RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel of judges on Wednesday blocked changes for now that were made by North Carolina`s Republican-controlled legislature to three state boards, attempts opponents criticized as a partisan bid to end Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s control of a majority of seats on each.

The decision by the three judges to grant a preliminary injunction freezing those changes involved the Board of Transportation, the Commission for Public Health and a panel that awards incentives to companies that agree to create jobs in the state.

But the state judges declined to intervene in changes la

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