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I’ve always likened North Carolina’s budget process to a dance, but this year it is hard to tell whether it’s a boogaloo, dosey-doe or the chicken dance. Longtime observers say they’ve never … more
It sounds like the makings of a creepy summer blockbuster: Venomous snake bites are on the rise in North Carolina, according to Dr. Michael Beuhler, the medical director of North Carolina Poison … more
President Donald Trump tweeted that he’ll have an “extended meeting” with China President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Japan this week. Resolving the nations’ trade dispute, and … more
Progressives predicted a hard swing to the right after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cemented a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. So far this term, that fear hasn’t … more
GUEST EDITORIAL Counties in northeastern North Carolina are making real progress in developing wind energy. Unfortunately, the Republicans who control the state legislature are doing all they can … more
It looks as if a showdown is brewing between Roy Cooper and the Republican-run legislature over the issue of Medicaid expansion. The governor says Medicaid expansion has to be on the table if … more
Takes the bait Donald Trump reminds me of a fisherman. He just throws out the bait and waits on them Democrats to bite it. They keep taking the bait when he says he has something to say. … more
We’ve all heard variations on the saying, “Trust them. They speak from experience.” In these times of back-and-forth sniping on social media, we wonder if Americans have lost the ability — or … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
The Johnston County Board of Education righted a wrong last week when it allowed previously censored public comments to be read, but it also compounded its mistake by doubling down on unlawful and … more
It was known as the “tanker war.” In 1987, Iran wreaked havoc on global energy supplies moving through the Strait of Hormuz, using mines to attack Kuwaiti oil tankers and eventually triggering … more
We always feel a little apprehensive when the legislature is in session, fearing more rounds of gerrymandering or another “bathroom bill” that could risk commerce and create havoc. But several … more
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