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Monday - September 26, 2016
UNC to Participate in HIV Grant

CHAPEL HILL, NC - People under the age of 30 account for the majority, or 40 percent, of new HIV infections in the United States. This age group is also more likely than adults to own a smartphone and use this device to download apps and access health information. Recognizing adolescents’ connection with mobile technology, a research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, along with colleagues at Emory University, has secured $18 million in funding over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health to form the UNC/Emory Center for Innovative Technology or iTech.

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State Deals with Three Crises

RALEIGH – Three states of emergency remained in effect involving flooding in northeastern North Carolina, civil unrest in Charlotte and the statewide fuel shortage.

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Goodwin Responds To Homeowner Rate Appeal

RALEIGH -- Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin filed a response to the appeal filed by the Rate Bureau in the North Carolina Supreme Court. The appeal is based on the North Carolina Court of Appeals decision affirming Commissioner Goodwin’s rejection of a 2014 homeowner’s insurance rate increase of approximately $600 million.

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New Poll Results: Trump Edges Clinton

ELON -- Confirming North Carolina’s status as a battleground state, the latest survey of likely voters in the state by the Elon University Poll found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are virtually tied for the lead with less than two months to go until Election Day. Trump has a 44-43 percent advantage among likely voters in the state, a lead that falls within the poll’s margin of error, with 6 percent of voters backing Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.

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Elon Poll: Support Slips for HB2, McCrory Leads Cooper

ELON -- Nearly half of North Carolina voters likely to head to the polls this fall oppose HB2, the so-called “bathroom bill” that’s brought national attention to the state since its passage earlier this year. But despite distaste among many voters for the controversial legislation, one of its chief supporters has reason for some optimism in his re-election prospects, according to the latest Elon University Poll.

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Litter Sweep Program Underway

RALEIGH --  Volunteers from across the state will join forces with the N.C. Department of Transportation starting on Sept. 17 to kick off the annual fall Litter Sweep campaign. The program brings together Adopt-A-Highway groups, local businesses, civic organizations and others to beautify their communities by removing litter from the state's roadways.

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