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    In NC, solar power becoming more about corporate finances than energy

    Large-scale solar development in North Carolina is no longer about energy, but about corporate finance and tax credits. The result is that solar power appears cheap, while in reality the burden has simply shifted from ratepayers to taxpayers. The disparity in incentives also makes capital harder...

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    For US women, how marriage is now wedded to jobs

    The economic barrier to marriage isn’t the license – or the trip to Zales or the $28,000 price tag for the average American wedding or even the income-tax marriage penalty – but the financial stability young people feel that they (and their partners) need to have before tying...

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    Secret Service needs better people

    Nothing about the events at the White House when a deranged man with a knife got inside honors the responsibilities and capabilities of a great nation.

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    Harrop: If they want to keep Senate, Democrats should be nicer to the South

    It's been noticed by just about everyone except what we call the "liberal establishment" that of the eight Senate seats now up for grabs, four are in the South - Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina. H. Brandt (Brandy) Ayers, the publisher of The Anniston Star in Alabama, has certainly...

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    Dear fellow teenage driver: Use Wake's recent deaths to commit to safety

    The day you choose to lose the naïve teenage attitude, you will be far more ready to operate those 4,000 pounds of steel. We are the teen driving statistics. Let's make a difference. Do not underestimate the dangers of the road - and more importantly do not underestimate your power to save ...

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    Good that Obama no longer living in denial over ISIS

    It is an unreservedly good thing that the president is no longer living in denial or seeking excuses for retreat. Two cheers for Obama. So why does he make it so hard to give a third? In explaining his approach, Obama has a number of unfortunate and unbreakable habits. He has a maddening tendency...

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    Add Fayetteville friend to too-long list of gun-violence victims

    How many young men must we lose before we stop this violence? How long do we tolerate a violent subculture in which, as Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock once put it, guns are "a fashion accessory"? And how long before this city joins others we have profiled in the past year, declaring war...

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    Science, sea level and NC lawmakers

    Most members of the science panel studying sea levels along North Carolina's coast are scientists. This might not have been expected two years ago when Republican state legislators decided they would rather stick their heads in wet sand than accept dire forecasts of devastating sea-level rise.

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    Fixing the VA for the long run

    Continuing resolutions for the VA have been used in 23 of the past 26 fiscal years, causing huge disruptions for the department and sabotaging its capacity to effectively plan and administer services for those who have risked their lives for our country.

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    Guns and the dangers we know

    Put aside the question of whether I was a knucklehead for knocking on a stranger's door and asking for my iPhone back. Isn't there a larger question of why we tolerate a society so bristling with guns that such a quest may be perilous? Aren't we all knuckleheads for tolerating such a threat?

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