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Millions in Matthew dollars on hold due to Harvey, Irma relief efforts, state says
News & Observer
More than $130 million in federal disaster relief funds is being withheld from North Carolina amid a deluge of claims from victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to the director of the state’s emergency management department.

DACA working groups form in Congress, but path forward remains at Trump’s mercy
House Speaker Paul Ryan and other power centers in Congress have begun assembling groups to work on immigration as Washington continues to race the clock ahead of a March deadline to save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.


Some principals face big pay cuts. What does that mean for your kid’s school?
News & Observer
Veteran principals could see pay cuts of $10,000 or more because North Carolina is changing the way it pays them, prompting concerns that some of the state’s most experienced school leaders will retire early to avoid a smaller salary.


Duke Energy in talks with solar developer to resolve case before N.C. regulators
Charlotte Business Journal
Solar developer Ecoplexus is negotiating with Duke Energy to settle its complaint that Duke improperly delays connecting solar projects to the grid.


Local hospital recognized for quality care, safety
The Dispatch
Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center is once again among nine top-performing community hospitals from across the country to take national honors as a recipient of Vizient, Inc.’s 2017 Dr. Bernard A. Birnbaum, Quality Leadership Award.


Facebook used anti-Semitic ad categories, report says
Fox News
Facebook enabled advertisers to target the news feeds of users who expressed anti-Semitic interests, according to a report by ProPublica Thursday.