Editorial: Time for an Independent Redistricting Commission

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The Supreme Court is reviewing NC's congressional districts because of racial gerrymandering. Justice Elena Kagan said Monday that redistricting based on politics is okay, but redistricting based on race is not. And the case will likely come down to the question: race or politics? The realit… Read More

Vote YES on Transit in Wake County this Year

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For Wake County voters this year, one of the last things on your ballot will be a referendum to approve a new transit plan. With the rapid growth the Triangle has seen over the last few years only projected to increase, we need to make critical investments before it's too late.  We urg… Read More

A free-market agenda that threatens UNC system

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UNC system president Margaret Spellings recently hired Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, as senior vice president for strategy and policy for UNC's system. The hiring of Mr. Kelly highlights a transition of the UNC systems approach to education policy, under the leadership o… Read More

Editorial: Never mind the politics; clean up coal ash

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Instead of working together to bring clean, safe water to hundreds of families, Gov. McCrory and politicians in Raleigh continue to fight to see who can give more away to Duke Energy. The Rocky Mount Telegram is out with a new editorial slamming the inaction on coal ash.  Rocky Mount T… Read More

NC Senate proposal could hurt water quality in Jordan Lake

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The state legislature has included a budget proposal that would have damaging consequences to the Jordan Lake area and the quality of North Carolina's water. The Senate has made an effort to pander to land developers, while stalling implementation of Jordan Lake's environment rules.  T… Read More