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Voter ID lawsuit hearing tentatively set for January

A federal judge refused to dismiss challenges to North Carolina’s Voter ID law during a court hearing on Friday, and set a new tentative hearing for Jan. 16. The N.C. General Assembly passed the law two years ago, requiring voters to have photo ID when voting in-person. It would go into effect in 2016, possibly influencing the upcoming presidential primaries.

Solar energy sees storm clouds approaching

By Lobke van Meijel Staff Writer North Carolina became the fourth state to reach 1 gigawatt of installed solar energy power last week, thereby leading the American South-East in providing clean energy to customers. “I think its a very significant milestone” said Steve Well, Policy Research Associate for the UNC Institute for the Environment.