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The North Carolina General Assembly building in Raleigh, N.C. on Jan. 29, 2020.

Parents' Bill of Rights passes N.C. Senate, moves back to N.C. House with amendment

House Bill 755, Parent’s Bill of Rights, passed in the N.C. Senate with an amendment on Wednesday.  Sen. Michael V. Lee, R-New Hanover, sent forward the amendment, which fixed a clerical error with the numbering of the bill and clarified the definition of parents to include all legal guardians.  The bill’s controversy comes from sections that would require parental notification if a student uses a different name or pronoun and would prohibit the instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in K-3 curriculums.

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The North Carolina General Assembly building in Raleigh, NC, stands on Sept. 28. 

Parents' Bill of Rights passes Senate Rules Committee, to move to N.C. Senate floor

House Bill 755, Parents' Bill of Rights, moved to the N.C. Senate floor after passing its hearing in the Senate Rules Committee on Tuesday. The bill, which was introduced and passed in the N.C. House of Representatives in May 2021, would require parental notification if a student uses a different name or pronoun and prohibits instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in K-3 curriculums.  If passed in the state Senate, it is likely the bill will be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. In this scenario, senators from both parties would have to vote in favor of overriding the veto.

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Fifth year attacker Jamie Ortega (3) celebrates after scoring a goal during UNC's NCAA Tournament Championship Final against Boston College at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, May 29, 2022. UNC won 12-11.

'Best decision of my life': UNC women's lacrosse veterans run it back one last time for NCAA title

Perhaps no group of Tar Heels feel greater satisfaction than UNC's veterans. After enduring postseason heartbreak year after year, the seasoned squad finally earned its redemption. After the Tar Heels were eliminated by Boston College in the Final Four a year ago, head coach Jenny Levy met individually with each of her then-seniors to discuss their future with the program. “It was probably the best decision of my life,” Mastroianni said of her return. “The people and the place, it was just too good to leave.”

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