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A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention raises important concerns for residents of North Carolina’s rural communities. It found that these residents are seeing … more
It was bound to happen. After years of eroding the public’s right to know with more than a thousand loopholes, Florida lawmakers now want to amend the public records law to make information … more
Women know this experience: A sidewalk encounter with a man who makes some kind of coarse advance or comment. It insults, it intimidates. It puts women on the defensive. Do I tell this moron to get … more
Our lawmakers are developing some of the bad habits of their cohorts in Washington. This would make amusing theater — at least, for folks who find the impeachment hearings enthralling. Now, … more
In late 2000, Democratic Gov. Mike Easley and the Democratic majority in the N.C. General Assembly fretted while Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning wrote the third section of a … more
We’ve seen thousands of sad stories in our time, but the case of a man found in his North Texas apartment three years after his death ranks right up there as one of the saddest. Ronald Wayne … more
North Carolina has quietly been beefing up the agency that oversees dams in the state, and with good reason. The state ranks No. 2 in the country in the number of dams in risky condition in places … more
Shining a spotlight on opaque hospital billing structures may not be a miracle cure for the rising cost of health care. But medical cost transparency is worth pursuing on principle, alone. No one … more
Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration appear to be making significant progress on 737 MAX safety. But much work remains to improve federal policy guiding aircraft … more
For the first time in U.S. history, an American war has lasted long enough to see a child born at the start of hostilities reach fighting age. Our military personnel have been in Afghanistan — … more
International travelers grudgingly accept that their cellphones or laptops might be handled and given a cursory inspection at an airport or border crossing. But some travelers, including U.S. … more
It’s a strange paradox that, while today’s young people seem so much more enlightened than many of their elders in terms of technology, social progress and commonsense concern for the environment … more
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