Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Police department transparency not only a ‘small-town issue’

Regarding the May 13 news article “ Small-town corruption accusations lead to police whistleblower protection bill”: As a current full time 24-year veteran law enforcement officer and division president of the largest law enforcement association in North Carolina, I have been dealing with these cases for a number of years and want people to realize that this isn’t just a small-town issue or one that is isolated.

Letters to the Editor

American Health Care Act a ‘dangerous step in the wrong direction’

Regarding the news artice “GOP senators can cut Obamacare taxes or preserve coverage for millions, but probably not both”: In these uncertain times, working families value the safety and security of health coverage more than ever. Yet the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a dangerous step in the wrong direction for the nation's healthcare system and economy.

Letters to the Editor

Dialogue between US, North Korea needed to resolve growing tension

Regarding the May 15 news article “North Korea test-fires ballistic missile”: This appeared to be a confrontation between two sides wanting to show the other how powerful they were. Since the Korean War armistice in 1953, successive U.S. government administrations have let their conflict with North Korea fester without a peace settlement. Now, 64 years later, North Korea has developed nuclear weapons and is developing ballistic missiles that could be armed with those weapons. It said its nuclear program will continue unless the United States abandoned its hostile policy. The new president in South Korea, Moon Jae-in, wants a dialogue with North Korea. This is an opportune time for the U.S. government to step back from the war games, end threats of military action against the North and encourage talks between the North and South. This could lead to a lessening of tensions, liberalization in North Korea and eventually a peace agreement between the U.S. and North Korea.

Letters to the Editor

Hog farm protection law ‘shameful’; at least governor cared

Regarding the May 12 Under the Dome article “Veto override on hog farms”: As a North Carolina resident, public health professional and member of Medical Advocates for Healthy Air, I appreciated Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill protecting North Carolina’s hog farms from lawsuits. The North Carolina House and Senate both overrode the measure and it has since become law.

Letters to the Editor

Cary vote on Habitat project a chance to show compassion

According to the May 9 news article “Neighbors organize to block Habitat plan to build in Cary,” the Town of Cary planning board voted last month to not recommend approval of a Habitat for Humanity of Wake County project next to Scottish Hills neighborhood despite Habitat drastically reducing the number of homes for the purchased property.

Letters to the Editor

French voted against extremism

Regarding the May 8 news article “Electing Macron, France votes to stick with Europe”: For years the French often have been the butt of many jokes. But Sunday, as a nation, they stood up and voted against extremism and far-right nationalism.

Letters to the Editor

Cartoon sums up GOP motives

Bravo! The April 30 editorial cartoon showing Republican State Senate president pro tempore Phil Berger arguing before the court of judicial opinion that election results allow the Republican super majority in the North Carolina General Assembly to do anything it pleases is spot on.

Videos

Tornado touches down in Davie County, NC

Michael Porter captured video of this tornado touching down in Davie County Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017 near Highways 801 and 601. In nearby In Yadkin County, a gymnasium at an elementary school had two walls blown out and part of its roof ripped away. There were also reports of several vehicles flipped and property damage to homes.
Michael Porter
Tornado touches down in Davie County, NC 1:25

Tornado touches down in Davie County, NC

Wainstein discusses lack of evidence regarding UNC basketball player Rashad McCants 1:08

Wainstein discusses lack of evidence regarding UNC basketball player Rashad McCants

Watch a tornado form over Iredell County and touch down 0:16

Watch a tornado form over Iredell County and touch down

Wake County's School Counselor of the Year: 'I love what I do' 1:19

Wake County's School Counselor of the Year: 'I love what I do'