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March 29, 2017

Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the "huge…

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March 28, 2017

FBI Director James Comey revealed that the bureau is investigating possible Russian interference in the 2016 elections, but he offered no details or evidence of wrongdoing.

That left room for each party to try to bend news of the FBI probe to its own purposes — which Democrats and Republicans…

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March 28, 2017

North Carolina cannot provide low quality education to its rural citizens and continue to prosper.

While the state’s urban and suburban communities are growing economically and continue to show potential for growth for 2017, the Department of Commerce 2017 County Tier Designation shows a…


March 28, 2017

As I read this item in Monday's paper, I was hoping to see that the Daily Reflector had taken time to get some facts from the opposite side before running an ad for Ward & Smith to sign up clients. Since you did not seek out any facts, I hope you will grant me the opportunity to try to provide…

March 28, 2017

The same way we encouraged undocumented aliens to come here forever while we looked the other way since they provided such cheap labor at a wage Americans wouldn't do the work for, we have also created a baby-making industry by encouraging unwed motherhood. The more babies, the higher the monthly…

March 27, 2017

North Carolina’s economy continues to expand at a relatively rapid pace. Over the last year, for example, our gross domestic product grew by 2.6 percent after inflation, compared to the nation’s 1.6 percent growth rate and the Southeast’s 2 percent rate.

One consequence of healthy…


March 27, 2017

Monday night's meeting was an example of personal preference taking precedence over logic.

At-Large Councilman Calvin Mercer voted "no" to a rezoning request for an 84.533 acre parcel of land located on Charles Boulevard. The city staff provides numerous pages of information pertaining to the items…

March 27, 2017

I really miss liberal Republicans. People like Mitt Romney.

No doubt the former Massachusetts governor would be aghast at being called such a thing. Of course Romney is not a liberal in any conventional sense. But 11 years ago -- it now seems like a lifetime -- Romney acted in the great tradition…

March 27, 2017

BYH to the person riding a bike on the two-lane part of Evans Street who was hit by a hit-and-run driver. I am glad they are OK and hope they catch the driver. If you decide to ride a bike on that street, you are partially responsible. That is very dangerous and there is no way to give a rider four…

March 27, 2017

Buncombe County has nearly 240,000 people. Of those, nearly 15,000 could lose health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. That number alone should shame any member of Congress who supports straight repeal. Unfortunately, it probably won’t.

The plan unveiled by House leaders would…

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