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April 11, 2014 In The News

By Editorial Board
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lab on Pivers Island is a cornerstone of the county’s scientific research sector, which many here desire to see grow in years ahead, but the NOAA lab’s existence is now threatened.

The U.S. Commerce Department’s fiscal 2015 budget includes a request to close the lab. The plan is cause for serious concern.

April 2, 2014 In The News

By Mark Binker
Raleigh, N.C. — A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down certain campaign finance limits will not alter North Carolina but will expand some of the pathways wealthy donors use to influence federal elections here and across the country.

March 30, 2014 In The News

By Renee Schoof and Jay Price

WASHINGTON - For more than a century, federal scientists have worked on Pivers Island near the historic town of Beaufort, N.C., and the beaches of Emerald Isle studying the ocean, and the fish, turtles and dolphins of its sea grass estuaries and rocky reefs.

March 29, 2014 In The News

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- It is the last weekend to sign up for President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The deadline to enroll is Monday.

Democratic Congressman David Price held a health fair in Raleigh to help people apply, but that was not the only reason folks were lining up to get inside.

March 12, 2014 In The News

By Bart Jansen
WASHINGTON — A House lawmaker wants to make sure that planes carry flight recorders that eject before crashes so they are easier to find, a proposal the secretary of transportation said Wednesday he is studying.

March 12, 2014 In The News

By Matthew Burns

Washington — Four members of North Carolina's congressional delegation have sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey to urge them to keep an Air Force unit at Fort Bragg's Pope Air Field.

March 5, 2014 In The News

By David Brooks

Air Force Lt. Col. Ryan Consie chose North Carolina. He and his wife moved to Southern Pines in March 2008, after switching from the active-duty Air Force to the Reserves. He was drawn by the beauty they saw when stationed at then-Pope Air Force Base between 2002 and 2005.

February 24, 2014 In The News

By Aaron Heck

Across the nation and here in North Carolina, the unemployment rate has been in decline, a fact that has many cautiously optimistic about the economy.

But U.S. Congressman David Price (D) of Chapel Hill says not so fast.

“Has the number of jobs, and people filling jobs, actually increased?” he says. “The answer is no.”

February 17, 2014 In The News

By Editorial Board

This year’s race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and whomever North Carolina Republicans nominate is expected to be the most expensive Senate contest in the nation.

February 15, 2014 In The News

By the Editorial Board

If you need something out of Washington and want to give a satchel of cash to a political candidate, no need to give it directly to the candidate. Federal law limits those contributions to $2,600 anyway.The thing to do is to give the money to the candidate’s “super PAC,” where no limits apply, to pay for attack ads against the candidate’s opponent.

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