York County and 16 others recently entered the Stage 1 – or incipient – drought status after weeks of meager rain or no rain at all. That’s the lowest of three levels of drought, and the situation could reverse with a few days of steady rains, but the dry weather is something we can’t ignore.
Citing that Democrats outnumber Republicans 12:1 in faculty positions at the University of North Carolina, Senate Majority leader Phil Berger suggests that Republican job candidates are discriminated against when they apply for university positions unless they “toe the line from the left.” However, it seems likely that there may be other, more objective explanations for the imbalance of party affiliation.
A handful of companies and nonprofits have developed websites and phone apps allowing women in most states to obtain a prescription for oral contraception from a physician without visiting a doctor’s office, either by answering a series of online questions or talking to a clinician via video or online call.
If this were anything like a normal campaign, with a candidate, message and strategy coordinated and directed toward the goal of winning more votes than Trump’s opponent, you might call this a “pivot” or a “retreat” or whatever language suits you. But this is not that kind of campaign.
We are confident these issues can be resolved and that deputies once more will be serving as school resource officers. We hope this also represents the end of a nasty political spat between former Superintendent Agnes Slayman and the sheriff’s office.
There’s nothing wrong with Obamacare that couldn’t be fairly easily fixed with a bit of bipartisan cooperation. The only thing that makes this hard is the blocking power of politicians who want reform to fail.
In less than 10 days, my kids will go back to school – so please do me a favor. Do not ask them if they are sad about it. Seriously, until you pose that leading question, it never even occurs to children that they should be sad. In fact, they’re quite excited.