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Big Changes for DHHS, Medicaid Leadership

Big Changes for DHHS, Medicaid Leadership

By Rose Hoban A big shuffle is coming to the top of the state’s Medicaid program, Sec. Aldona Wos announced today. The current..

May 22, 2015 with 1 Comment
Bills Allow Idled Hog Farms to Return Under Old Environmental Standards

Bills Allow Idled Hog Farms to Return Under Old Environmental Standards

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May 22, 2015 with 0 Comments
NCGA House Health and Human Services Budget: First Look

NCGA House Health and Human Services Budget: First Look

House lawmakers released the first draft of their 2015-17 budget proposals Thursday morning. We take a look at the health and human..

May 15, 2015 with 1 Comment
UPDATED: Tanning Bed Bill Headed to Governor … Finally

UPDATED: Tanning Bed Bill Headed to Governor … Finally

On Wednesday, members of the Senate approved the measure by a 48-2 vote. It now goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his signature. By Rose Hoban..

May 13, 2015
Botulism Case Highlights Need to Follow Canning Directions

Botulism Case Highlights Need to Follow Canning Directions

An Ashe County woman learned the hard way her food-preservation techniques were wrong. By Rose Hoban It only took one bite. Five days..

May 12, 2015
WNC Dairy Owner Sentenced For Dumping Cow Poop in French Broad River

WNC Dairy Owner Sentenced For Dumping Cow Poop in French Broad River

Press release from the U.S. EPA Dairy Company Owner Sentenced to Six Months of Home Detention and Ordered to Pay $15,000 Fine for..

May 1, 2015
Helmet Bill Crashes at the Starting Line

Helmet Bill Crashes at the Starting Line

By Rose Hoban Legislative committee members heard a bill Wednesday to remove North Carolina’s requirement that motorcycle riders over..

April 30, 2015
Debate Churns Over Raw Milk Proposal

Debate Churns Over Raw Milk Proposal

A bill to facilitate the sale of raw, unpasteurized milk moved forward at the legislature. By Rose Hoban A bill to ease the purchase of..

April 28, 2015
Senate Bill Would Overhaul Air Rules, Potentially Limiting EPA Requirements

Senate Bill Would Overhaul Air Rules, Potentially Limiting EPA Requirements

The North Carolina Senate passed legislation this week that would scramble the state’s current regimen of air toxics rules. By Gabe..

April 24, 2015
After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

After the Party: Treating Substance Abuse on the Outer Banks

Dare County tackles a shortage of substance abuse and mental health services. By Taylor Sisk “Opiates took this place by storm,”..

April 20, 2015
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