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LARRY PENKAVA COLUMN: ‘S’ is for skeptical

Just when I thought I’d heard enough about (and from) cicadas, somebody told me their wings can predict ...

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Ukraine, Gaza and St. Crispin’s Day

Ukraine and Gaza are much different. But they share some common challenges. Both are being attacked by well-armed, ...

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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Is ‘greedflation’ keeping prices high?

Although the pace at which prices are rising has moderated, prices are still going up. In 2021, average ...

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JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Can government make you happy?

RALEIGH — Is it the job of government to make you happy? While it may seem like a ...

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DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Growing thoughts

It has been a hectic and challenging start to the gardening season. The challenge has been trying to ...

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JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Universities should cultivate civic leaders

RALEIGH — Most students and their families invest time, effort, and resources into higher education for vocational reasons. ...

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Meck Dec time again

Almost every year about this time, I remind my readers about North Carolina’s claim that Mecklenburg County declared ...

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DEAN RIDINGS COLUMN: The start of something big for local news. Congress must follow New York’s lead.

The state of New York, led by a powerful coalition of local publishers, has just approved game-changing legislation ...

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DG MARTIN COLUMN: Holden Thorp shares his diagnosis and more

Holden Thorp, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and one of the smartest ...

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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Do international investments help or harm?

Recently the Japanese Prime Minister visited North Carolina to celebrate a major new investment in our state by ...

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