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    State senators seek to expand access to overdose drug
    May 3, 2016, Comments Off on State senators seek to expand access to overdose drug

    Proposal from Sen. Jim Davis would tackle rising level of overdose deaths. Also a look at other legislation coming out of or affecting Western North Carolina.

  • A scene in the Pisgah National Forest. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press.
    Angry signs in the wilderness
    April 25, 2016, Comments Off on Angry signs in the wilderness

    Rural backlash leads 12 WNC counties to oppose expanded wilderness designations in national forests. How this affects federal forest policy remains to be seen.

  • Sen. Terry Van Duyn huddles with Sens. Gladys Robinson, D-Guilford, and Valerie Fousheee, D-Orange, during a break in the hearing on Wednesday. Democratic senators later held a walkout to protest the bill before the final vote. Kirk Ross / Carolina Public Press
    Law strips employees’ right to sue over any discrimination
    March 28, 2016, Comments Off on Law strips employees’ right to sue over any discrimination

    Employees lose ability to use state courts to sue over discrimination. Civil Rights groups sue state leaders, university system in federal court.