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AG Stein should steer clear of Texas AG Paxton

Today’s headlines paint a dismal picture of American politics. Divisions are apparent across the country, including here in North Carolina. But candidly, for those of us who truly care about preserving civil liberties, that response is justified. Partisan officials across the country, particularly in Texas, are driving an anti-trans, anti-choice, and anti-education agenda that only services to drive us further apart.

North Carolina Democratic Leaders, Stay Focused!

For Democrats to be successful in the 2022 cycle, we can’t get distracted by issues that are far from the priorities of everyday voters. The top consumer complaints from 2021 released by Attorney General Josh Stein are a great example of the guidebook that leaders should follow. No doubt, Stein’s agenda this year will mirror these consumer priorities, and we shouldn’t expect him to get caught up in the distractions of the day – including the anti-tech wave sweeping Congress.

Online platforms must be able to police hate speech

Dear editor:
We now know that the insurrection of January 6, 2021 was organized largely online, with loose networks of Trump-inspired radicals hatching a plan to infiltrate the Capitol and harm our representatives, including the Vice President. Yet nearly a year after that incident, Congress still hasn’t figured out how to handle dangerous, conspiratorial speech online.

Thank you to our local hospitals combatting COVID-19

Dear Editor,

Despite the difficulties that COVID-19 brought to North Carolina, our local hospitals rose to the challenge to help those in need, and save countless lives. Whether patients were treated for coronavirus or a routine medical need, local hospitals continued to provide quality care.

Medical Professionals Need Our Support Now More Than Ever

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally affected every single North Carolinian, whether through the loss of a loved one, jobs disappearing, or getting sick themselves. The health and well-being of medical professionals in our community have also taken a significant toll, yet their struggle has gone unnoticed as they cared for patients on the frontlines at the height of the pandemic.

Support for independent pharmacies

Another healthcare-related letter to share. Interesting given role of pharmacists during COVID vaccine push.

Dear Editor,
Pharmacy services administrative organizations (PSAOs) are not known to the average person, but they often play an integral role in helping you get your medications when going to your local pharmacist. My pharmacy relies on the work PSAOs do, allowing me to get out of the office and go work with my patients at the front of the store.

North Carolinians Still Have Time to Receive Health Coverage in the 2021 Marketplace Special Enrollment Period

Received this important letter to the editor re: the upcoming health insurance marketplace deadline. More than 2 million sign-ups already with the deadline a couple of weeks away now. COVID continues, so too should COVID relief. We need more supportive measures like this, Congress should not let special COVID-related relief expire!

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