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In The News
Rachel Nash Reporting
CHAPEL HILL - U.S. Congressman David Price will be at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill to answer some of your legal questions Saturday morning.
"We would appreciate people coming by if they have some ideas they want to pass along or they need help with specific dealings with government agencies," he said.
The Fayetteville Observer asked people in Cumberland County what questions they'd pose to their congressional representatives about the budget standoff and sequestration. We then put those questions to Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, and Reps. Renee Ellmers, David Price and Mike McIntyre, all of whom serve parts of the county. Here are their responses.
By Jamie Dupree
It has now been two weeks since automatic budget cuts kicked in, and Political Washington is still waiting to see whether there will be a dramatic impact as forecast by Democrats, or if ominous predictions made by the Obama Administration - and ridiculed by many Republicans - won't exactly come true.
By Kelly Poe
CHAPEL HILL — More than a third of Chapel Hill Transit's large buses are now hybrid vehicles, thanks in large part to a grant from the Federal Transit Administration.
By Barbara Bedway, Next Avenue Contributor
During an ice storm last month that kept U.S. Rep. David Price grounded at his home in his Durham, N.C., the 72-year-old Democratic legislator took 10 minutes out of his day to play Spent, an online game created by an unusual partnership in his district.
By Brian Montopoli
Written by Rick Martinez
(RALEIGH) – Newly selected Raleigh police chief Cassandra Deck-Brown will be attendance at tonight's State of the Union speech as the guest of Congressman David Price.
By Josh Shaffer
RALEIGH — The check is no longer in the mail.
Starting March 1, all federal benefits will arrive electronically, as the U.S. Treasury scraps paper payments for direct deposits.
If they haven't already, people receiving Social Security, veterans benefits, railroad retirement pay or other federal money must sign up to get it sent electronically.
By Matthew Burns
Raleigh, N.C. — Three Democratic members of the North Carolina congressional delegation have asked state House leaders to defeat a bill passed Tuesday in the state Senate that would prohibit the expansion of Medicaid to cover adults under the Affordable Care Act.
By Ed O'Keefe
House Democrats unveiled a 15-point plan to address gun violence Thursday, capping weeks of deliberations within their caucus and with groups for and against stricter controls on the flow of weapons.