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  • Friday Interview: Free Enterprise Now Aims to Educate

    Free enterprise plays a critical role in improving our lives, but a lot of people know very little about why or how. Dr. Peter Frank, dean and associate professor of economics at the Porter B. Byrum School of Business at ...

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  • Poll Should Have Focused on Medicaid Expansion Facts

    A new poll commissioned by NC Child and conducted by PPP polling has me scratching my head. It asked 2,000 North Carolinians if they supported using available funds to close the health insurance gap. 72 percent said yes. Here’s the ...

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  • Legislator Likens Failing Schools To ‘Death Traps’ For Minorities

    State Rep. Edward Hanes, D-Forsyth, said a proposed Achievement School District that would operate with charter school flexibility is a step in the right direction to turn around low-performing schools that are “death traps” for the prospects of ...

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  • McCrory: CSX Rail Hub Not ‘Viable’

    RALEIGH —Less than two weeks after praising a proposed CSX terminal near Selma as a boon to economic development in eastern North Carolina, a spokesman for Gov. Pat McCrory said on Jan. 26 the proposed rail hub “does not ...

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  • A Humdrum SAT for The Real World

    Teen geniuses and word wizards just lost their competitive edge with the nation’s most established college admissions exam. There’s a new SAT in town, and this one favors the mundane over the arcane. Debuting in March, ...

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  • Beware the Buried Lede

    A reporter at one of the state’s larger newspapers recently requested comments for an article based on a news release. The topic: underemployment in North Carolina. Since the journalist’s request eschewed specific questions and asked instead ...

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  • What Explains Job Growth

    Few political promises are as common as this one: “My policies will create jobs.” You hear it from candidates for federal, state, and local office, as well as from activists, commentators, and other political actors. Generally speaking, those ...

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  • Earlier Primary Means Earlier Voting Deadlines

    RALEIGH – Advancing the North Carolina primary date to March 15 has led to earlier deadlines for registering to vote, absentee voting, changing your party affiliation, and other election-related activities. People wanting to vote absentee by mail now can apply for ...

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  • Chaos Erupts As Students Take Over UNC BOG Meeting

    Protests turned violent during a Tuesday morning meeting of the UNC Board of Governors as students and faculty gathered once again to call for the removal of UNC president-elect Margaret Spellings, former secretary of education in the George W. Bush ...

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