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    North Carolina Politics Nears Parity

    posted November 7, 2002
    RALEIGH — A preliminary analysis of state and local results from North Carolina’s 2002 elections suggests that North Carolina is continuing its move toward political parity, said John Hood, president…
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    Study Finds No Ozone-Asthma Link

    posted October 24, 2002
    RALEIGH — There is no foundation for a widely suggested link between ground-level ozone, or “smog,” and asthma among children, according to a new study by the John Locke Foundation…
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    Poll: Dole Retains Lead over Bowles

    posted October 17, 2002
    RALEIGH — Republican nominee Elizabeth Dole maintains a clear lead in her U.S. Senate race against Democrat Erskine Bowles, according to a public opinion poll released today by the John…
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    Forum to Discuss Academic Freedom, Teacher Training

    posted October 17, 2002
    RALEIGH — How far do free speech rights extend on university campuses primarily funded by taxpayers? How should North Carolina’s teachers be trained to meet the educational challenges of the…
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    Easley, Legislature Attract Little Support in Poll

    posted October 16, 2002
    RALEIGH — With pivotal legislative elections just weeks away, likely voters in North Carolina are critical of recent actions by Gov. Mike Easley and the General Assembly on taxes, local…
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    Legislature Creates Large Tax Hike

    posted September 19, 2002
    RALEIGH — Gov. Mike Easley and the state legislature have approved a revised budget for the current fiscal year that will likely result in hundreds of millions of dollars in…
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    New Reports Examine N.C. Teacher Pay, Test Scores

    posted September 11, 2002
    RALEIGH — Two new studies from the North Carolina Education Alliance shed light on the state’s national ranking in teacher compensation and differences among state school districts in student performance.
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    Lottery, Tax Hike Lose in Tuesday Voting

    posted September 10, 2002
    RALEIGH — Delays may have put North Carolina lawmakers in the unfamiliar position of facing primary challengers in the midst of a legislative session, but candidates’ attempts to use support…
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    “Agenda 2002 Tour” Begins Sept. 3

    posted August 25, 2002
    RALEIGH — Policy analysts from the John Locke Foundation will discuss taxes, the state budget, property rights, education, the state’s economy, and other key issues this election season in a…
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    Quick Reaction to State Bond Downgrade

    posted August 18, 2002
    RALEIGH — Today’s decision by Moody’s Investors Service to downgrade North Carolina’s bond rating revealed the pointlessness of last year’s massive $700 million state tax increase, according to two senior…