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Karen K. wants us to know she stands with Governor McCrory on HB 2. “Call me deplorable,” she writes, “but you should know your gender. Either by birth certificate or sight. If you’ve had your surgery and you’ve gone through the appropriate channels to change your gender and birth certificate, then by all means use the bathroom that fits. I stand with McCrory and our legislature. Stand by your convictions and stand firm, Pat. Who cares who pulls out of North Carolina? Maybe [Charlotte] Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Hillary Clinton, and the LBGs [sic] will stop trying to make people with convictions change their mind by being called deplorable, bigots, and homophobic for money.”

Matt Lardie thinks our brief on the Bull City Connector missed the mark: “The reporter seemed to lay the blame for the changes at the feet of Duke University …. While Duke does contribute around a quarter of the route’s operating funds, the decision was jointly made by GoTriangle, Duke, and the city of Durham. All three agreed to the realignment and the elimination of the stops at the Durham Station and Medicine Circle in the Duke Hospital complex. To add the new stops to the original route while keeping the current number of buses would have meant an increase in service time from fifteen minutes per stop to nearly twenty-five minutes per stop, a change that all involved found unacceptable. Any one of the three could have decided to contribute the additional cost for an extra bus to keep the system on an acceptable schedule. The reporter’s decision to focus solely on Duke is disingenuous at best and suggests a continued animus toward the university from the INDY.”

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