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RALEIGH — Too many North Carolinians lack access to the medical services they need. One possible response, as we have heard incessantly for more than a decade, would be to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Health Act, with most of the expense to be borne by the (already heavi…

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The Biden Administration has identified addressing climate change — specifically, global warming — as one of its top priorities. Indeed, they are incorporating climate change into both their foreign and economic policies.

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Perhaps one of the reasons I’m such a fan of blue-collar music, especially rhythm and blues, the blues, blue grass, et al. is my own blue-collar roots.

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The National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences declares March as Living Well Month. During this month, Family & Consumer Science (FCS) Extension professionals share tips to help individuals and families gain knowledge and skills to help them lead full and productive lives.

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From the moment he came into my life until his very last day, Harley was happy making me and others happy. In his death, I have come to realize how much he truly was a part of me.

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Even if you never read Orwell’s Animal Farm (1945), you’re likely to have heard his satirical phrase, “more equal.” Furthermore, I’d assume that most are aware that the double-speak inherent in those two words is much like the oxymoronic jumbo shrimp and legal ethics.

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Two stories tell of completely crazy people being met with acceptance and authority given those who couldn’t run their way out of a wet paper bag.

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As a rule, I tend to avoid using columns or sermons to deal with political matters unless those matters are pressing, egregious, and have crossed very clear lines of truth. I much prefer to be encouraging, self-deprecating, and instructive rather than combative. But when in the words of Isai…

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I’ve recently contacted some old friends—in some cases we go back a half-century or so--to see how they’re dealing with the weather events in Texas. Apparently Mother Nature never got the memo about “Don’t Mess with Texas.” Furthermore, she must’ve felt “scorned” somewhere along the way, ‘ca…

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If we’re to understand the N.C. Republican Party, its elected officials are supposed to vote the will of the party and not their conscience. It’s a good thing juries don’t work that way.

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One of North Carolina’s most enduring political alliances — teachers and the Democratic Party — is being tested by today’s debate over reopening schools.

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“Cold doesn’t care how you got there; it’s just as cold whether you got there because of laziness or because of circumstances beyond your control.”

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One day you slide into your trusty car, turn the key and your ride rumbles to life sounding like the Jimmy Means Racing Camaro headed for the Daytona 500. You’ve been cat deleted.

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There is a proposal in Washington to more than double the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The increase would be phased in over several years. Supporters say the increase is far overdue, as the last time the minimum wage was raised occurred in 2009. Plus, advocates ask how anyone paid the curren…