Opinion: Editorials

Apr. 18, 2015 @ 07:50 AM

A questionable bill

Public school teachers face many stresses, not the least of which is dealing with unruly 
students. If that unruliness escalates to an attack on a teacher, that is unacceptable. 
And under state law, it’s a serious transgression. 

Apr. 16, 2015 @ 06:38 PM

Mixed message to immigrants

The N. C. General Assembly, not noted in recent years for sympathy for our undocumented immigrant population, may be on the verge of a sensible step that will benefit those residents.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 02:31 PM

Board right on career status

When the General Assembly ended career status for public school teachers, the Durham Public Schools board was among those who protested the action.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

An alarming increase

The economy in our region and in the nation may be recovering, Durham and the Triangle may be experiencing especially robust growth, but a report to the Durham Public Schools Board of Education this week was an alarming reminder of challenges we still face.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 07:20 PM

Don't try to make sense of tax plan

The Republican plan for N.C. tax reform continues to come into focus in Raleigh.

What's the approach for the party in power? Comb the budget, scour the tax code and look under the legislative cushions to find anything that can help pay for billions in tax cuts that favor the wealthy and big business.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 12:21 AM

A mission to Mars

As Duke University students continue to savor the Blue Devils’ national basketball championship a week ago, many no doubt have set their sights on the school’s next title.


Apr. 12, 2015 @ 11:10 AM

An An opportunity worth seizing

Generally speaking, anything that boosts pedestrian safety and walkability in our city and county is a fine idea. And when the safety of school children is at issue, the attraction is higher still.


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

Counterproductive savings

Any manufacturer will tell you – and most people intuitively know – that the old cliché “build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” is a fantasy. You’d better spend some money spreading the word of that mousetrap.


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 12:18 PM

Full Frame’s broad impact

If you dropped in on downtown Durham Thursday, you would have found parking spaces scarcer than usual. Crowds milled along Morgan Street around the Carolina Theatre, and there was a palpable buzz in the air.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

Time to play ball

For baseball fans, it is a long wait from the end of the Major League season in October until the first pitch of the new season in April, a wait cloaked in the chill and shortened days of winter.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 12:59 AM

Time to play ball

For baseball fans, it is a long wait from the end of the major-league season in October until the first pitch of the new season in April, a wait cloaked in the chill and shortened days of winter.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

One more for Tobacco Road

“Not since 2010.”

Television commentators returned often to that phrase or its cousin, “first time in five years,” as did friends in bars or strangers in the checkout line these past few days.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Visioning a police HQ

Durham residents have a well-deserved reputation for being eager to speak their minds and share their thoughts on all manner of local issues.

Given that, and given the importance of the issue at hand, we hope a good many people will show up next week to help the city begin shaping the details of the proposed new police headquarters.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

A flawed tax plan

State senators introduced their latest tax-cut extravaganza last month by promising "everybody's going to benefit."

"I'm tired of hearing that we only do this for the rich," Sen. Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph) said.

North Carolina taxpayers have heard the promise before.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 08:56 AM

A season of rebirth

After last weekend’s dip beneath the freezing mark, spring-like weather, warmer 
temperatures and longer days are increasingly taking hold.