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October 30, 2017

Republican legislators just granted easier ballot access to unaffiliated candidates. Except for unaffiliated candidates who want to run against them.

That’s only part of the hypocrisy written into Senate Bill 656, which the N.C. House and Senate enacted over Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s…

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October 29, 2017

If there is anything to be gained from President Donald Trump's disgraceful attack on the credibility of the widow of a U.S. Special Forces soldier killed in Niger, it's that Americans are finally becoming aware of the expanding U.S. mission against extremist violence now spreading across the Sahel…

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October 28, 2017

Laurels — To an effort to clear fallen trees and other obstructions from Contentnea and Little Contentnea creeks and reduce flooding events in nearby communities. A $561,162 grant was awarded to Pitt County for the cleanup, which will will begin at the confluence of Contentnea Creek…

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October 27, 2017

The Alexander-Murray health care bill is a rare bipartisan effort on a topic that has generated white-hot political controversy. If Donald Trump wants to show some leadership, this is his chance.

The bill isn’t perfect. It isn’t the final fix for Obamacare. But it deserves support for…

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October 25, 2017

J.D. — short for Jane Doe — is a 17-year-old immigrant living in a Texas shelter for undocumented minors. She is also pregnant and seeking an abortion. The federal government refuses to allow her to end her pregnancy.

Under the directorship of Scott Lloyd, an antiabortion…

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October 23, 2017

In a thankfully predictable continuation of his commitment to protect North Carolina consumers, state Attorney General Josh Stein is joining 18 other attorneys general in a federal lawsuit to block the foolish and purely political maneuver of President Trump to stop federal subsidies for those…

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October 22, 2017

Greenville residents will be well served by either of the current City Council members running for mayor, but Calvin Mercer’s voting record and embrace of transformational ideas gives him the high ground in a race between the two dedicated public servants.

Mercer, a 10-year member of the…

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October 21, 2017

Laurels — To Pitt County businesses that are diligent in checking the IDs of customers seeking to buy alcohol. Purchase surveys conducted in the county showed that 89 of 96 merchants targeted required proper identification from customers in 2016-17. That’s less than a 7 percent…

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