Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Deb Wood: Raleigh now bike-friendly

Regarding Julie Tisdale’s July 23 Point of View “An unjustified expense in Raleigh”: Seventeen years ago I moved to Raleigh from a U.S. town with more bike than car commuters. It was a shock to find no bike lanes in Raleigh, few kids cycling to school and drivers not knowing how to respond to cyclists. Back then I felt that I was taking my life in my hands cycling in Raleigh.

Letters to the Editor

Ophelia Davis Johnson: Another slam dunk for Jordan

Regarding the July 26 Point of View “Michael Jordan speaks out on shootings, racial unrest”: With a bold step, this NBA legend, team owner and fellow UNC Tar Heel vowed that he can “no longer stay silent” and not address the storm clouds that now swirl around communities across the United States.

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Ross Goldbaum: Trump courting Russia a problem

Regarding the July 28 news article “Trump to Russia: Find Clinton’s missing emails”: Donald Trump’s call to Russian hackers to find Hillary Clinton’s lost emails was clearly tongue-in-cheek. What did not appear facetious, however, was his suggestion of friendship with Russia so that we could together “take out” ISIS.

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Fred Atkins: Charlotte caused HB2

“Nothing could be finer that to be in Carolina” – what has happened to that wonderful little song phrase? PayPal, Bruce Springsteen and now the NBA, among others, all refusing to come to North Carolina. These and many other misinformed groups continue to attack our governor and legislature for our state’s “intolerance and bigotry,” as embodied in House Bill 2. Why do all these folks refuse to admit the real reason for this political brouhaha?

Letters to the Editor

Dennis Burns: Let’s draw fair districts

The special June 7 primary election costing taxpayers $9.5 million, the growing legal bills incurred by the state, along with the mounting business losses from House Bill 2 cited in your July 8 editorial “HB2 tab runs up” all derive from the same root cause: partisan gerrymandering.

Letters to the Editor

Christine Lawson: DEQ monitors hog farm operations

Regarding the July 20 letter “Hog farm hype”: Regulation of North Carolina animal operations is among the most stringent in the nation. North Carolina’s economy relies heavily on the $84 billion a year in revenue that is generated by agriculture, including the $56 billion livestock industry that has long been a way of life for many families.

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