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To be continued

Free & Clear: Rather than rushing to expand Medicaid, state leaders should wait to see how the Republican-controlled Congress alters the Affordable Care Act.

2014-12

Party parity

Free & Clear: A new index shows Tar Heel politics will stay competitive.

2014-11

Poll ax

Free & Clear: Putin, ISIS and kids on the border sharpen security as a cutting-edge issue in an election that jobs, Obamacare and schools were supposed to shape.

2014-10

They come, they go

Free & Clear: In good times and bad, companies shed workers and go out of business. Rather than try to control this, policymakers should cultivate job creation.

2014-09

Balancing act

The best women lawyers in the state thrive through hard work − at the office and at home.

2014-09

Bridge work

Free & Clear: Like the erroneous report of Mark Twain's passing, those lamenting the demise of bipartisan cooperation in lawmaking are exaggerated.

2014-08

Pro-choice

Free & Clear: Two decades of empirical research has shown that education reform will be the real winner if schools are allowed to compete for students.

2014-07

Before the fall

Free & Clear: Before the fall: Votes cast in November should count most, but partisan redistricting has made party primaries of primary importance in Tar Heel politics.

2014-06

Testing core values

Capital Goods: Testing core values: Some Republican lawmakers and their business allies have split ranks over Common Core, the national education standards adopted in 2011.

2014-06

Closing credits

Cover story: Closing credits: A state incentive made North Carolina a haven for Hollywood, but tax reform may end the show.
 

2014-05

Getting out of rehab

Feature: Tax breaks for renovating historic buildings breathed life into dying downtowns. Now the credits are expiring.

2014-05

NCtrend: It's cheaper in Charlotte

It's cheaper in Charlotte: Feds claim they bought the mayor's influence for only $48,500.

2014-05

Down and dirty

Capital Goods: The threat from coal ash is not new, but fate dealt the governor a bad hand when his former employer spilled massive amounts in a river on his watch.

2014-05

Sovereign states

Free & Clear: Sovereign states: These 14 (and D.C.) rule when it comes to higher-than-average growth in both GDP and per capita income since 2000. North Carolina is not among them.

2014-05

Heart of coal

Cover story: Heart of coal: Ashes of what made Duke Energy so powerful smudge more than the biggest U.S. electric company's reputation.
 

2014-04

Not enough ventured

Free & Clear: Not enough ventured: And not enough will be gained until the state does more to encourage entrepreneurs to create jobs at the rate they have in past recoveries.

2014-04

A second opinion

Capital Goods: The governor soothes irritated health-care providers by backing away from a plan for managed-care companies to run Medicaid.

2014-04

Snuffed out

Cover story: Snuffed out: The end of the old Tar Heel economy began with the surgeon general's report.
 

2014-03

The tangled web

Capital Goods: The legislature might be swatting a fly with a sledge hammer if it tries to bring some uniformity to municipal privelege taxes.

2014-03

Working on it

Free & Clear: Both sides arguing about whether or not employment has improved under Obama and McCrory are laboring under a misconception.

2014-03