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Tuesday - April 21, 2015
More Cities Join Bike Safety Campaign

RALEIGH - Ten new communities have joined the Watch for Me NC program to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety. Lauren Blackburn, director of the bicycle and pedestrian division in the state Department of Transportation, says part of the partnership means organizing to effectively spread information.

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Children Support Charity Moving Location

RALEIGH - One of Raleigh's organizations to bring children and animals with similar backgrounds together is moving. Hope Reins gives kids free 90 minute sessions with horses, which founder Kim Tschirret says is therapeutic for the types of children who come in.

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Legislation to Eliminate the Map Act Clears the House

RALEIGH - Legislation repealing the method the N.C. Department of Transportation uses to keep land values in check while planning for large road projects has cleared the state House.

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Berger Claims Tax Changes Benefited Most North Carolinians

RALEIGH -- State Senate President Phil Berger of Rockingham says while it is not perfect, tax changes approved by the Republicans have led to lower taxes for most North Carolinians. Berger disagreed with claims made earlier this week by Democrats and others that many low and middle income people have seen increases because of the elimination of key deductions.

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County Official Promotes Tractor Safety

BEAUFORT COUNTY - It's planting season and in a heavily agricultural state, that means tractors on the roads. Rod Gurganus, Beaufort County extension agent, is urging both farmers and non-farmers to be safe if they encounter one another on the roads.

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Poll Shows 2016 Governor, Lt. Governor Race Close

RALEIGH - Gov. Pat McCrory is up for reelection in 2016 and while he hasn't announced his candidacy, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper appears to be a favored candidate for state Democrats. Tom Jensen, director of Public Policy Polling, says when asked who state voters prefer, it's a close race.

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