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There are a lot of records that would be great to break. This isn’t one of them: mid-June marked the longest period in history without an increase since the federal minimum wage was established in 1938.

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Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina has been a sticking point for the state’s Republican budget writers and the Democratic governer. The lawmakers declined to include it in the budget and Gov. Roy Cooper said he would veto the budget without it.

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I can remember that we once shared a fairly strong consensus in America, at least in my little part of it, that good manners and respect were important traits needed in our society, a consensus that seems to have waned. Getting to good manners, though, is no accident. It must be taught early…

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What is all the fuss? Court orders, subpoenas, injunctions, obstructions? In a land far away, once called the New World, a new form of government, a republic, where a head of state is not a monarch, which is conducted with a rule or law and abides by a constitution. Three equal branches of g…

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World population continues to grow robustly. While that population numbers 7.621 billion in the middle of 2018, it is projected to grow to 9.9 billion by 2050. While it is true that the rate of world population growth is modest, 1.2 percent annually at this time, that number when applied to …

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It is during this horseracing “season” of the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness that we’re interested in horseracing. It’s the only time of the year we are. We laugh at some of the horses’ names and lean into the TV as the gates open, our excitement reaching a crescendo as…

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