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An evening with Dwane Powell at the City of Raleigh Museum

Dwane Powell has inked over 15,000 cartoons during his career that have caricatured presidents, politicians, and North Carolina notables. Powell began cartooning for The News & Observer in 1975 and continues to ink images for Sunday editions. Growing up in rural Arkansas, Powell studied agribusiness at the University of Arkansas but was drawn to the cartoons he saw in Collier’s and The Saturday Evening Post. When his hometown paper offered him $5 a cartoon, his lifelong passion began. Powell went on to win industry recognition including the Overseas Press Club Award for Excellence in Cartooning and the National Headliners Club Award for Outstanding Editorial Cartoons.

J. Peder Zane

Health care is about dollars, not morals

Without denying anyone’s right to define their enemies with -isms and -ists – racists, sexists, socialists, whatever – his statement suggests we might profit from ignoring the extremes and paying greater attention to those who are acting in good faith, who have seemingly sound reasons for their thoughts and beliefs.

Jim Jenkins

Trying to hang on while riding the Trumpcoaster

Presidents do not hear criticism, especially when they are silver-spooners who grew up shielded by limos and fathers’ fortunes and bodyguards, and never hit a skid that wasn’t greased. It is a common problem, has been in all White Houses: The aura of the presidency is a shield, and not necessarily a healthy one. Former presidents have complained about it, about the difficulty of getting people – even those closest – to tell the commander-in-chief what they really think.

Ned Barnett

Democracy, you miss it when it’s gone

Along with the N.C. legislature’s gerrymandering, the weight of Donald Trump as president and the recklessness of the Republican-controlled Congress on health care is crushing the sense that the American political system is still representative.

Jim Jenkins

Memorial Day brings names in stone – and in memory

Every year on Memorial Day, the little pilgrimages are made – by thousands, probably tens of thousands, perhaps more. They are the survivors, the ones who live to mark the sacrifices of fathers, mothers, grandfathers and the greats and great-greats. The ones who died in uniform – America’s uniform, or yes, in some cases, the Confederacy’s or the Union’s uniform.

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Proposed ACA repeal could take medical care away from over 2,300 NC children

Video: Lori Palen's 5-year old son Tommy requires a feeding tube, ventilator, surgeries, costly medications and an in-home nurse that are covered by a Medicaid program regardless of parental income.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Proposed ACA repeal could take medical care away from over 2,300 NC children 4:21

Proposed ACA repeal could take medical care away from over 2,300 NC children

After his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Group of 20 summit, President Trump sent mixed messages about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 2:09

After his meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at the Group of 20 summit, President Trump sent mixed messages about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump Team Has Frequently Claimed 'No Contact' With Russia' 1:46

Trump Team Has Frequently Claimed 'No Contact' With Russia'

Donald Trump Jr. releases Russia emails 1:33

Donald Trump Jr. releases Russia emails