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North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and other opponents of legislative Republicans filed a flurry of late-hour lawsuits Monday to block referendums on constitutional amendments and to let a Supreme Court candidate disclose his party affiliation on ballots.

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North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper contends ballot language approved by Republican lawmakers describing two proposed constitutional amendments are so false and misleading the courts must prevent voting on them.

Roy Cooper in Charlotte August 9, 2017
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Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed legislation approved by Republicans during this week's special session that alters North Carolina ballot language for constitutional referenda and a state Supreme Court race this fall.

Cooper Unveils Grant Program To Help Community College Students

Jul 13, 2018
Governor Roy Cooper announced the Finish Line Grants Program from the campus of Wake Technical Community College. He is flanked by the state community college President Peter Hans on his left, and Wake Technical Community College President Stephen Scott.
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Governor Roy Cooper announced from the campus of Wake Technical Community College yesterday a grant program to help community college students who are waylaid by unexpected expenses that threaten to derail their education.

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This is expected to be the final week of the current session of the North Carolina legislature and the House Monday is scheduled to vote on a bill that would put on the fall ballot a question on making a photo ID requirement to vote part of the state constitution.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has joined governors from four other coastal states in opposing proposed federal legislation that sets new rules for offshore oil and gas production. 

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North Carolina General Assembly Republicans completed the override Tuesday of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of their state budget legislation for the second year in a row.

Workers installed beams in late April for a new bridge over I-77 near LaSalle Street near uptown Charlotte.
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An advisory group that's helping the North Carolina Department of Transportation review the $650 million toll-lane project on I-77 will meet again Thursday afternoon to offer final recommendations.  Some members want to cancel the deal, but it could come at a steep price. 

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that his new budget will recommend $130 million for school security and youth mental health resources.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the state should raise the minimum age of buying assault weapons to 21 and is calling on closing a loophole in state law that allows non-licensed private sellers to sell high-capacity firearms without a background check.

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