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“They did it first” is not a quality argument. Read more


By drawing districts in which only Republicans could win, Hofeller helped radicalize the GOP. Read more



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A new bill would level the playing field between distilleries and the state’s breweries and wineries, advocates say. Read more

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Following hundreds of lawsuits filed against pork conglomerate Smithfield Foods, the General Assembly passed laws in 2017 and 2018 making it almost impossible to hold Big Pork accountable for its stink. Read more

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Let’s love on lemurs, hate on ICE, and dunk on Thom Tillis. Read more

Best of the Triangle

Sources say she has the support of current Mayor Nancy McFarlane. Read more

Wake County

Raleigh’s no longer a small town. Its government should reflect that. Read more

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And other things our readers told us this week Read more

Letters to the Editor

“It’s just complete lunacy,” says Representative Allison Dahle. Read more

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Bob Karp

Meanwhile, the General Assembly is considering modernizing or abolishing the ABC system Read more

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“I live in Bladen County, and I believe our votes were stolen by Mark Harris and the other Republicans, all of those who hired McCrae Dowless to steal votes.” Read more

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Leigh Tauss

Without a supermajority, Republican legislators will struggle to override vetoes by Governor Cooper. Read more

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Trump’s MAGA geezers will show up. Will you? Read more


“I believe not only should municipalities pass nondiscrimination and living wage ordinances, I believe the NCGA should vote to approve ratification the Equal Rights Amendment and protections for LGBT people.” Read more


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    Alex Boerner

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