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Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, February 21, 2020 in honor of NC House of Representative Linda Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, February 21, 2020 in honor of NC House of Representative Linda Johnson, who passed away on Tuesday.
 
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ordered a preliminary injunction of North Carolinaís voter ID law in a decision released today (Holmes v. Moore, COA 19-762).
The North Carolina Court of Appeals ordered a preliminary injunction of North Carolinaís voter ID law in a decision released today (Holmes v. Moore, COA 19-762).
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, February 17, 2020 until sunset on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in honor of former North Carolina Lt. Governor Robert "Bob" Jordan, who passed away on Sunday.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, February 17, 2020 until sunset on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in honor of former North Carolina Lt. Governor Robert "Bob" Jordan, who passed away on Sunday.
 
DHS, ED, DOJ, HHS team up to provide government-wide resources for local schools and educators
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, February 10, 2020 in honor of Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, who lost his life during an attack in Afghanistan.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, February 10, 2020 in honor of Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, who lost his life during an attack in Afghanistan.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, January 27, 2020 in honor of Spc. Antonio I.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Monday, January 27, 2020 in honor of Spc. Antonio I.
 
Announcing the annual State Observance Program and recipients of the 2019-2020 NC MLK Grants
 
Are you one of North Carolina's best and brightest students and are looking for a project over the weekend?
Are you one of North Carolina's best and brightest students and are looking for a project over the weekend?
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff beginning Monday, January 13, 2020, in honor of US Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin of Virginia and Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon of Illinois
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff beginning Monday, January 13, 2020, in honor of US Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin of Virginia and Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon of Illinois
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, October 26 in honor of US Marine Private First Class John T. Burke
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, October 26 in honor of US Marine Private First Class John T. Burke
 
In conjunction with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring October 2019 as Minority Enterprise Development Month (MED Month).
In conjunction with Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation declaring October 2019 as Minority Enterprise Development Month (MED Month).
 
Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state buildings, facilities and grounds to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Friday, October 18, in honor of US Representative Elijah E. Cummings.
Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state buildings, facilities and grounds to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Friday, October 18, in honor of US Representative Elijah E. Cummings.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, October 18, in honor of US Army Pvt. Andrew McLean.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, October 18, in honor of US Army Pvt. Andrew McLean.
 
Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission for nonprofit organizations and local government agencies wishing to create or strengthen programs that support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Grants of up to $1,000 are available from the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission for nonprofit organizations and local government agencies wishing to create or strengthen programs that support the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, September 30, in honor of US Army Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. "Barreto" Ortiz.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, September 30, in honor of US Army Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. "Barreto" Ortiz.
 
The North Carolina Department of Administration Council for Women & Youth Involvement (CFWYI) is accepting mini grant applications through its State Youth Council program, beginning today.
The North Carolina Department of Administration Council for Women & Youth Involvement (CFWYI) is accepting mini grant applications through its State Youth Council program, beginning today.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 11, in tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 11, in tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
 
Ahead of Womenís Equality Day on August 26, the NC Department of Administration (DOA) launched a new mentorship program on July 1, to address gender equity in North Carolina within the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Ahead of Womenís Equality Day on August 26, the NC Department of Administration (DOA) launched a new mentorship program on July 1, to address gender equity in North Carolina within the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags on the grounds of the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, July 25, to honor state employee and arborist Branson Langley.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags on the grounds of the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, July 25, to honor state employee and arborist Branson Langley.
 
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 23, in honor of US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who passed away Tuesday, July 16.
Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, July 23, in honor of US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who passed away Tuesday, July 16.
 
NC Department of Administrationís Secretary Machelle Sanders will present the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
NC Department of Administrationís Secretary Machelle Sanders will present the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report on the main campus of Vance-Granville Community College on Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m.
 
Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants to throw a lifeline to as many as 20 rural hospitals that are headed toward insolvency.
Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, wants to throw a lifeline to as many as 20 rural hospitals that are headed toward insolvency.
 
Republican senators are making one last push to ease anti-competitive health-care laws before the legislative session ends.
Republican senators are making one last push to ease anti-competitive health-care laws before the legislative session ends.
 
July 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the North Carolina Department of Administrationís (NC DOA) Office for Historically Underutilized Businessesí (HUB) Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program and kicks off a celebration of several key milestones for minority- and women-owned businesses
July 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the North Carolina Department of Administrationís (NC DOA) Office for Historically Underutilized Businessesí (HUB) Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) program and kicks off a celebration of several key milestones for minority- and women-owned businesses
 
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the biennial budget bill, saying North Carolina residents are dying because Republicans wonít expand Medicaid rolls.
Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the biennial budget bill, saying North Carolina residents are dying because Republicans wonít expand Medicaid rolls.
 
