Opinion

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 02:30 PM

Ross: The Y — so much more

Throughout our area, countless people know the Henderson Family YMCA. But there’s so much more to our Y than one might think.


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Editorial: New rules for moped drivers

In July, there will be new rules of the road for moped drivers, with further changes possible.


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Stanford: Produce your own Texas miracle

Rick Perry’s running for president again, which means we have to endure a bunch of talk about what he calls the “Texas Model.” The rest of us call this the “Texas Miracle,” or the economic special sauce of low taxes, low regulation, low spending and tort reform that he says created boom times in Texas while the rest of the country struggled. Hire me, goes his logic, and I’ll make sure someone hires you. Being president is good work if you can get it.


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Campbell: Let the voters decide

When the framers of our state’s Constitution were assigning duties and responsibilities to the various branches of government they wisely delegated to the voters decision-making responsibility for should government incur debt. Though not always observed to the letter of the law, this guiding principle has served us well and should be observed today.


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Pitts: Pope urges consensus on climate change

There is something I have never understood about the argument over global warming.


Jun. 20, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

Guest columnist: The happiness of being a dad

I have been a dad for seven years to a lovely daughter. People have told me since she was born that the days will be long and the years short. I am finding that to be true.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

GOOD NEWS & GOOD NEIGHBORS: A visionary who deserves recognition

We hate to disagree with someone like Donald Seifert, who received the Sam Watkins Visionary Award from the United Way earlier this week.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 03:21 PM

Letters to the editor, June 20

  • Remembrance of classmate deeply appreciated
  • Thanks to restaurant for help with fundraiser
  • Property taxes should be paid

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

Walden: Can we remake ourselves?

Some say the next several decades will be the “age of remakes.” I don’t mean old films that have new versions produced, nor do I mean personal style remakes – like new clothes and a new hair fashion – although most would agree I certainly need the latter! Instead, I mean an “occupational remake,” where a person literally restructures what he or she does to earn a living.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 12:50 PM

Fitzsimon: Senate’s 504-page budget manifesto

Senate leaders didn’t just unveil a budget proposal this week, they released a 504-page ideological wish list that makes dramatic changes to the state Medicaid system, repeals important health care regulations, rewrites economic development policy, changes who oversees the licensing of teachers and prohibits Wake County from voting on a half-cent sales tax increase for transit improvements.