlines recently, but another danger to property rights has resurfaced from another quarter: arbitrary zoning decisions.
(3.21.06) N.C. Group Urges Bible as Textbook
DURHAM — There are many efforts nationally to get the content of the Bible incorporated into public-school curricula using several secular textbooks. But one North Carolina group has a different idea. They suggest that the Bible itself be used as a textbook.
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