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Carolina Journal’s Donna King discusses N.C. parents raising concerns about fentanyl

Donna King, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses N.C. parents’ participation in a Washington, D.C, rally about the dangers of fentanyl. King offered these comments during the Sept. 23, 2022, edition of PBS North Carolina’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.”

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Appeal will continue in lawsuit challenging COVID shutdown of N.C. bars

Sixteen months after Gov. Roy Cooper lifted the last COVID-related restrictions on N.C. bars, a lawsuit at the N.C. Court of Appeals focuses on possible monetary damages for bars that were forced to shut their doors during the pandemic. The Appeals Court issued an order Monday in the case.

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State urges U.S. Supreme Court to take up dispute over health plan premiums

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein has filed paperwork urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a dispute involving premiums charged to government retirees on the State Health Plan. The state hopes the nation’s highest court will overturn a March 11 ruling from the N.C. Supreme Court. State justices ruled by a 4-2 vote that 220,000 state government retirees had a contractual right to premium-free health care benefits that had been promised to them.

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Folwell touts $7 billion drop in State Health Plan retiree liability

North Carolina has seen a $7 billion improvement over the past year in the shortfall for government retirees’ health benefits. That’s according to a new report from The Segal Group. State Treasurer Dale Folwell touted the report in a news release.

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Families of fentanyl victims rally at N.C. Capitol, call for action against cartels, dealers

On Sunday Aug. 21, loved ones of those who died in the ongoing opioid epidemic gathered at the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh to mark the first National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day. People gathered to mourn the tragic loss of life and to demand action from government officials.

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N.C. Supreme Court overrules 90-year-old precedent protecting nurses from legal liability

A split N.C. Supreme Court has voted to overturn a 90-year-old state court precedent that protected nurses from legal liability. Because the majority decision secured just three votes on the seven-member court, it’s unclear how the latest ruling will affect future cases.

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Are nonprofit hospitals profiting in the name of charity care?

Nonprofit hospitals comprise a majority of the hospitals in the United States. These hospitals receive tax breaks and tax-free benefits at the expense of taxpayers, and in return, nonprofit hospitals are expected to provide charity care to help their communities. But the truth is most nonprofit hospitals do not provide enough charity care to receive...

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Folwell’s fight against hospitals extends to CON challenge at N.C. Supreme Court

The latest chapter in N.C. State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s feud with state hospitals involves a new friend-of-the-court brief at the state Supreme Court. Folwell supports a New Bern eye surgeon’s challenge of state certificate-of-need restrictions.

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New Bern eye surgeon urges N.C. Supreme Court to address certificate-of-need dispute

An eye surgeon in New Bern is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to take up his challenge against the state’s certificate-of-need law. He argues CON restrictions violate his state constitutional rights. Dr. Jay Singleton’s latest appeal follows the N.C. Court of Appeals’ unanimous June 21 decision dismissing his case. The John Locke Foundation, which oversees...

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