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Gov. Cooperís extremely moderate budget proposal
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Governor Roy Cooper is an enormously skilled politician with a top-flight staff and many years of experience in the state policy wars, so it probably makes some sense to give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the budget negotiations he will conduct with Republican legislative leaders over the next few months. One imagines that Cooper
Traditional school day and calendar out of sync with the times
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Several local school districts have asked the General Assembly to free them from the rigid start-date and end-date of the academic year now embedded in law. They define the issue as “calendar flexibility.” What seems a prosaic procedural matter actually poses a test of policymakers’ flexibility and willingness to break out of conventional

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Durham city, county leaders vow to support $15 pay, local hiring

DURHAM – City and county officials have recommitted to support living wages at $15 an hour

Comcast formally launches two new black-centric networks

During a star-studded evening complete with a red carpet entry at the Newseum in Washington,

Bill would make tweaks to NCís sexual assault laws

On college campuses on a Saturday night, it wouldn’t be surprising to see young men and