This week, Donna King, Alex Baltzegar, David Larson, Mitch Kokai, and Theresa Opeka break down the week’s news.

* Temperatures are running hot down at the state legislature.

* North Carolina’s highest court has a new associate justice.

* The Capital Broadcasting Company calls for the executive branch to usurp state lawmakers’ authority.

* NC State Treasurer Folwell released a report this week that sheds light on hospital pricing

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