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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.

Published in Local News
Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:33

OPINION: Get the message right on Roe

If the Supreme Court guts Roe v. Wade, as the leaked opinion implies, then the political landscape going into the 2022 election is almost certainly changed. The election will focus on the impact of that decision and progressives need to take advantage of the new political environment.

Published in Opinion

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, along with more than a dozen fellow co-sponsors, has introduced a bill to defund The Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Governance Board.” The bill forbids federal funds from being used to “establish or support the activities of a Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security, or any other similar entity established in the Department of Homeland Security.”

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RALEIGH — Last week, the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force submitted its 2022 Annual Report to Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. General Assembly. The report contains data on child deaths and recommendations for changes in law to prevent child deaths formulated by the Task Force after studying data, hearing presentations by agency leaders and experts in child health and safety, and hearing recommendations from child death reviews. 

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HAMLET — The family of James E. Clemmons Jr. unveiled a sign bearing the name of the late Richmond County sheriff in a bridge-dedication ceremony at Cole Auditorium on Monday.

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RALEIGH — State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, has long been a champion for the cause of organ donation, and the state’s pre-eminent organ donor advocacy group has rewarded his steadfast quest to help save lives with its highest honor.

Published in Lifestyle

Abraham Lincoln famously said of Ulysses S. Grant in the early days of the Civil War, “I can’t spare this man — he fights.” After playing defense on social issues — and doing it rather poorly for decades — conservatives are echoing a similar sentiment about politicians willing to take up the fight against illiberal ideologies.

Published in Opinion
Friday, 08 April 2022 11:56

Most GOP voters oppose Medicaid expansion

RALEIGH — A new statewide poll shows that a majority of Republican primary voters oppose expanding North Carolina's Medicaid entitlement program. Once the details of Medicaid expansion are offered to respondents their opposition climbs, pointing to a potential messaging hole for expansion opponents.

Published in Local News
Monday, 04 April 2022 10:59

OPINION: Let's Build Back Faster

It’s an often-repeated tale, I admit, but I’m going to repeat it, again: the world’s largest low-rise office building, the Pentagon, was built in 16 months. Can you imagine a project even a tenth the size of the Pentagon being constructed that quickly today?

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RALEIGH — North Carolina's 2018 voter ID law complies with the state constitution and should survive a legal challenge. That's according to briefs submitted in the N.C. Supreme Court from state legislative leaders and the N.C. Justice Department.

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