what: NC FIRST Commission Virtual Fall Meeting when: Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. where: Streamed Live details: The N.C. FIRST Commission is making progress and will meet on Friday, Sept. 25, to review revenue and finance options to secure sustainable transportation investments in North Carolina. The commission is scheduled to hear a department update from Secretary Eric…

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By Lindsay Marchello Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — About half of North Carolina’s school districts are closed for in-person instruction, while the other half have students alternating between learning in the classroom and attending school online throughout the week. Starting Oct. 5, school districts can choose to let elementary schools fully reopen. Gov. Roy Cooper…

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By JOHN HOOD North Carolina is already the homeschooling capital of the United States. Now the attraction of this education option is soaring higher than ever — thanks not to the actions of its proponents but to the antics of its opponents. According to data compiled by the organization EdChoice.org, about 7.6% of elementary and secondary…

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Today, the House Committee on Financial Services held a hybrid hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the Administration’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to rebuild the record-breaking economy Americans experienced before the coronavirus. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), the Ranking Republican of the Financial Services Committee delivered opening remarks…

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U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee (SVAC), co-sponsored the annual Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). This bipartisan legislation would increase certain VA benefits including disability and dependent compensation, clothing allowances, and dependency and indemnity compensation to surviving spouses and children to reflect increases…

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Department of Environmental Quality

The public is invited to share feedback for the Environmental Justice and Inclusion Subcommittee of the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force during a public listening session on Tuesday, September 29 at 5 p.m.  Task Force Chair NC Department of Administration Secretary Machelle Sanders will be joined by members of the subcommittee to…

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NCDHSS

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is launching advertisements in community-based print and online publications to amplify the “Whatever Your Reason” statewide public campaign and urge North Carolinians to “Get Behind the Mask.” NCDHHS has secured print advertisements in 21 of the state’s leading community-based print and online publications across the state, with…

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land and water fund

RALEIGH, N.C. — When the Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) board meets Sept. 16 to award grants to local governments, non-profit conservation organizations and state agencies, it will be more than business as usual. The fund will also be celebrating a new name and logo that reflect its nearly 25-year history of preserving North Carolina’s…

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