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Common Cause to hold banquet

Common Cause will honor two legislators and a cartoonist Saturday.

The North Carolina chapter of the nonpartisan advocacy group will recognize House Minority Leader Paul Stam and Democratic Rep. Rick Glazier for their work on ethics laws and N&O editorial cartoonist Dwane Powell for his work from noon to 2 p.m.

The event will be held at the N.C. State Faculty Club in Raleigh.


Published – 20080412

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Lottery wants to pitch tickets in Spanish

State lottery officials want to start advertising lottery tickets in Spanish.

There's a catch. The 2005 law that created the lottery states, "No advertising may intentionally target specific groups or economic classes."

So that leaves lottery officials trying to figure out how to market to Hispanics without targeting a specific group. Advertising has always been a sensitive issue for the lottery since critics don't want government encouraging people to gamble.

The lottery was created to raise money for education programs and Executive Director Tom Shaheen said there is a large untapped market. Out of 5

Published – 20080312