Archives for August 27, 2008

Daily Archives: 8/27/2008

The unanswerable lottery question

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The short and telling special interest session

Be careful driving near the coast this Labor Day weekend, especially if you are one of the many two-lane roads in Eastern North Carolina. You could be run off the road by a trailer towing a boat that's a good bit wider than its lane. ...
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Big boat baloney

Lawmakers return to Raleigh for an inexplicable special session

State legislators return to Raleigh today for one of the strangest special sessions in the history of North Carolina. Just over a month after adjourning the 2007-'08 session for good and heading home to prepare for 2009, lawmakers are now rushing back from all over the country to consider overriding a gubernatorial veto of an ill-conceived bill to, of all things, expand the width of boats that can be towed at will on the state highways.

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Number of Tar Heels without health insurance rises

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Tar Heels no better off in 2007 than 2000

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Running Out of Money, Cities Are Debating the Privatization of Public Infrastructure

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Fate of boat-towing bill vetoed by Easley in legislators’ hands

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