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Bring Young Kids Back To School

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — Most North Carolina schoolchildren began this academic year trying to learn from home rather than at school. How’s it going...

Our State Has Gotten Freer

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — While modern conservatism in America brings together a number of discrete groups, interests, and priorities, one of its unifying themes...

Governor Cooper: Congress Needs To Act Now And Extend Unemployment Benefits For Struggling Workers 

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Op-Ed By Governor Roy Cooper: Next week, thousands of North Carolinians who are out of work due to COVID-19 will see a drastic reduction in...

The Point Of Life Is Not To Arrive Safely At Death

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SPONSORED CONTENT It’s also not to go out prematurely. There’s a better way. By Dillon Schupp ***Disclaimer: this has nothing to do with the...

You Decide: How Will A Higher Minimum Raise Affect Workers?

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By Dr. Mike Walden There is a proposal in Washington to more than double the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase would be...

You Decide: Is Round Two Of The COVID Recession On The Way?

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By Dr. Mike Walden Just when we thought things were getting better, could they go the other way and get worse?   For most of the...

When Shorthand Gets It Wrong

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By JOHN HOOD RALEIGH — If the Republican Party were only the party of white men, it would never win an election. When discussing electoral matters,...

Social Security Matters – I’m 66. When Should I Claim Social Security?

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By AMAC Certified Social Security Advisor Russell Gloor Association of Mature American Citizens Ask Rusty – I’m 66. When Should I Claim Social Security? Dear Rusty: I'd...

COVID Shapes Debate On Worker Safety

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RALEIGH — For 16 years, former state Rep. Cherie Berry has served as North Carolina’s labor commissioner. Now she’s retiring, and another Republican state...

You Decide: Could The Post-Pandemic Economy Be Better?

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By Dr. Mike Walden It has become common to hear economists and others say the post-pandemic economy will be different from the economy prior to...