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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Lela Faye Rich: Part-time poverty

    Gregory McGann’s Sept. 13 letter “Poverty job definition” implied that folks who work for the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and work full-time will earn 23 percent above the poverty level.

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    Pauline Hanthorn: Returning unused meds

    I was delighted to find the Sept. 9 news article “Patients allowed to return unused pills to pharmacies.” When I moved to the United States 21 years ago, I was baffled and horrified by the fact that there was no safe and easy disposal method for medicines and that people thought it...

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    Vincent J. Kopp: Planning for future?

    Regarding the Sept. 13 news article “McCrory calls for fast degree path”: “We must make sure that our degrees are targeted toward those areas where we get the biggest return on investment,” Gov. Pat McCrory said, but it begs for clarification.

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    Patrick Conway: Radical conservatism

    John Hood, in his Sept. 6 Point of View “Constructive conservatism at work in N.C.,” encouraged us to think of the current political leadership of the state as worthy successors to the “constructive conservatism” of Govs. Luther Hodges and Jim Martin. Those who disagree...

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    Richard Burr: ISIL not ‘JV’ squad

    Regarding the Sept. 12 editorial “Wise course”: The News & Observer’s editorial board misrepresented my comments as a reaction to the president’s speech. In fact, the piece led me to believe the editorial board simply hasn’t been paying attention.

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    Mark Greenberg: Dream on

    In the Sept. 9 letter “A democratic one-state solution,” it was hoped that Israel will cease being a Jewish state and instead morph into a one-size-fits-all secular democratic state. It ain’t gonna happen. It’s already democratic in which all faiths participate in the...

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    Martha Brock: Integrate care

    The Sept. 4 editorial “And another reason to expand Medicaid” reprinted from the Greensboro News & Record about the rising costs of treating diabetes points to a real problem. However, a major cause of the increase in the number of cases of Type II diabetes was left out: the side effects...

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    Clyde Edgerton: Foster fair play

    Regarding the Sept. 7 news article “Assistant principal at Chapel Hill High removed”: Racial issues are complex in America. Blacks clearly have more than enough reason to be suspicious of whites. Recently Julie Hennis has been on the receiving end of charges against her for delinquency...

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    John Roberts: Fracking failure

    Regarding the Sept. 8 Point of View “The bounty beneath North Carolina soil” by David McGowan regarding the benefits of natural gas production:

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    Edwin M. Yoder Jr.: Overstepping bounds

    In your Sept. 8 editorial “Checkup for UNC system,” you noted that former state budget director Art Pope “and his family have given millions of dollars to (UNC) over a number of years.” In context, this parenthetical note seems to imply that his philanthropies might somehow...

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