Ned Barnett

Ned Barnett

June Atkinson worries about the future of NC public schools

Watching the per-pupil funding shrink to near the bottom of the national rankings under the state’s Republican leadership has been painful for Atkinson. Now to see the public education’s leadership upended in the name of nebulous “choice,” she feels like the entire structure of public schools is in danger.

Ned Barnett

Inaction magnified Hurricane Matthew’s impact

Gov. Pat McCrory and his fellow Republicans in the General Assembly congratulated themselves for their frugality and foresight in building the state’s “rainy day fund” to $1.6 billion. And after Hurricane Matthew brought a colossal rainy day, it’s fortunate there is money on hand to respond.

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Obama calls a free press essential to democracy

President Obama thanked the Washington press corps during his last press conference Wednesday and spoke of the media's importance in a democracy. "It goes without saying that essential to that is a free press. That is part of how this place, this country, this grand experiment of self-government has to work," Obama said.
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Obama calls a free press essential to democracy

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Carolina's Noah Hanifin surprises Jr Hurricanes

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NC State's Dennis Smith Jr slams in two

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