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May 27, 2016 - 2 minutes ago

Update sought on medical marijuana oil

A major sticking point among those opposing easier access to cannabidiol — the oil extracted from marijuana — for extremely ill Iowans has been the failure of the federal government to reclassify it for prescription use.

Ill Iowans...


Denying climate change no longer has legitimacy

May 27, 2016 - 2 minutes ago

Our elected officials often must make decisions on complex issues that include interrelationships of scientific, economic, historic, cultural and political factors. They are expected to gather and weigh the best information on these factors. Reasonable people might be expected to make different...


Solar farm debate lights town's planning approach

May 25, 2016

The unanimous vote last week by the Farmville Planning Board to reject a second request for new zoning regulations that would allow solar farms in the town’s outer area was a lost opportunity to build the future while preserving the best of its rural heritage. 

The clash of...


DWI prosecution a long history of dangerous delay

May 24, 2016

While the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into irregularities in the way the prosecutions of a few DWI cases have been continued (delayed) in Pitt County District Court, the District Attorney’s Office should acknowledge and deal with its own contributions to the suffocating...