Good morning, and thank you all for being here today! I particularly want to thank Dr. Holden and RTI International, our guests from the research community, and my staff, Nora Blalock, Asher Hildebrand, and Lawrence Kluttz, for convening this timely discussion of an important topic on very short notice.
Happy teacher appreciation week! This annual celebration is an important reminder of the vital – and often thankless – work that teachers do to improve the lives of students and to build a stronger future for our state and our nation.
In The News
BY LAURA OLENIACZ
DURHAM – During a visit to a Durham-based start-up solar technology company on Tuesday, the president's top environmental adviser touted natural gas as a cheap source of electricity. She also said it's growing as an alternative fuel for some trucks, buses and other vehicles to help to reduce the country's oil dependency.
By Beth McIntire
Raleigh-area Congressman David Price (NC-04), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, commended AT&T for becoming the first company in the nation to earn U.S. Department of Homeland Security certification for disaster preparedness.
By Clayton Henkel
The U.S. House on Thursday passed a Republican budget reconciliation bill that will spare the military from mandatory budget cuts next year, replacing those cuts with reductions in funding for food stamps, Medicaid, and other domestic programs.
Public financing of presidential elections, the greatest reform to come out of the post-Watergate era, died this year after a long illness. It was 36 years old, and was drowned by big money and starved by the disdain of politicians who should have known better.
By: David Rogers
Plunging ahead along party lines, the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a set of Republican-backed spending targets that break with the August debt accords by demanding more than $27 billion in additional savings from non-defense programs.
By Todd Leskanic
U.S. Reps. Larry Kissell and David Price told a small crowd gathered Monday at the Headquarters Library on Maiden Lane that they are working to prevent the closure of the city's mail processing and distribution center and annex.
Video of Rep. Price's interview with WRAL's Morning News on the day of President Obama's visit to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
By Gregory Childress
CHAPEL HILL – President Barack Obama is coming to UNC on Tuesday to talk about the student loan debt crisis and to record a segment for the Jimmy Fallon Show.
By Franco Ordonez