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Health officials in North Carolina say eight more people died of flu-related illnesses last week, raising the death toll to 74 for the season dating back to November.
Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating more than 170 state employee positions. Many displaced workers could get rehired for similar jobs.
The director in charge of a statewide computer system designed to streamline North Carolina government assistance applications is leaving his job early next month for the private sector.
Federal regulators said Friday they're satisfied for now with North Carolina's efforts to eliminate a large backlog of food stamp applications that threatened funding for the state to continue administering the program.
A cardiovascular surgeon who's already got two leadership hats within the state Department of Health and Human Services now has a third as the new leader of the state Medicaid office.
The North Carolina agency running Medicaid is getting two fresh sets of eyes to look at their finance and audit offices as Gov. Pat McCrory's administration seeks a better handle on a program that spends $13 billion annually.
North Carolina state leaders are once again embarking on a top-to-bottom review of state government. And once again, there's bound to be resistance to carry out changes.
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The budget shortfall facing Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is now expected to be about $30 million less than originally thought, Commissioner Mary Mayhew said Friday.