Jorge Valencia http://wunc.org en Jordan Lake’s Managers Authorize Lake-Stirring Trial To Prevent Algae Growth http://wunc.org/post/jordan-lake-s-managers-authorize-lake-stirring-trial-prevent-algae-growth <p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:09:30 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38842 at http://wunc.org Jordan Lake’s Managers Authorize Lake-Stirring Trial To Prevent Algae Growth Three Pending Bills Remain In The General Assembly As The End Of Session Nears http://wunc.org/post/three-pending-bills-remain-general-assembly-end-session-nears <p>As budget writers at the North Carolina General Assembly are meeting this week to work toward an agreement on the state's spending plan, there about a dozen more bills they have not yet approved.<br />&nbsp; Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:57:27 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38640 at http://wunc.org Three Pending Bills Remain In The General Assembly As The End Of Session Nears NC Utilities Commission Reconsiders Solar Energy Cost, Possibly Affecting Industry's Future http://wunc.org/post/nc-utilities-commission-reconsiders-solar-energy-cost-possibly-affecting-industrys-future <p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:43:10 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38574 at http://wunc.org NC Utilities Commission Reconsiders Solar Energy Cost, Possibly Affecting Industry's Future This Week At The NC General Assembly: Focusing On A Final Budget http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-general-assembly-focusing-final-budget <p></p><p>North Carolina lawmakers say they'll have a busy next few days hashing out differences in their state budget plans.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:38:44 +0000 Reema Khrais & Jorge Valencia 38521 at http://wunc.org This Week At The NC General Assembly: Focusing On A Final Budget NC House Approves Plan For Coal Ash Clean Up, Sends It To Senate http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-approves-plan-coal-ash-clean-sends-it-senate <p></p><p>The state House of Representatives has signed off on a plan to close and clean up Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds.<br /><br />The ash in the ponds is a contamination threat to waterways. And Duke Energy says it could cost up to 10-billion dollars to remove all of it.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:41:35 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38409 at http://wunc.org NC House Approves Plan For Coal Ash Clean Up, Sends It To Senate NC House, After Heated Debate, Tentatively Approves Coal Ash Bill http://wunc.org/post/nc-house-after-heated-debate-tentatively-approves-coal-ash-bill <p></p><p>At the General Assembly, lawmakers are getting close to finalizing a bill outlining the future of Duke Energy’s 33 coal ash ponds. Lawmakers have been looking into the situation since February, when 39,000 tons of ash leaked from one pond and coated the Dan River with gray sludge.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:04:58 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38342 at http://wunc.org NC House, After Heated Debate, Tentatively Approves Coal Ash Bill NC Governor Would Get More Authority Over Coal Ash Commission Under House Committee Proposal http://wunc.org/post/nc-governor-would-get-more-authority-over-coal-ash-commission-under-house-committee-proposal <p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:39:18 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38269 at http://wunc.org NC Governor Would Get More Authority Over Coal Ash Commission Under House Committee Proposal NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 30 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-monday-june-30 <p>North Carolina lawmakers say they want to break the impasse on a state budget this week. But those aren’t the only bills on their docket.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:53:28 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38140 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Monday, June 30 Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC http://wunc.org/post/iron-man-3-hunger-games-homeland-and-tax-incentives-film-them-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina could see fewer hits like Iron Man 3 or Homeland filmed in the state. That’s because tax incentives that encourage the film industry to make movies here are set to expire in January. Some lawmakers are trying to pass a measure that would give grants to the film industry to keep production companies here. But while budget negotiations are underway, time is running out to pass legislation.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:31:27 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38020 at http://wunc.org Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years http://wunc.org/post/nc-senate-tentatively-approves-plan-close-duke-energy-coal-ash-ponds-within-15-years <p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:32:08 +0000 Jorge Valencia 37871 at http://wunc.org NC Senate Tentatively Approves Plan To Close Duke Energy Coal Ash Ponds Within 15 Years