Opinion Roundup: Aug. 1, 2016 -- HB2, shooting probe and Sunday voting

Posted August 1

The group has their eyes set on House Bill 2, which requires people to use public bathrooms that match their birth gender and excludes gay and transgender people from discrimination protections.

On HB2, compromise is unlikely (Charlotte Observer column) -- Gov. Pat McCrory and the NBA couldn’t agree on HB2. They are far from the only ones.

Harnett can't heal until shooting probe is public (Fayetteville Observer) -- Harnett Sheriff Wayne Coats says he wants "to build trust with the community and try to get back on track."

BETTIE FENNELL: Why I opposed Sunday voting in Pender (Wilmington Star-News column) -- As chairman of the Pender County Board of Elections, I am disappointed that an article and editorial regarding early voting on Sunday failed to mention why I oppose Sunday voting.

RICHARD BURR: Proposal to reduce basic housing allowance is wrong (Fayetteville Observer column) -- When some in Congress proposed changes to the rules that govern the basic allowance for housing, or BAH, I looked at the proposed change and recognized the significant hardship that it would cause many military families, especially dual-military families. This is why I have joined with 17 other senators in asking the Senate Armed Services Committee to remove these proposed changes from the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.


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