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Judge rules against Stein in dispute over hog farm ‘slush fund’ proceeds

A Wake County Superior Court judge has ruled against North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein in a dispute involving $12 million Smithfield Foods has paid to the state since July 2019. The judge determined that the money must be used to support North Carolina's public schools.

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Inhofe once defended Locke against Democratic colleagues’ attacks

James Inhofe, Oklahoma’s longest-serving US senator, has died at age 89. The Republican represented the Sooner State in the Senate from 1994 to 2023. In 2015, Inhofe defended the John Locke Foundation and other organizations against attacks from Senate Democrats.

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New NC ad focuses on EPA rule that would ban most gas-powered vehicles

A new commercial aimed at bringing awareness to a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruling that will essentially ban gas-powered vehicles will be welcoming President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to the Tar Heel State as they attend a campaign rally in Raleigh on Friday, fresh off his debate with former President Donald Trump in Atlanta Thursday night.

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NC House committee supports bill holding PFAS manufacturers liable for cleanup

The North Carolina House Environment Committee voted in support of House Bill 864 (PFAS Pollution and Polluter Liability), which would mandate PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) manufacturers to cover cleanup costs for public water systems across the state.

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Push for regulatory changes to DCM authority could stretch into 2025

Recent changes to House Bill 385 provisions dealing with the statutory authorities of state agencies as they relate to developers and archaeological finds could indicate a more comprehensive reform to come in the long session of 2025. In a housing affordability crisis fueled by supply restrictions, advocates say increased transparency and regulatory certainty are crucial...

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