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RALEIGH — Five years after House Bill 2 put North Carolina at the center of national controversy, cities in the state’s liberal enclaves are once again discussing discrimination and the LGBT community.

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ROCKINGHAM — A provision in the Richmond County Board of Commissioners’ public appearance policy appears problematic, according to open government and free speech experts.

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HAMLET — Richmond Community College’s Board of Trustees approved several one-time measures to its grading policies designed to help students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The board met via virtual conference on Tuesday to approve these emergency changes, plus four new teacher career pathways for high school students in the Career & College Promise program.

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Monday, 23 September 2019 14:21

COLUMN: Uncertain policy has economic cost

Progressives and conservatives argue about economic policy all the time. At government’s current size and scope, would it better promote long-term growth to raise taxes and spend more or to lower taxes and spend less? During a recession, should government try to bolster demand by running large budget deficits or should it economize to keep debt from exploding?

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s second State of the State address included plenty of proposals liberals and Democrats cheered. But Republicans and conservatives, who dominate the General Assembly that would put these policies into effect, aren’t likely to embrace many of them.

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