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“On August 23, 1989, as punishment for betting on baseball, Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose accepted a settlement that included a lifetime ban from the game. A heated debate continues to rage as to whether Rose, a former player who remains the game’s all-time hits leader, should be given a…

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“There are systemic racial issues in our systems that we have to fix,” said Gov. Roy Cooper in a statement about the newly formed task force. NC NORML is in full agreement that many of the issues facing North Carolina require an open mind, but can easily be remedied with legal action taken b…

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The word promise is both a noun and a verb. One definition found in Webster’s online dictionary is “a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified.”

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As we struggle to come to grips with racism in America, we should consider how our words and actions, however innocent we may think, are perceived. It may mean that we need to take the time to try to better understand how the things we do and say can mean different things to those who have b…

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None of us has all the answers. In fact, we – each of us – likely have few, if any, of the answers to life’s greatest challenges. Sure. Our politicians wax eloquently (or not so eloquently) about a litany of challenges they claim to have the answers to. Citizens can be politically involved a…

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Freedom, independence, self-sufficiency: these are great and glorious concepts. We celebrate them this time of year, whether we process it that way or not, because they’re so deeply engrained in our image of America. We see ourselves as a nation of rugged individualists: seizing the bull by …

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