Viewpoint: Columnists

May. 04, 2013 @ 04:43 PM

Accreditation is important to police, city

When I interviewed for the police chief’s position in 2006, then City Manager Craig Meadows gave me a list of things that he wanted the police department to accomplish. At the top of the list was to get the police department nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA.


Apr. 06, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

Richard Hudson's Week in Washington

For months and months, our nation has endured numerous debates regarding how to best control America’s national debt while attempting to stimulate an economic recovery.


Mar. 23, 2013 @ 01:57 PM

Burr's Week in Washington

This week, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government at current funding levels for the next six months.  I voted against this bill because I think current levels are too high and we need to decrease our federal spending.


Mar. 20, 2013 @ 09:31 AM

Legislature should be cautious with vote ID laws

The N.C. General Assembly appears poised to enact new voter identification requirements in the near future.


Mar. 19, 2013 @ 03:56 PM

Richard Hudson's week in Washington

Early on, I learned that a job worth doing is a job worth doing right.


Mar. 13, 2013 @ 12:23 PM

For many happy returns

 Whether the setting is Raleigh or Washington, the tax reform debate will inevitably come down to one Big Question: Are you willing to trade current tax preferences for lower tax rates?