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In the early days of the state-level movement to legalize marijuana, we often got opposition from a surprising camp — libertarians.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina could see a new tool in the fight against excessive state regulation. A bill filed in the state House offers a new way to strike down bad rules.

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I have been homeschooling in North Carolina for 10 years, and many parents have approached me wondering what their homeschool should look like. My answer to their question is that it should reflect your own children’s interests and abilities. I know mine does. However, when a North Carolina state senator suggested we need more regulations that could compromise those freedoms, it caused many in the homeschool community to contact their lawmakers asking to leave the homeschool laws alone.

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In 2020, Kendra Riley and her husband Dave made a life-changing discovery. Not one, but two of their three daughters were diagnosed with an incredibly rare and deadly disease called Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.

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RALEIGH — If you are checking your list twice this week, small businesses across the state are ready for you to stop by. With national supply chain problems plaguing online retailers, small brick and mortars say that last minute gifts are on their shelves, giving them an edge over online retailers.

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RALEIGH —State Sen. Tom McInnis was recently named one of the top 10 business-friendly senators.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson took aim this week at a proposed federal regulation that targets pistol stabilizing braces. Hudson led a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday drawing attention to the issue.

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Over the years, I've written many columns concerning the war on internet freedom. My usual targets are the politicians and government agencies who serve as shock troops for the Dark Side across fronts ranging from encryption to sex worker advertisements to darknet marketplaces.

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RALEIGH — New research finds that federal regulation leads to an increase in deaths, and North Carolina is one of the states most affected.

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Monday, 14 January 2019 12:57

COLUMN: State regulatory reform is working

Milton Friedman once observed that “nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” To be sure, spending bills or regulations initially sold as limited responses to specific conditions often take on a life of their own. They create constituencies that receive funds or protection from the program and thus have a strong interest in converting the temporary into the permanent.

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