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Our Opinion: It’s not too late to bring records into the sunlight

A Wake Weekly editorial
| October 21, 2021

As North Carolina lawmakers continue hammering out a state budget, they can make the most of their e...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

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Our Opinion: Video lottery bill ignores unregulated sweepstakes games

A Wake Weekly editorial
| September 9, 2021

North Carolina legislators seem to be OK with gambling just so long as the House — the one that meet...

Guest Editorial

Protect charter school students’ civil liberties

A Wilson Times editorial
| August 20, 2021

Families’ fight against a discriminatory dress code will continue, but a court ruling in the case co...

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Our Opinion: Lawmakers, be good sports and kindly butt out

A Wake Weekly editorial
| July 29, 2021

When legislators have a vested interest in the outcome, no institution is safe from their meddling —...

Details of disciplinary actions taken against government employees are already public record in 36 other states. Senate Bill 355 would unlock that information for North Carolina taxpayers.

Guest Editorial

Transparency foes don’t represent NC stakeholders

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 27, 2021

Who says North Carolina’s state employees and schoolteachers are against transparency? Lobbying eff...

Guest editorial

NC should let public review body camera video

A Wilson Times editorial
| May 12, 2021

The standard objection, a familiar talking point recited so often it’s become a cliché, goes somethi...

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Our Opinion: Lift veil of secrecy shrouding public employee records

A Wake Weekly editorial
| March 18, 2021

Your taxes pay their salaries, but when police officers, teachers and other public-sector workers ar...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

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Our Opinion: Counties once again looking to operate in the dark

February 5, 2021

Like a bad penny, legislation to hide public notices from the public is back in the N.C. General Ass...

Guest editorial

Bring body camera videos into the sunlight

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 28, 2021

Now shrouded behind a veil of secrecy, police body camera and dashboard camera recordings could beco...

Dave DiFilippo cartoon

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OUR OPINION: Bob Allen roved around and gave us a newspaper

A Wake Weekly editorial
| May 7, 2021

A staple of this newspaper for nearly seven decades, Bob Allen’s column “Roving Around,” is missing from the pages this week. Its absence is glaring; Bob’s insight into life in Wake Forest …

Guest Editorial

Mask mandate drafts businesses as Cooper’s cops

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 28, 2021

Guest editorial North Carolina’s newest law enforcers won’t be sworn to protect and serve. They’ll be unarmed, and instead of badges, their uniforms will feature name tags from supermarkets, …

Guest editorial

Police reform must start with transparency

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 28, 2021

As stakeholders work to repair North Carolina’s criminal justice system, they should make Louis Brandeis’ famous declaration their constant refrain: Sunlight is the best …

Guest editorial

Open government guarantee belongs in NC Constitution

A Wilson Times editorial
| January 28, 2021

Along with public health, the COVID-19 pandemic is testing government transparency in North Carolina. State officials have withheld vital information about coronavirus outbreaks that would help …

Guest Editorial

Ask Congress to support local news during pandemic

America’s Newspapers
| April 30, 2020

During this coronavirus pandemic, access to accurate and trustworthy information in your community is as critical to life under quarantine and as sought after as hand sanitizer and face …

Guest Editorial

Protest is essential, even amid growing coronavirus crisis

| April 23, 2020

With one unnecessary arrest and one tone-deaf tweet, police placed North Carolina smack dab in the middle of a national COVID-19 controversy. Videos from Tuesday’s #ReopenNC protest rally show …

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