Across the political spectrum, people agree that we need good teachers. Good teachers need to be well prepared for the classroom. And they need support once they are in the classroom. But the issue is more complicated than raising pay alone, calling for us as a state to wrestle with our regard for the teaching profession and to think about how we can lift up the status of teachers.
We found out in October that infant mortality got worse in North Carolina last year, as it had the year before. So did child mortality.
The Herald-Sun on Nov. 30 reported that retired Col. Francis De Luca, the president of the Civitas Institute of Raleigh, has asked the University of North Carolina to provide it with all available records of e-mail, text-messages, and phone records of law professor Gene Nichol. This was an extraordinary request.
North Carolina's recent repeal of the Racial Justice Act was designed to remove an important barrier to the resumption of executions, on hold since 2006. But the state, like the nation, is unlikely to return to the days of greater use of the ultimate punishment.
Nor should it. .
The Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) personal genomics company, 23andMe, is facing difficult questions from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following a warning letter questioning their regulatory compliance.
One of the most asinine things I have ever heard on the radio was from a sports news commentator, who said recently that it was ridiculous to think that an NFL football player could be “bullied.”
For North Carolina liberals intent on recovering some political power in Raleigh, a funny thing happened on the way to a quorum: Reality intruded on their most-cherished claims about the two biggest issues in North Carolina politics.
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time for family friends, and reflection on the blessings in our lives.
As the Durham Police Chief, I fully understand my responsibility to be transparent on controversial issues and cases, particularly in light of recent officer-involved shootings.
Janet Northern, director, agency communications at McKinney, the advertising agenc yheadquartered in American Tobacco says “McKinney Designer Nick Jones was asked to create a new logo for Urban Ministries of Durham. When he presented it to the agency and UMD employees and board members on November 19, he made the following speech. His words are an elegant reminder of the power of connection, of what can happen when businesses and nonprofits work together.”
During the first two weeks of October, members of Congress orchestrated a government shutdown that resulted in an incredibly wasteful $24 billion hit to the U.S. economy. Think of this contrast: With a pledge of just $5 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the United States could set the stage to save 10 million lives over the next three years.
People who want an increase in the Triangle’s access to healthy, locally grown fresh produce and locally made foods should be gravely concerned about actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Despite the polarization in our government and populace, there is reason to take heart. While we may be miles apart on some controversial issues, Americans are in broad agreement on one crucial thing -- the system is not working.
In 1987, shortly before I was recruited to jump start the community’s marketing arm, Durham conducted its first inventory of natural assets focused on natural areas and rare plant species.
Education research clearly documents that investments in early childhood programs are among the smartest investments that states can make.