In a landmark victory for N.C. Republican lawmakers, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gerrymandered congressional districts are a political issue, which federal courts should not decide as a matter of law.
In a landmark victory for N.C. Republican lawmakers, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled gerrymandered congressional districts are a political issue, which federal courts should not decide as a matter of law.
 
The House Energy and Public Utilities Committee on Tuesday, June, 25, approved a version of a bill to restrict new wind turbines near military bases, eliminating a proposed ban that was part of the original bill.
The House Energy and Public Utilities Committee on Tuesday, June, 25, approved a version of a bill to restrict new wind turbines near military bases, eliminating a proposed ban that was part of the original bill.
 
The largest physicians group in eastern North Carolina has agreed to participate in State Treasurer Dale Folwellís cost-saving Clear Pricing Project.
The largest physicians group in eastern North Carolina has agreed to participate in State Treasurer Dale Folwellís cost-saving Clear Pricing Project.
 
The NC Department of Administrationís Council for Women and Youth Involvement today unveiled the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report at UNC Wilmington.
The NC Department of Administrationís Council for Women and Youth Involvement today unveiled the 2019 Status of Women in North Carolina: Health and Wellness Report at UNC Wilmington.
 
Senators opposing North Carolinaís onerous certificate-of-need laws have no plans to stop pushing reforms.
Senators opposing North Carolinaís onerous certificate-of-need laws have no plans to stop pushing reforms.
 
With a deadline just 13 days away, Community Care Physician Network, North Carolinaís largest network of independent physician clinics, announced Monday, June 17, it signed on to the State Health Planís cost-cutting Clear Pricing Project.
With a deadline just 13 days away, Community Care Physician Network, North Carolinaís largest network of independent physician clinics, announced Monday, June 17, it signed on to the State Health Planís cost-cutting Clear Pricing Project.
 
If all the solar panels from industrial-scale electric plants in North Carolina were laid end to end, they would stretch from Raleigh to San Francisco and back nearly four times.
If all the solar panels from industrial-scale electric plants in North Carolina were laid end to end, they would stretch from Raleigh to San Francisco and back nearly four times.
 
By official proclamation, Governor Roy Cooper declared June 14, 2019 as Flag Day.
By official proclamation, Governor Roy Cooper declared June 14, 2019 as Flag Day.
 
While North Carolina continues to seek ways to fill medical provider voids across the state, government regulations block one partial solution.
While North Carolina continues to seek ways to fill medical provider voids across the state, government regulations block one partial solution.
 
State Treasurer Dale Folwell has clashed with Vidant Health in the past over state resources and State Health Plan reforms, but isnít involved in the current battle between the hospital chain and the UNC Board of Governors over control of Vidant Medical Center.
State Treasurer Dale Folwell has clashed with Vidant Health in the past over state resources and State Health Plan reforms, but isnít involved in the current battle between the hospital chain and the UNC Board of Governors over control of Vidant Medical Center.
 
The Senate passed its version of a $23.9 billion 2019-20 budget amid sharp rhetoric that broke along partisan and regional divides.
The Senate passed its version of a $23.9 billion 2019-20 budget amid sharp rhetoric that broke along partisan and regional divides.
 
Fresh off N.C. Department of Insurance approval of cost-reducing reforms, Treasurer Dale Folwell is optimistic doctors and hospitals will join a new State Health Plan provider network.
Fresh off N.C. Department of Insurance approval of cost-reducing reforms, Treasurer Dale Folwell is optimistic doctors and hospitals will join a new State Health Plan provider network.
 
The Senate approved the Tax Reduction Act of 2019 on a 28-13 vote on Monday, May 20, and sent it to the House. Last Thursday, the bill passed its initial vote by a 26-19 margin.
The Senate approved the Tax Reduction Act of 2019 on a 28-13 vote on Monday, May 20, and sent it to the House. Last Thursday, the bill passed its initial vote by a 26-19 margin.
 
E-N-G Mobile Systems, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of specialized vehicles, will create 60 jobs as it locates its first East Coast operations in Cumberland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.
E-N-G Mobile Systems, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of specialized vehicles, will create 60 jobs as it locates its first East Coast operations in Cumberland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.
 
The House proposed budget lowers some taxes, creates others, and cuts against the grain of past Republican efforts to prioritize savings reserves as a rainy day buttress to economic downturns and natural disasters.
The House proposed budget lowers some taxes, creates others, and cuts against the grain of past Republican efforts to prioritize savings reserves as a rainy day buttress to economic downturns and natural disasters.
 
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