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TEACHER PROTESTS-NORTH CAROLINA

RALEIGH, N.C. — The recent wave of teacher activism sweeping through conservative, tax-cutting states has washed into North Carolina, where educators have pledged to fill the streets and bring their demands for better pay and school resources to legislators' doorstep. About 15,000 teachers are expected in Raleigh on Wednesday, when the Republican-dominated state legislature begins its annual session. By Emery P. Dalesio.

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CHARLESTON NEEDLE EXCHANGE, from CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia's Bureau for Public Health has officially suspended the certification of a harm reduction program following concerns over its needle exchange component.

HUNTINGTON POLICE CHIEF, with HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington interim police chief Hank Dial has been recommended for the job on a permanent basis.

PEACE OFFICERS-FLAGS, with CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Flags are being lowered throughout West Virginia in honor of peace officers.

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