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Hard to fathom how scandal lasted so long
RALEIGH – The most shocking aspect of the academic and athletics scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has nothing to do with cheating and nothing to do with sports. It&# ...



Does N.C. need more frequent campaign finance reporting?
RALEIGH — With just a few days remaining before Election Day, voters have little chance of learning exactly how General Assembly candidates spent their campaign cash or who gave it to them. T ...



State will keep the change
RALEIGH — In 1925, advertising executive and future Congressman Bruce Barton wrote the book that made his national reputation, The Man Nobody Knows. In it, he imagined what Jesus Christ would be ...



Report: State needs task force on veterans
RALEIGH – Nearly 800,000 military veterans call North Carolina home, yet a new report found that the state lacks a coordinated strategy to support them. The report from the General Assembly& ...



New jobs partnership off to good start on transparency
RALEIGH – The state’s new, private job-recruiting and marketing agency appears to be starting off on the right foot when it comes to transparency. The nonprofit Economic Development Par ...



It's history, no matter how you look at it
RALEIGH — The enormity of a judge’s decision late last week to allow same-sex marriages in North Carolina probably didn’t hit some people until they watched the video of two men gett ...



Spending has diminishing returns
RALEIGH — One of my favorite modern historians, the late Rufus Fears at the University of Oklahoma, was fond of saying that “ideas make history.” University of Chicago professor and ...



Give polls a college try
RALEIGH — The first and only time I ever helped take a political survey was during my undergraduate days at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill back in the 1980s. I was one of many jour ...




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