Should regulators require child-safety locks on stepladders?
The filing period for candidates seeking local elected office is rapidly coming to a close. The deadline is noon Friday.
"Nice flag!" the woman shouted sarcastically, adding a phrase with an expletive.
What are we to make of the two biggest political pseudo-surprises of this mid-summer: the spectacular crowds drawn by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
The locations of homeless shelters are often the source of polarizing debate within communities. Chapel Hill residents, for example, had a prolonged, multi-year battle over the location of a men’s homeless shelter there, and it wasn’t because communities were fighting to be the site for the building.
Many cheered when the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that independent redistricting commissions are constitutional. Enthusiasm in North Carolina was muted; we neither have nor have much hope for such a commission, because our legislature must approve the process and, regardless of whether ruled by Democrats or Republicans, it has shown little interest in giving up the power to draw congressional and legislative districts.
Would North Carolinians ever vote to elect Donald Trump or somebody like him?