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Not only did Gov. Pat McCrory sign a bill to block release of police body camera videos to the public, but he justified his decision with misleading doublespeak. We fully expected McCrory to sign House Bill 972 into law after Republican legislative … more
Teachers statewide should welcome the raises they were given for 2016-17 by the N.C. General Assembly in the budget expected to be signed this week by Gov. Pat McCrory. The $22.3 billion budget now on Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk for his expected … more
Last week’s cascade of horrible news has left us feeling overwhelmed and emotionally drained. President Barack Obama, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other national leaders looked visibly shaken last week by the footage from the cases of two black … more
The words of Dallas Police Chief David Brown struck a familiar chord on Friday morning. It was an emotional moment. How could it not be? He was responding to questions about the Thursday night ambush and massacre of his officers while they posed for … more
North Carolina’s newest abortion fight has nothing to do with abortion. Instead, it’s about zoning and private property rights, religion and free speech. City fathers up the road in Raleigh turned away a pro-life crisis pregnancy center … more
Between 1929 and 1974, the state of North Carolina sterilized around 7,600 people it deemed unfit for parenting. Other states had similar eugenics programs, but most discontinued them after World War II because it so resembled Nazi Germany’s … more
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama covered a lot of political ground during their first joint campaign appearance Tuesday afternoon. They drew cheer after cheer from the crowd at the Charlotte Convention Center as they slammed Donald Trump and touted … more
State lawmakers met their self-imposed deadline to disperse before Independence Day, but they left some unfinished business in their wake. The elephant in the room is House Bill 2, which rewrites state nondiscrimination laws and limits restroom … more
One of the more disappointing developments during this year’s short session of the North Carolina General Assembly came in the final week. Large majorities in both the House and Senate approved House Bill 972, a measure that declares police … more
On this 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Americans will celebrate with hardly a thought for the risks and sacrifices of their forefathers. A little patriotic music, perhaps, some fireworks to light the sky. But who will remember … more
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