Category: Columns

UNC board votes to keep tuition, fees flat for coming school year

by Kari Travis Raleigh, NC – The University of North Carolina System won’t raise tuition and fees this year while students and their families struggle to stay financially afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  That’s a good start, one expert says,…

We can’t keep our schools closed

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – Our elementary and secondary schools will reopen this fall. During these past months of disruption, dismay, and despair, I have never once doubted it. There really is no practical alternative to reopening schools. Life,…

NC dentists are re-opening

by L’Tanya Bailey Raleigh, NC – As dentists reopen their practices across the state, our number one priority is patient safety. When your dentist is ready to open, you can be confident they are following protocols from the CDC, ADA…

Coronavirus crisis may drive turn to suburbs

by John Hood Raleigh, NC – A decade ago, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, business analysts and policymakers thought they saw a turn toward a new urbanism. Downtown lofts and dense developments were the vogue. There was an…

Time for Fauci to go

By Kevin Roche Especially when we have a President as, er, volatile and impulsive, as the current one (not saying that is always bad), it is good to have people around him or her in a crisis who appear more…