North Carolina is emerging from a worldwide pandemic strong and growing, with new jobs and new neighbors arriving daily. We welcome this growth, but in order for our communities to thrive, our infrastructure must catch up and keep up. In recent weeks, Vice President Kamala Harris, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff visited North Carolina with a plan to help transform our state and nation’s infrastructure.
For quite a while, I have seen the PSRC School Board ignore its own policies and even the law because they evidently feel that the rules to not apply to them. I had high hopes that the newly elected members of the Board would change the way they operated, but sadly they seem to have become part of the swamp that PSRC has seen for decades.
RALEIGH — According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans of Filipino descent had a median household income of just over $100,000 in 2019. The median household income of white Americans that year was about $66,000.
Wednesday saw a group of people gather in Pembroke for the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women event. They marched and they shed tears while raising awareness of the scourge of violence against American Indian women, many of whom have disappeared, probably never to be seen again, and many others whose deaths will remain a mystery and a source of lasting sorrow for family members who may never know justice.
RALEIGH — Are nurse anesthetists overpaid by 74%? Are telemarketers underpaid by 25%? If you accept the standard statistical model used to defend huge and sweeping pay raises for public schoolteachers, then you pretty much have to accept these conclusions, too. They derive from the same set of data.