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Good government is open government

As far as theory goes, North Carolina is a pretty open state when it comes to disclosure of public records and keeping public meetings open to the public. Our state attorney general, Roy Cooper, has stated, “The policy of the state … is to allow public access to the activities of...
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Look before you (statistically) lea

In late February, some 44,000 discouraged North Carolina workers suddenly disappeared. Relax. It’s not as mysterious as it sounds. What happened was that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its long-awaited revision of five years of household-employment data for...

Dancing the night away

Ever since I stood on my daddy’s toes at age four while he swept us around the room in time to music, I have loved dancing. I thoroughly enjoyed my years of ballet and tap lessons from Wake Forest’s own Rockette and multi-generational dance teacher Betty Holding, but it was...