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    Mike Strohmeyer: Run returns

    It’s said that we can please some of the people all the time and all of the people some of the time, but apparently in Raleigh there’s a group of folks we’ll never please any time, no matter how hard we try.

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    Jim Kessler: Define NC values

    Any time a candidate (regardless of party) speaks about “North Carolina values,” it would be refreshing and appreciated if those values were identified and defined. Otherwise, the candidate is as honest and genuine as the hyperbole and assumptions he/she uses.

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    Kit Flynn: Long-term price

    Regarding the April 16 Point of View “NC tax reform and flusher families”: Art Pope is proud of the tax reform instituted by the Republican legislature and governor. What he fails to mention is that this is coming at a terrible price: the quality of public education for our children.

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    Shannon Garrison: Let kids be kids

    Is kindergarten the new first grade? As a kindergarten teacher for the past nine years, I’ve seen students come into my classroom each year wide-eyed and innocent. For many students it is their first experience interacting with other children and being a part of a learning community.

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    Richard G. Little: Paying for ‘savings’

    Regarding the April 16 Point of View “NC tax reform and flusher families”: How ironic that you chose to run Art Pope’s tax-reform propaganda on the day after income taxes were due.

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    Gray Medlin: Street closures hurt businesses

    First, I am a big supporter of local businesses in Raleigh. They make our city special and unique. My family has started and operated four businesses here, beginning in 1948. That is why I am concerned with the frequency of street closings and the negative effect on local businesses.

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    Robert Kennel: Make Nichol an adviser to McCrory

    Responding to Assad Meymandi’s April 15 letter “McCrory’s savant,” which had a seemingly outlandish suggestion about Gov. Pat McCrory enlisting Gene Nichol for counsel: I do not think he did this tongue-in-cheek. It is an intriguing idea as something to break an impasse...

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    Rebecca Evans: Pope fails ‘basic math’

    Regarding the April 16 Point of View “NC tax reform and flusher families”: I got a real chuckle while reading Art Pope’s view on tax reform. He wrote that we should notice how much sales tax we save next time we buy our children’s clothes.

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    Bill Jensen: Shift funds for rape kits

    Regarding the Washington Post editorial published in the April 15 N&O “Making shameful rape-kit backlog a priority”: It is spot on, but Congress can do more than was indicated.

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    John Hamilton: Raleigh parks neglected, mismanaged

    Referring to the April 16 news article “Council debates priorities for Raleigh parks”: I think Moore Square could use swings, jungle gyms, sand boxes, etc., but not another city-supported restaurant. We already had The Mint!

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