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DURHAM — The city of Durham is set to give monthly checks worth $500 to 115 formerly incarcerated people. The move is part of a nationwide basic income experiment, primarily bankrolled by Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey.

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RALEIGH — Do you know where your food comes from? Aside from saying Harris Teeter, Food Lion, or Wegman’s, it is an important question to many North Carolinians.

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Most of us wish we had more money and capital, but sometimes we forget about those hanging on at the margins. If those struggling are invisible to us, that often says more about our deficiencies than their own. In a recent conversation, I am reminded that there are those, particularly in rural areas, who were missing doctor and physical therapy appointments because of high gas prices. The conversation recalls, and not in a good way, the tone-deaf belly laugh emanating from U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm when asked on Bloomberg Politics about her plan for rising gas prices.   

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Monday, 15 November 2021 11:56

OPINION: On making a column count

I got inspired while trashing one of my newspaper columns.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s self-described teachers’ union still has clout with many Democratic lawmakers in the legislature, but its influence — and popularity — with teachers and everyday North Carolinians appears to be waning. 

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Wednesday, 06 October 2021 14:20

OPINION: The North Carolina redistricting charade

It’s hard to pinpoint the most maddening thing about the rushed, convoluted and opaque redistricting process that North Carolina Republican legislative leaders have been running in recent weeks, but there are several leading contenders.

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RALEIGH — Despite efforts from the left to bring cradle-to-grave big government to America, dozens of talented entrepreneurs, ages 6 to 14, displayed their keen business sense as part of the annual Raleigh Children’s Business Fair in early October. 

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DURHAM — There is broad agreement that North Carolina is better suited to handle redistricting in a more transparent fashion than a decade ago, but further improvements can be made to the process according to a wide spectrum of speakers at Duke University's Redistricting and American Democracy two-day symposium.

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Friday, 17 September 2021 12:37

OPINON: Cooper's all in on critical race theory

Even in North Carolina, the rejection of fundamental American principles thunders ahead. The proof? Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed an anti-critical race theory bill on Sept. 10. If one reads the text, it’s hard to imagine political leaders opposing these principles a few years ago. Simply put, the bill works to reinforce the American tenets of equality and our E Pluribus Unum motto.

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