Fewer fish kills so far this season, but human negligence responsible for most deaths

Fewer fish kills so far this season, but human negligence responsible for most deaths

Herbicides, fabric dye and wet concrete discharging into North Carolina lakes and creeks have killed 1,470 fish so far this year, the lowest number si...

July 24th, 2017 |  


Senate GOP health ‘repeal without replacement’ proposal would do great harm to NC

Senate GOP health ‘repeal without replacement’ proposal would do great harm to NC

By now many have heard that the proposed Senate GOP “repeal and replace” health care bill is dead after some Senate Republicans could not ...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Generations of progress at risk

Generations of progress at risk

Does it feel like your paycheck never goes as far as it used to?Do you scratch your head when leaders in Raleigh talk about how great our economy is d...

July 21st, 2017 |  


Plant operator responds to Zeller in asphalt plant dispute

I have had the opportunity to listen to the audio recording of the Ashe County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on June 19, 2017 wherein Lou Zell...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Are we a nation of vanishing adults?

Are we a nation of vanishing adults?

Peter Pan never grew up and there is evidence we have a generation of many young people who, like Pan, are stranded in Neverland. Nebraska Senator Ben...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Close Partisan Divide Will Persist

Close Partisan Divide Will Persist

RALEIGH — Whether you are a North Carolina Democrat who dreams of recapturing your party’s longtime control of the state legislature or a ...

July 19th, 2017 |  


A nonpartisan confirmation of the dangerous new normal in North Carolina

A nonpartisan confirmation of the dangerous new normal in North Carolina

State legislative leaders this week dismissed a report by their own nonpartisan legislative staff showing the latest round of tax changes will create ...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Deregulation Boosts State Economic Growth

Deregulation Boosts State Economic Growth

RALEIGH — There are many different ideas about the best way to increase the growth of North Carolina’s economy. But this variation of opin...

July 16th, 2017 |  


Can pro sports teams spur economic development?

Can pro sports teams spur economic development?

Anyone visiting my home office immediately knows something obvious about me. The multitude of red baseball hats shows I’m a big Cincinnati Reds ...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Celebrating immigrant fathers

Celebrating immigrant fathers

An exhausted immigrant father at a respite center on the Texas border confides that he fled Honduras with his teenage daughter, protecting her from se...

July 13th, 2017 |