RALEIGH — According to the latest estimate from fiscal analysts at the North Carolina General Assembly, our state government will take in about $6.2 billion more in General Fund revenue over the 2021-23 budget biennium than was originally projected last year.

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It was bound to happen. The percentage of adults working from home has fallen significantly from its pandemic-era peak. Nevertheless, telecommuting has established itself as a lasting and consequential fact of modern life.

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“When my mom told me to clean my room, I asked God, and He said ‘Yes!’ Then, I did it. I thank God,” says Christian, 8.

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When Morgan Reaves heard his sister Elizabeth chattering about the man she saw playing around atop Chimney Rock, he had plenty of reasons not to believe her. People just didn’t go climbing such steep cliffs, not in 1806 and certainly not for simple recreation. Morgan knew there wasn’t anythi…

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Nearly 48 years ago, President Gerald Ford granted a “full, free and absolute pardon to Richard Nixon,” shielding the former president from prosecution for conspiring to cover up the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex in 1972.

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While the United States is woefully divided politically, ideologically, socially, culturally and economically, Americans should be able to come together for consensus on one issue — that Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian menace and a threat to global order. I say this not as someone who cam…

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Even in the wake of the Super Bowl, the one story that won’t go away involves Brian Flores, Roger Goodell, and the NFL drama that’s been ensuing over the past week.

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The late Walt Disney made a name for himself, and a fortune, by excelling in fields crowded with other high performers: cartooning, publishing, filmmaking, marketing, and storytelling. “I have been up against tough competition all my life,” Disney once said. “I wouldn’t know how to get along…

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While President Biden’s downward spiral in public approval continues, nervous Democrats have sought to reassure one another to remain calm, insisting there remains ample time for the administration to right the ship and bring the American people on board.

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History will remember with reverence the officers wearing U.S. Capitol Police uniforms on Jan. 6, 2021, because they saved our democracy. On the contrary, the mob of violent protesters that injured more than 140 police officers, and killed at least one of them, are a disgrace to this country…

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Yes, it’s that time again when I reminisce about the important events that have transpired over the past 12 months, like how in the world I grew so much ear hair in one year.

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Is the purpose of a university education to prepare graduates to get jobs? I’ve never thought so. But then again, I’ve never thought that going to college should be a near-universal experience.