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Every now and then, we come across a statistic that makes us do a double-take. It happened again last week. In Charlotte, black babies are almost five times more likely to die before age 1 than … more
Rep. George Holding and Sen. Thom Tillis say they want to work themselves out of a job. The Republican pair sponsored legislation last week proposing a constitutional amendment that would limit … more
On Tuesday, Day 32 of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued their sniping, while thousands of federal employees continued showing up for … more
North Carolina’s highest court will soon decide whether defendants who believe they were wrongfully convicted have the right to complain to the jurors who sat in judgment. A three-judge N.C. … more
If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in North Carolina, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to … more
Monday should have been an ordinary day for Trooper Daniel Harrell. He put on his uniform and badge, holstered his sidearm and went to work. Harrell began his shift behind the wheel of his N.C. … more
Tuesday brought Day 25 of the partial government shutdown, the longest such stoppage on record. Blame President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats for choosing stubbornness over … more
TAR HEEL EDITORS SPEAK OUT The total of flu-related deaths in North Carolina for the 2018-19 season reached 16 last week, the Journal’s Richard Craver reported. And it’s not over yet. Three … more
Dear editor, The inability of our elected leaders to compromise has led to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. I am proud of my work as a federal employee in service to the country I … more
A federal court ruling in Iowa could signal the unraveling of North Caroina’s harsh, punitive and shortsighted anti-whistleblower law. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa … more
They were almost a constant presence in Raleigh last year, so it seems a bit of an eye-roller to say lawmakers return to the state capital [Jan. 8] for the start of their “long” session. The … more
It’s cringe-inducing to read about the situation at many of our national parks over the last couple of weeks, one result of the Trump administration’s partial but wasteful federal government … more
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