Happy 238th, America!
Government choices, routinely made for us whether we realize it or not, test and strengthen the boundaries of our democracy. A ruling against an NFL team last month is a harder push than usual and sure to be hyped as we approach another football season.
Eventually we may well remember these warmest months of 2014 as the Summer of Digging. It is also a time to rejoice in public records laws.
We lost another link to a better time with the passing of Harvey Heartley last week. He was a gentleman and a coach, and the distinction that he was both is important.
Solutions are always possible, so long as we don’t let our imagination close.
Our drinking water can take a deserved break from being a debated topic and enjoy a moment in the sun.
North Carolina’s government has taken plenty of criticisms for being directionally challenged. There’s hope to overcome a little of it after Tuesday’s action in the N.C. House of Representatives.
Fresh off a new education spending plan, we hope the N.C. House of Representatives also has a different view from its Senate counterpart for Duke Energy’s coal ash albatross.
As long as charter schools are in use of the public’s money, the public has a right to know as defined and protected in our state’s open meetings and public records laws.
The N.C. House of Representatives helped us this week with HB1145.