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What do college girls and bottled water have to do with the emerging American police state? Quite a bit, it seems.

Public outcry has gone viral over an incident in which a college student was targeted and terrorized by Alcohol Beverage Control agents (ABC) after she purchased sparkling water at a grocery store. The girl and her friends were eventually jailed for daring to evade their accosters, who failed to identify themselves or approach the young women in a non-threatening manner.



As we gather with friends and family this July Fourth for backyard barbecues and fireworks, we should take a moment to honor not only the values of freedom and liberty that make our country great, but also those who have fought to protect them. North Carolina is the most military-friendly state in the nation - a place where we pride ourselves on the support we provide to our military, our veterans, and their families.

America's servicemen and women put their lives on the line for our country every day, leaving behind their families and loved ones, to keep us safe. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I am committed to providing them with opportunities for future success.


It is rare that Washington agrees on much of anything these days.

But last week, the Senate came together – Democrats and Republicans – to pass the most significant reform of American agriculture policy in decades.

Agriculture is the largest industry in our state, employing hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians, and my first priority during debate on the 2013 Farm Bill was making sure it worked for North Carolina’s farmers.

I was proud to work with Senators from both sides of the aisle to pass a bill that does just that.


State leaders hope to offer increased support to older adults in the community and save money within the health care system starting in July. During the North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Legislature (STHL) meeting in Raleigh, delegates and alternates were briefed on Medicaid reform and plans for expanding Project C.A.R.E. (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty). Unfortunately, the expansion of one program might mean possible cuts in another vital program.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Aldona Wos, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) in North Carolina, shared her history with the audience.


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