News From Around the State

NC redistricting maps get rare first pass green light
(RALEIGH) — State Republican leaders are proclaiming victory after the U.S. Justice Department approved North Carolina’s new redistricting maps, despite a technical glitch that left thousands of voters unassigned to legislative or congressional districts. Lawmaker will likely have to address the glitch when they return to Raleigh on Monday.
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Bowles makes firm case before debt reduction super committee
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — As the 12 member congressional “super committee” continues to work on ideas to cut the deficit, former UNC System president Erskine Bowles spoke before members of the panel on Tuesday.  Bowles served as co-chairman on President Obama’s panel which looked at the topic.
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Legislative panel looks for more efficient college remediation
(RALEIGH) — State lawmakers are looking at possible changes to courses aimed at getting students ready for college-level work. NC Community College System chief academic officer Dr. Sharon Morrissey said many students will spend as many as three or four semesters of classes before they can take college-level courses.
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