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Category: News Releases

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 13, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein this week collected $6,000 in restitution from a price gouger that will go back to a Wilmington homeowner who was scammed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. In addition, the state of North Carolina received $20,000 plus interest in civil penalties that will […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today joined a bipartisan coalition of all 56 attorneys general in calling for Congress to permanently classify fentanyl-related substances as Schedule I drugs. Schedule I drugs are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. “Fentanyl, […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today opposed the Department of Labor’s proposed cutback of protections for tipped workers. The DOL’s proposal would eliminate the 80/20 Rule, which protects tipped workers from being paid lower wages. “Tipped employees work hard for their wages and deserve to be paid fairly,” […]

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 9, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to strengthen its rules prohibiting websites, mobile apps, and other digital marketing companies from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13 and using that information to track children’s online activities. “We must do […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein opposed proposed changes that would undercut the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a federal law that has been instrumental in combatting climate change by developing renewable energy resources and ensuring just and reasonable electricity rates for ratepayers. Attorney General Stein filed two […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Greensboro Police Officer D.K. Evans, student Luka Kinard, Rep. Dennis Riddell, Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson, and Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott have received the Attorney General’s Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram and Walking Tall Wilmington’s Randy Evans have received the Attorney General’s Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Dr. Wanda Boone, Together for Resilient Youth; Secretary Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services; Durham Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis; Molly Diggins, State Director of the Sierra Club; Dennis Gaddy, Founder and Executive Director of Community […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Tom Brewer and Sheriff Alan Norman have received the Attorney General’s Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities. Tom Brewer “Not only is […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that Casey Cooper, CEO, Cherokee Indian Hospital, Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman, Franklin Mayor Bob Scott, and Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor have received the Attorney General’s Dogwood Award. These awards are given annually to honor North Carolinians who are dedicated to […]