Wake Forest police reports – June 26, 2014

Reported June 16-22 Arrests •Gene Thomas Longmire, 41, 3648 Mack Brummitt Road, Kittrell, was arrested at 911 Durham Road and charged with driving while impaired (DWI) and driving without an operator license. He was taken to the Wake County jail. June 22, 4:47 p.m. •Antonio...

A subpoena for state budget director?

The negotiations between House and Senate leaders trying to reach a final budget agreement didn’t seem to be going very well as last week came to an end. A local newspaper reports that State Budget Director Art Pope declined to appear at a Senate meeting called to discuss the...

Want to raise minimum wage? Approve fracking.

Protesters from North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement, as well as other grassroots protests around the nation, have cited an increase in the minimum wage as one of their chief goals. What happens, however, when government acquiesces to such demands? Seattle, Wash., recently...

Democrats, democracy suffer under GOP control

That Republicans express disdain for the Democratic Party is not unexpected. That they refuse to refer to it by its proper name, instead calling it the “Democrat Party,” is just rather childish. What is concerning, however, now two terms into GOP legislative control, is their...