BY KAREN GRANGER
It began with three heaping platters of sandwiches, fruit and cookies from Fresh Market.
I lived in Connecticut but went into New York City nearly every weekday when the World Trade Center was attacked. I was home that day and watched the entire event on my TV, worrying about my many friends who lived and worked there.
“For the times, they are a changin’.” — Bob Dylan
There is a dreadful familiarity about the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by white police officers in Minneapolis.
Over the first two months of the coronavirus crisis, our labor-market cratered. The number of employed North Carolinians dropped by 820,000, or 17 percent. Only 56.3 percent of working-aged residents were either employed or actively looking for jobs. That’s the lowest rate of labor force par…
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