North Carolina General Assembly http://whqr.org en WOW Protesters Not Going Away Following Passage of Controversial Bills Concerning Abortion http://whqr.org/post/wow-protesters-not-going-away-following-passage-controversial-bills-concerning-abortion <p>Although the North Carolina General Assembly has adjourned, the grassroots group, Women Organizing for Wilmington, or WOW, will maintain its weekly schedule of protesting against local legislators’ support of recent bills that would tighten restrictions on abortion. Despite passage of the controversial legislation in state House and Senate, local demonstrators say they’ll voice their discord until the next state elections.</p><p>"Shame on Goolsby! Shame on Goolsby! Shame on Goolsby!"</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:14:30 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 40614 at http://whqr.org WOW Protesters Not Going Away Following Passage of Controversial Bills Concerning Abortion 'Moral Monday' Movement Ends In North Carolina http://whqr.org/post/moral-monday-movement-ends-north-carolina Transcript <p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST: <p>As you heard, North Carolina's legislature has passed some tighter voting restrictions. But that's just one of the issues that's been driving Moral Mondays. Moral Mondays is a series of demonstrations by religious and progressive activists taking place at North Carolina's state capital.<p>Thousands have protested against Republican-led legislation on issues ranging from abortion rights, education funding to unemployment benefits. More than 900 people have been arrested at the protests. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:40:00 +0000 editor 40560 at http://whqr.org Proposed amendment places more requirements on NC abortion providers http://whqr.org/post/proposed-amendment-places-more-requirements-nc-abortion-providers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A proposed amendment putting more regulations on abortion providers in North Carolina passed a first reading in the state senate yesterday. </span>WHQR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sara Wood reports sponsors of the bill say it’s an important step in protecting women’s health, but opponents call it another tactic to decrease women’s access to abortions.</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 33200 at http://whqr.org Proposed amendment places more requirements on NC abortion providers NC House to attempt another go at boards and commissions bill http://whqr.org/post/nc-house-attempt-another-go-boards-and-commissions-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tonight the <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/house/house.html" target="_blank">North Carolina House of Representatives</a> will vote again on <a href="http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=S10&amp;submitButton=Go" target="_blank">Senate Bill 10</a>. The bill has made partisan waves and put House Republicans at odds with Senate Republicans. The bill eliminates several boards and commissions, and significantly cuts into term limits for current members. </span>B<span style="line-height: 1.5;">oard continuity is a major concern of both opponents and supporters.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:39:42 +0000 Sara Wood 32545 at http://whqr.org NC House to attempt another go at boards and commissions bill