At DOT, Tata’s departure is sudden

Tuesday’s sudden resignation of state Transportation Secretary Tony Tata comes at a time when Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is trying to persuade the legislature to move forward with billions in borrowed dollars for projects across the state, while budget writers are making major policy decisions about how to raise and spend fees and taxes.

Trump is the poison his party concocted

Timothy Egan: Donald Trump is a byproduct of all the toxic elements Republicans have thrown into their brew over the last decade or so – from birtherism to race-based hatred of immigrants, from nihilists who shut down government to elected officials who shout “You lie!” at their commander in chief.

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Anna Ergish testifies during the trial of Charles and Kimberley Matthews on July 28, 2015. Video by Robert Willett/

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