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What to Watch: LeBlanc competes in ‘Project Runway All Stars”

newsobserver.com — Project Runway All Stars (9 p.m., Lifetime) - Raleigh's Justin LeBlanc, a finalist in "Project Runway" Season 12, will compete in this season of "All Stars," which starts tonight. Alyssa Milano hosts with Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman judging. (Note: A "Project Runway" Season 13 reunion show airs right before this at 8.)
Oct 30, 2014

Speaking of NC folks, Jaime Pressly will be on #Mom, which has its season premiere tonight. newsobserver.com/2014/10/30/426…

Oct 30, 2014

TV tonight: It's Shonda Night, obviously. But also, Raleigh's Justin LeBlanc is on #ProjectRunway All Stars. More: newsobserver.com/2014/10/30/426…

Blue Cross mistakenly notifies 42K customers in NC of incorrect rate increases

newsobserver.com — Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state's largest health insurer, said Thursday that about 42,000 customers around the state received insurance renewal letters with incorrect rates, some showing cost increases of more than 100 percent. The affected customers are on grandfathered Blue Advantage Plan A policies with $15 deductibles.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @johnmurawski: Blue Cross Blue Shield NC sends out erroneous rate renewals to 42K customers, some showing rate increases over 100%. bit.ly/1tmUwgZ

First checks go out to NC eugenics victims

newsobserver.com — The first set of payments to victims of the state's eugenics program were mailed Monday, according to Gov. Pat McCrory's office. The checks for $20,000 went to 220 people whose claims were approved by the N.C. Industrial Commission. They made it out just ahead of the legislature's Oct. 31 deadline.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @NirajC: How much is your fertility worth? North Carolina starts paying $20K each to women it sterilized from 1928-1974. bit.ly/1sHjcgx

Oct 29, 2014

How much is your fertility worth? North Carolina starts paying $20K each to women it sterilized from 1928-1974. bit.ly/1sHjcgx

Lawmakers failing US veterans on mental health help

newsobserver.com — The most recent legislation addressing veterans' issues was the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014. The bill had been sitting on the shelves of the Senate for months and probably wouldn't have passed if it hadn't been for the VA scandal last summer.

Hagan, Tillis call on political heavyweights

newsobserver.com — With the finish line finally in sight, the candidates for U.S. Senate on Wednesday picked up the pace, feverishly working strikingly different crowds as they crisscrossed the state. U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan addressed more than 1,000 black pastors and church representatives at the General Baptist State Convention in Greenville, and then met up with former Gov.
Oct 29, 2014

Tillis was with Mitt Romney and Hagan had Gov. Jim Hunt on the campaign trail today: newsobserver.com/2014/10/29/427…

NC’s iCenter gets national attention

newsobserver.com — North Carolina is heading up a new collaborative - with at least half the nation's states aboard so far - to improve the integration of modern technology at the state government level. Gathered at the Innovation Center on Raleigh's Jones Street Tuesday morning, Gov.