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    Christine Mumma: Pursuing justice

    Regarding the Aug. 31 news article “DNA evidence may free 2 in major Robeson case”: There are many important lessons to be learned from the Brown and McCollum cases: the importance of the work of the Innocence Inquiry Commission, including the access and objective authority it has; ...

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    Glenn Conway: Baselining for fracking

    Fracking appears to be inevitable in this state, so why is it that baselining of groundwater chemistry (and seismicity) is being resisted?

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    Timothy Hancock: Apex showing concern

    The tone and implications of your Aug. 24 news article “Apex debates growth, sprawl” were troubling. The overall tenor was that “rural residents” are resisting inevitable change that the article implies can be only favorable. The article’s “labeling”...

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    Ken Jones: Ignoring realities

    Regarding the Sept. 1 news article: I read with some concern about the recent controversy over “Bluest Eye” and “The Color Purple” at East Wake High School. While both works certainly contain material that might make some uncomfortable, that should not be the standard...

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    Reed Altman: Doctors needed in Liberia

    I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia from 1986 to 1988. I went in knowing there was a shortage of medical staff and facilities (around 1.4 per 100,000, according to WHO). Our medical handbook was even titled, “Where there is no Doctor.”

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    Bob Armstrong: Stretching the truth

    Thom Tillis’ TV ad stated that he was a partner at IBM. As a retired IBM employee, I would like to point out that IBM is a corporation and does not have partners like a law firm or accounting firm. At best he was a business partner, a contractual arrangement. He was what amounts to a contract...

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    Russell Catania: Inconsiderate chaos

    Why are so many people so inconsiderate of others? A Texas woman recently decided to change her baby’s diaper on a chair in the dining area of a pizzeria restaurant. She said there was no changing table in the restroom, and she didn’t want to walk out to her van to do it.

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    Julius H. Cromwell: Lessons unlearned from 1960s

    It appears as though we have not learned much from the turbulent 1960s when Eugene “Bull” Connor, police commissioner of Birmingham, Ala., turned high-pressured water hoses and snarling police dogs on civil rights demonstrators.

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    Thomas F. Crudele: Tillis a partner with IBM?

    In advertisements, House Speaker Thom Tillis comments that he was an “IBM partner.” I am not exactly sure what that means. Was he a shareholder like many others who own stock in the company or was his “partnership” more extensive than that? I along with many other shareholders...

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    Brian Mullan: Iowa beating NC in attracting business

    Just a few months ago, some of our Republican lawmakers were working to block alternative energy initiatives in North Carolina including both solar and wind. Congratulations!

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