The Mountaineer regularly receives columns from individuals who closely follow government and political activities in Raleigh and submit columns to newspapers across the state. Columnists include:
Scott Mooneyham, who works for Capital Press Association
John Hood, the executive director of John Locke Foundation, a conservative think tank in the state
Mike Walden, an economist with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of N.C. State University
Damon Circosta, the executive director of the N.C. Center for Voter
Education, a Raleigh-based nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, dedicated
to helping citizens more fully participate in democracy
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By John Hood - Aug 18RALEIGH — Critics of the Republican-led General Assembly allege that the teacher-pay raise included in this year’s state budget could have been ...
By Patrick Gannon - Aug 18RALEIGH – As part of my job, I look each day at a 2014 state House or Senate race. All 170 General Assembly districts are up for grabs this year. ...
By Brent Laurenz - Aug 14RALEIGH - A lawsuit challenging North Carolina's controversial new voting law is still ongoing, but a federal judge recently ruled that this ...
By Patrick Gannon - Aug 18RALEIGH – Late last week, it seemed like the only thing Republican House and Senate leaders could agree on was to get doused with cold water as ...
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By Dr. Mike Walden - Aug 15Most of us focus on decisions affecting our daily lives – earning an income, spending, investing and looking ahead to our retirement. If we have ...
By Patrick Gannon - Aug 11RALEIGH – When older people talk, politicians and election candidates usually listen – if they're smart anyway. That's because older people vote, ...