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Stewart Boss


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Put a fence around Raleigh

Republicans have a bone to pick with UNC. It’s a conservative vs. liberal dynamic that has defined the precarious relationship of the N.C. General Assembly with the state’s flagship public university for eons. But rarely has the hostility been this pronounced.

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Wrecking ball for the economy

In an era of intense political polarization, most of us can agree that creating jobs and reviving the economy should be a top policy priority, given that North Carolina has the third-highest unemployment rate in the country.

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Public needs state coverage

The N.C. General Assembly is in full swing with a flurry of bills ranging from blocking the expansion of Medicaid and trimming unemployment insurance to fast-tracking fracking and banning the exposure of female nipples.

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Maps protect GOP agenda

Right out of the gate, Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly want to reject federal Medicaid money, eliminate the state income tax and fire every member of eight major statewide boards and commissions.

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NC in need of education governor

One of North Carolina’s great political distinctions has been its long series of “education governors” — leaders from both parties who have championed strong investment and data-driven innovation in public education. The next few months might threaten that legacy.

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Extreme makeover NC edition

The year 2010 started the shift, but the 2012 election marks the beginning of an unprecedented re-alignment in North Carolina politics. For the first time since the late 1800s, the modern Republican Party will control the governor’s mansion and both chambers of the N.C. General Assembly.

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Voter ID coming to North Carolina

Like many of you, I voted early at Rams Head Dining Hall last week. But the next time I show up to vote in North Carolina, there’s a good chance I’ll need to bring a government-issued photo ID with me to the polls.

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