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Broadband for all – closing the digital divide

Broadband is the backbone of innovation and opportunity in our modern lives. As such, strong, reliable internet connectivity has the power to be a great and positive equalizer for thousands of North Carolinians searching for jobs, local economic growth and improved quality of life for themselves and their families.

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Gun control: Who’s playing politics now?

Imagine for a moment what would have happened if, in his statement on the Las Vegas shooting, President Donald Trump had praised the police who ran toward the gunfire and saved so many lives, and then said: “And for all those who have been taking a knee to protest the police, shame on you. On Sunday, you slander them, but then on Monday, you need them. The police deserve our respect every day.”

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Detroit is home to one of America’s most accomplishing politicians

With biblical succinctness, and foreshadowing a resurrection, Mike Duggan said, “Let there be light!” and 65,000 LED streetlights replaced the 40 percent of the city’s streetlights that were broken when he took office in 2014. They are among the many reasons that on Nov. 7 he, the first white mayor here in 40 years, will win a landslide re-election in a city that is 83 percent black. Identity politics is frivolous; Detroit, after a bruising rendezvous with reality, is serious about recovering from its near-death experience.

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Why NC schools must get our kids moving – Dr. Sara Armstrong

As a pediatrician, it is my job to advocate for the health of our children. It is also my job to promote and advocate for evidence-based programs and policies that work. That is why I believe so strongly that we must require high-quality, regular physical education in our North Carolina schools. There are three very clear benefits of physical education for our state’s youth.

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Sam reminds us of our long, difficult ‘differentness’ – Jane S. Gabin

I first met Sam when I was a beginning graduate student at UNC many decades ago. I had just left New York City for Chapel Hill, not out of crazy love for American literature so much as a curiosity to see another part of the United States. And oh, I soon realized I was in a different place altogether. My travels in the South had taken me to towns and cities where I saw plaques about “The War for Southern Independence” and “The War of Northern Aggression.” Never heard those phrases before.

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