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Shortchanging our environment and our kids

Amid all the debate at the state legislature about smoking, sex education and school violence prevention little was said about changing the state’s coastal regulations to allow sea walls. Chris Fitzsimon spotlights the powerful interests behind this piece of legislation that could have such a detrimental effect on our coastline in his column “Selling our sand and threatening our coast“.

The North Carolina Budget & Tax Center released a new report today showing that the preschool program More at Four is cost effective and gives arguments why the program should not be cut from the state budget.

Guest commentator Barlow Herget discussions the downsides of school resegregation in his column “Segregated schools: Wrong then and wrong now“.

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