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Pols Can’t Be Daydream Believers

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — North Carolina’s state and local governments will likely overspend their projected revenue this year by billions of dollars. So far,...

Governor Op-Ed: Even In A Pandemic, North Carolina Is Prepared For Hurricane Season

Op-Ed By NC Governor Roy Cooper North Carolina has seen more than its fair share of devastating storms, particularly in the past few years. When...

Carolinian Led Women Into Medicine

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Excluding people based on their race, sex, or other characteristics doesn’t just keep those individuals from pursuing their dreams. And...

You Decide: Is It Really 2030?

By Dr. Mike Walden The calendar says 2020, but some say it’s really 2030. Huh? Did we suddenly lose a decade? I, for one, certainly hope...

The Impending Creep Of Unionization Into North Carolina  

By: Becki Gray In February 2019, after months of negotiation, Western North Carolina’s Mission Hospital was sold to HCA Healthcare, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital...

Homicides Spiking In Carolina Cities

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — As if the COVID crisis and economic recession weren’t bad enough, here’s some more bad news to process: homicide rates...

County Races Turn On Governance

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — As the fall homestretch of the 2020 election approaches, you’re probably not spending much time considering the implications of county-commission...

New Monuments Could Unify State

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — If you’ve lived in North Carolina for even a few years, you’ve probably formed an opinion about whether statues and...

Government’s Basic Tasks Need Doing

By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — One morning in late March, I drove from my home in Southern Wake County to my office in North Raleigh...

You Decide: Can Good Things Come From Bad Times?

By Dr. Mike Walden My mother died twenty years ago. Although she didn’t have much formal education – she dropped out of high school after...