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AG Cooper Says It Is Time To Stop State's Fight Against Gay Marriage

RALEIGH -- A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. This has an impact on North Carolina because the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which issued the ruling, also oversees portions of the Tar Heel state. State Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper said his office has a duty to defend North Carolina's ban, but with this ruling it looks like a losing battle.

Workforce Solutions Gets Federal Grant

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions has received a federal grant worth $6.1 million to expand its programs to train workers who lost a job in high-demand industries. The state will receive the grant over two years through the federal Job Driven National Emergency Grant program to augment on-the-job and classroom training programs in targeted regions for dislocated workers, helping them prepare for in-demand industries.