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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Jay M. Smith: ‘Better off’ from what?

    Regarding the Aug. 13 column “College sports reform chases mirage of exploitation, profits”: J. Peder Zane said that if college football and basketball players are “exploited,” this is done only “for good purposes,” to support athletes in other sports and...

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    Mark Kinlaw: No victims in college sports

    I applaud J. Peder Zane for his Aug. 13 column “College sports reform chases mirage of exploitation, profits.” Finally there’s a voice of reason regarding the vast revenue generated by college athletics. Too often punditssensationalize this story by decrying a system that exploits...

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    James Lincoln Alexander: Say no to billionaires

    While the Citizens United decision of 2012 and the 2014 McCutcheon v. FEC case still loom over our country and democracy, we still have yet to restore the balance of power. Money continuously and increasingly seems to be what matters in politics, not the opinion of the people or the elected officials...

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    Georgie F. Brizendine: False credit

    The latest political ad on television portrays Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Thom Tillis taking credit for giving teachers their largest raise in North Carolina’s history. Those teachers must be laughing all the way to the bank!

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    Liz Johnston: Bill aids mentally ill

    I take issue with the writer of the Aug. 16 letter “No help at all” who criticized the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act for sending “mental health systems decades backward.” Our systems are already backward and in dire need of reform.

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    Ed King: Wrestling with jobs

    Regarding the Aug. 14 Point of View “Jobs, not welfare, key to escaping poverty”: Gene Nichol is in the good company of former Minnesota governor and current ardent supporter of raising the minimum wage, Jesse Ventura. Ventura stated on Ora.tv, “I don’t care if it’...

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    Wayne R. Muller: Keep e-cigs out of prisons

    I am begging Gov. Pat McCrory to take a common sense position regarding allowing e-cigarettes in jails. I am quite certain the state will not be paying for these items, so obviously the inmate will be footing the bill.

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    John McNeill: Real pope remains

    I, for one, am glad that Art Pope has stepped down as state budget director, but not for any political reasons. No, I am glad that I will now be less confused by N&O headlines stating “Pope said ...,” Pope declares ...,” “Pope does (this),” “Pope does (that...

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    John Dorney: Insulting DENR claims

    In the Aug. 7 letter “Facts a casualty in attacks,” DENR officials Mitch Gillespie and Michael Ellison defended the undermining of the state’s stream buffer rules as duly adopted by the N.C. Environmental Management Commission last year.

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    Judy Koss: TAs need raise, too

    Approximately four years ago, the Wake County Public School System “demoted” full-time teacher assistants in order to save money, reducing their salaries by 7.5 percent. I lost $1,500 yearly.

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