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Tuesday brought Day 25 of the partial government shutdown, the longest such stoppage on record. Blame President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats for choosing stubbornness over … more
TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT The total of flu-related deaths in North Carolina for the 2018-19 season reached 16 last week, the Journal’s Richard Craver reported. And it’s not over yet. Three … more
Dear editor, The inability of our elected leaders to compromise has led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. I am proud of my work as a federal employee in service to the country I … more
A federal court ruling in Iowa could signal the unraveling of North Caroina’s harsh, punitive and shortsighted anti-whistleblower law. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa … more
They were almost a constant presence in Raleigh last year, so it seems a bit of an eye-roller to say lawmakers return to the state capital [Jan. 8] for the start of their “long” session. The … more
It’s cringe-inducing to read about the situation at many of our national parks over the last couple of weeks, one result of the Trump administration’s partial but wasteful federal government … more
TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT For the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, the recent outbreak of quiet has been a reassuring thing. The agency has been wracked with drama and operating problems … more
Welcome to 2019! And, by the way, mark your calendars — hurricane season begins June 1. Are Coastal N.C. residents and state and local government officials preparing? We all should be. The days of … more
When the new Congress convened at noon Thursday, there was 434 U.S. House members there, and one empty chair. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and the House should ensure an election is held as soon as … more
Amid all of the sound and fury in Washington, our leaders recently took time out from their scratching and clawing and actually did something good. In a rare outbreak of bipartisan cooperation, … more
While the opioid epidemic is far from subsiding, Rowan County is the subject of a trend in the right direction. In 2018, Rowan saw a decline in opioid overdose cases as compared to the year prior. … more
Past and prospective hospital patients will have an extra reason to celebrate when the clock strikes midnight and the date changes from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid … more
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