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Our Opinion: Forest champions free-speech rights on N.C. college campuses

Free The Restore Campus Free Speech Act won’t give North Carolina college students any new freedoms. It will, however, protect rights that are routinely ignored, overlooked and outright trampled. Fifteen of the 16 University of North Carolina …

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GOP abandons support for home rule

RALEIGH — Let’s look back six years to the beginning of this Republican legislative era and ask: Has the GOP done what we, or at least I, expected? On tax changes: Yes. They returned the sales tax to 6.75 percent, flattened the …

Legislature returns to tax reform

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace. Over the last year, for example, our gross domestic product grew by 2.6 percent after inflation, compared to the nation’s 1.6 percent growth rate …