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Video killed the special session
RALEIGH – In a video posted online Friday afternoon, Gov. Pat McCrory, smiling throughout, announced he wouldn’t call legislators back to Raleigh this year to consider new economic develop ...

Gov. McCrory praises Aldona Wos' brillance
Long-embattled DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos was on the hot seat again this week, facing questions from state lawmakers about a no-bid $6.8 million contract she awarded to an out-of-state firm to manage t ...

Consensus requires solid data
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s public schools have just released end-of-grade and end-of-course test scores for the 2013-14 school year. You may have heard something about them, particularly f ...

Many unknowns as private organization takes over job recruiting
RALEIGH — By this time next month, a private, nonprofit corporation will have opened its doors at a small office building in Cary with a big mission — recruiting jobs to North Carolina and ...

In other opinion: Harsher penalties may help
It’s baffling that the problem of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses continues to this day, despite many attempts to turn the situation around. Now the state will try additional meas ...

Hagan and Tillis spar over national security
RALEIGH — Two little-reported questions asked during North Carolina’s first U.S. Senate debate last week centered around the surge of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in the Middle East ...

McCrory in a tough position over incentives
RALEIGH – State lawmakers have returned home to their districts for good to campaign for re-election in November. Or have they? The latest chatter in the capital is about whether House and Se ...

Odd N.C. House bills -- 2013-14 edition
RALEIGH — Every two-year legislative session, General Assembly lawmakers propose laws that raise eyebrows, generate chuckles around the Legislative Building or are simply a little weird. It̵ ...

A non-lawyer on America's highest court?
President Obama plans to appoint National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg to the United States Supreme Court. Not really, of course. Totenberg may know more than most lawyers about the Supre ...

Candidates at starting line
RALEIGH — Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for reelection for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, has been ca ...

Incumbents squash challengers in fundraising efforts
RALEIGH – Chalk it up as another way that incumbent legislators in general have a distinct advantage over challengers in N.C. General Assembly races this and every other election year. Beside ...

Elections workers on notice about social media posts
RALEIGH – Employees and appointed members of North Carolina’s 100 county boards of elections should be mindful when they log onto Facebook pages, Twitter and other social media sites. T ...

I'm pretty sure there is no 'I' in team
Recently, my buddies and I from back home were exchanging emails every night for about a week and of course, we started picking on each other about old times. My one friend likes to tell one particula ...

In other opinion: Changes to state laws and regulation could affect tourism
Tourism in North Carolina is a $20 billion-a-year industry, and that’s only counting what visitors - traveling for recreation or on business - actually spend here. That total does not take into ...

Can cooler heads prevail to end session?
RALEIGH – Late last week, it seemed like the only thing Republican House and Senate leaders could agree on was to get doused with cold water as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge social media craz ...

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