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After a number of false starts and lawsuits, legislators have handed over their latest iterations of voting districts to a panel of judges for their approval. Even those maps have been the subject … more
We’re a little less than two weeks away until voters can head to the polls and submit their ballots during the early voting period. There are a few additional guidelines letter to the editor … more
Legal scholars are blowing the whistle on a North Carolina school district and the state’s high school sports sanctioning body following a free speech controversy. The North Carolina High School … more
On Saturday there will be a gathering at the State Capitol to celebrate the upcoming 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote, a right realized with adoption of the 19th … more
When school began Monday, bus drivers had their routes, students learned their class schedules and coaches had their fall sports rosters — but teachers still don’t know how much they’ll be … more
While local liquor boards try to make the case that bureaucrats can do a better job than private businesses when it comes to managing the sale of alcoholic beverages, some small-minded censors at the … more
In a constitutional Catch-22, a divided N.C. Court of Appeals panel agrees motorists have a First Amendment right to flip the bird, but contends traffic cops can detain you for it anyway. Shawn … more
Larry Swenberg died of ALS this spring, a few months before gunmen killed 29 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Swenberg, a retired doctor of veterinary medicine in Durham, was a gun owner … more
Lawmakers reversed course on a heavy-handed and unnecessary bid to ban smokable hemp last week, but they preserved a provision in the state’s 2019 farm bill that could cloak public records … more
For those who have not followed the reporting in recent weeks by this newspaper regarding our request for public emails and texts from the town of Youngsville pertaining to the sudden retirement of … more
State lawmakers might hamstring North Carolina’s ascendant hemp farming industry because police can’t yet reliably tell the difference between hemp and marijuana. The 2019 farm bill has been … more
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, who is expected to run for governor in 2020, has created a stir with remarks in a speech that we find both surprising and troubling. If he hopes to be governor for all North … more
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the Republican-drawn state budget last week because it does not include Medicaid expansion. Senate leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) says Medicaid expansion will not … more
Progressives predicted a hard swing to the right after Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation cemented a 5-4 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court. So far this term, that fear hasn’t … more
It’s time to follow the Lone Star State’s lead — North Carolina needs a lemonade freedom law. On June 10, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 234 to prevent overzealous police … more
Alumni of the University of North Carolina system are in a better position than most people to judge how good a job the system’s 16 schools are doing. That doesn’t mean others don’t have … more
There will never be another generation quite like the Greatest Generation, but there are ways all of our current generations can be better. We can start by learning the lessons that were taught on … more
When no crime’s been committed, there’s nothing to probe and no one to punish. So why are two North Carolina colleges wasting their time investigating protected speech? N.C. State University … more
Longtime subscribers of The Wake Weekly have seen a great deal of change to their local newspaper in recent months. We can’t thank you enough for your continued patience and readership. We also … more
The notion of arming public school teachers has come around again, from some of the usual suspects in the General Assembly. This idea was floated last year but got nowhere, even when Republicans … more
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