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Demographics around North Carolina’s coal-fired power plants

Environmental justice concerns are particularly acute near coal-fired power plants and coal ash sites. Of the 22 power plants in North Carolina, more than half are located in ZIP codes where the percentage of people living below the ...
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When it comes to 2016 "bathroom bill" state legislation, North Carolina stands alone in restricting transgender access
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When it comes to 2016 “bathroom bill” state legislation, North Carolina stands alone in restricting transgender access

As part of our ongoing effort to keep readers throughout North Carolina and the nation fully informed about all aspects of the controversial, all-purpose LGBT discrimination law known as HB2 (click here to access all of our stories), ...
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The Class of 2015 – Representative Howard Hunter, III

Name: state Rep. Howard Hunter III (Democrat) Occupation: owner of Hunter’s Funeral Homes District: Bertie, Gates, Hertford and Pasquotank counties Lives in: Ahoskie (Hertford County) From: Murfreesboro Family: wife Wanda Hunter (a school counselor); four children, two in ...
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The Class of 2015 – Senator John Alexander, Jr.

Name: state Sen. John Alexander Jr. (Republican) District: Wake County Occupation: Owns and runs a trucking company, Cardinal International Trucks Lives in: Raleigh From: Raleigh Family: wife Susan; 2 grown daughters Campaign website: http://www.alexanderncsenate.com/ Hobbies: hunting, playing golf. ...
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The Class of 2015 – Rep. Gale Adcock

Name: state Rep. Gale Adcock (Democrat) Occupation: family nurse practitioner, works as the chief health officer for SAS in Cary District: Wake County Lives in: Cary From: originally from Virginia, moved to Cary in 1993 Family: husband Kevin, ...
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The Class of 2015 – Rep. Sam Watford

Name: state Rep. Sam Watford (Republican) Occupation: General contractor, owner of Watford Construction Company District: Davidson County Lives in: outside of Thomasville From: outside of Thomasville Family: wife Karen (retired high school English teacher), two adult daughters. Campaign ...
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The Class of 2015 – Rep. Ralph C. Johnson

Name: state Rep. Ralph Johnson (Democrat) District: Guilford County. Occupation: semi-retired from home-improvement work Lives in: Greensboro From: Originally from New York City, moved to Greensboro 40 years ago to attend N.C. A&T Family: Single, no children. Campaign ...
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The Class of 2015 – Rep. Brad Salmon

Name: state Rep. Brad Salmon (Democrat) Occupation: attorney (general practice attorney at Salmon Law Firm) and farmer (tobacco, soy beans, wheat and peaches) District: Harnett, Lee counties Lives in: Mamers (unincorporated community outside of Lillington) From: Mamers (family ...
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The Class of 2015 – Sen. Tom McInnis

Editor’s note: N.C. Policy Watch is chatting with some of the newest members of the N.C. General Assembly to offer a bit more insight on who they are and what they plan on doing this session in Raleigh. ...
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The Class of 2015 – Rep. Larry Yarborough

Editor’s note: N.C. Policy Watch is chatting with some of the newest members of the N.C. General Assembly to offer a bit more insight on who they are and what they plan on doing this session in Raleigh. ...
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The Class of 2013 – Senator Mike Woodard

Name:  state Sen. Mike Woodard, Democrat Occupation:  financial administrator for Duke University and Duke Health Systems Lives in: Durham From: Wilson Family:  married, wife Sarah; no children. Hobbies:  Hiking , biking, outdoor activities and attending arts or sports ...
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The Class or 2013 – Rep. Nathan Baskerville

N.C. Policy Watch is continuing to talk with some of the newest members of the N.C. General Assembly to offer a bit more insight on who they are and what they plan on doing this session in Raleigh. ...
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The Class of 2013 – Rep. Robert Brawley

Name:  State Rep. C. Robert Brawley, Republican Occupation: insurance agent, now does work for Allstate Insurance Lives in: Mooreseville From: Mooresville Family: wife Mary; five grown children; 12 grandchildren Hobbies:  “Arguing. I do enjoy a keen, intellectual exchange ...
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The Class of 2013 – Rep. Dennis Riddell

Reporter’s note: State Rep. Dennis Riddell declined to be interviewed for this profile, and hung up on a reporter who called his home seeking an interview earlier this year. Answers are taken from public statements Riddell has made, ...
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The Class of 2013 – Rep. Deb McManus

N.C. Policy Watch is chatting with some of the newest members of the N.C. General Assembly to offer a bit more insight on who they are and what they plan on doing this session in Raleigh. This will ...
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The Class of 2013 – Sen. Gene McLaurin

N.C. Policy Watch is chatting with some of the newest members of the N.C. General Assembly to offer a bit more insight on who they are and what they plan on doing this session in Raleigh. This will ...
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